Real Estate Lawyers Division

The Real Estate Lawyers Division (RELD) of The West Virginia Bar Association (WVBA) was established in 1996 when an independent group of real estate lawyers from West Virginia decided to meld their organization into The WVBA. This close-knit and dynamic division focuses on issues related to the practice of real estate law in West Virginia (should we state “and surrounding areas.” In addition to topical updates, once a year the RELD hosts a real estate law conference, where members gain valuable continuing education, featuring expert presenters on a number of interesting and timely real estate-related issues. RELD members are charged a nominal special assessment (in addition to regular WVBA dues), to supplement the cost of this conference. If your legal practice is concerned with real estate law, you will find belonging to the RELD a smart investment.


H. Hampton Rose IV
P.O. Box 1588
Charleston, WV  25326-1588
Phone: 304-353-8189

Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) was formed to facilitate newcomers to the legal profession make their way into the practice law and the West Virginia legal community. The YLD hosts events during the year with intellectual and social emphasis that provide lawyers intellectual and social opportunity to mingle and develop networks among their peers and the judiciary that can help them learn and grow their legal practice.

As attorneys, the YLD see their profession as a calling to public service, and in that spirit will, from time to time, undertake volunteer activities. Being a member of our YLD is a great experience that will benefit any young lawyer, professionally and socially.


Joseph A. (Jay) Ford
300 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 720-5650