The West Virginia Bar Association will hold its 133rd annual meeting at the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling.
The 133rd annual meeting will be held Aug. 15-17 and will include continuing legal education forums; receptions and dinners; and a tour of Independence Hall, a historic government building that now serves as a state-run museum.
Pricing for the annual meeting starts at $400 for a single member, $675 for a couple with one attorney, $725 for a couple with two attorneys, and between $250 and $550 for members of the Young Lawyer Division. Registration prices go up $50 after July 31 and non-member surcharges are $100 more for each registration.
An open bar and hors d'oeuvres will be offered at Thursday's welcome reception; beverages and snacks will be provided for conference activities; an open bar and hors d'oeuvres will be available at Friday's cocktail reception; and an open bar and plated meal are included with Friday's dinner.
The featured program is a joint session on lawyer well-being from West Virginia Chief Justice Beth Walker and Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner. New this year is a Judicial Appreciation Reception to recognize the Federal and state judiciary and their service to the legal community.
“The Annual Meeting is a highly anticipated event that has been incorporated into our traditions since 1886," Executive Director Tessa White said. "We have a mix of judges and lawyers from various parts of the state and a wide range of practice area and experience. It is a good blend of continuing legal education (CLE) credits and social networking opportunities to make the conference both educational and fun. This is a great way for lawyers, especially the younger lawyers, to interact with their peers and judges.”
Additional activities include golf Friday afternoon, which is $55 per person; a children's activity during Friday's reception; and the Mountaineer Brewfest on Saturday, which is not affiliated with the West Virginia Bar Association.
Those attending must make their own reservations at Oglebay Resort, but can secure special room rates through July 31 if they mention they're with the West Virginia Bar Association. Limited scholarships are currently available for young lawyers and law students. Contact White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-545-6180 for more information.
The West Virginia Bar Association was created in 1886 and offers members a chance to cooperate to improve laws in the state, as well as take advantage of continuing legal education and keep informed on changes to the state's legal processes, according to the association's website. The association held its first annual meeting in 1887 in Berkeley Springs.