2019 Bench & Bar

Please join us for our annual Bench & Bar celebration, a networking and CLE event between judges and lawyers throughout the state. This year’s celebration will mark a new beginning for the courts in West Virginia following what has been a tumultuous year. Refreshments (beer, wine, water, soda) and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, 444 W Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301

This event is FREE for WV Bar Association members (members still need to register by using the promotional code that was provided in the separate WV Bar Association email) and only $10 for non-WV Bar Association members. To join or renew your WV Bar Association dues, click here.

This event has been approved for the following CLE credits. Please bring your State Bar numbers in order to obtain CLE credit.

  • WV – 1 hour approved, including 0.6 ethics
  • OH – 1 hour approved
  • PA – 1 hour approved

Schedule of Events:

5:30 p.m. – doors open, networking reception

6:30 p.m. – program begins

  • Mayor Catherine Goings, City of Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Chief Justice Elizabeth D. Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Justice Margaret L. Workman, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Justice Tim Armstead, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Justice John A. Hutchison, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Honorable Thomas S. Kleeh, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia

7:30 p.m. – networking reception

Other confirmed judicial guests include:

  • Judge Shawn D. Nines, 19th Judicial Circuit
  • Judge Michael J. Olejasz, 1st Judicial Circuit
  • Judge Steven L. Shaffer, 18th Judicial Circuit
  • Judge William Dorsey, 16th Family Court Circuit
  • Judge Kurt Hall, 26th Judicial Circuit
  • Honorable Michael J. Aloi, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Magistrate John M. Coffman, Upshur County Magistrate
  • Judge Stephen Callaghan, 28th Judicial Circuit
  • Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Magistrate Sandra J. Dorsey, Mercer County Magistrate
  • Judge Jacob E. Reger, 26th Judicial Circuit
  • Judge James A. Matish, 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Judge Thomas H. Ewing, 12th Judicial Circuit
  • Judge Debra H. Scudiere, 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Judge Alan D. Moats, 19th Judicial Circuit