With the coronavirus pandemic, The West Virginia Bar Association is taking precautionary measures and has postponed the 2020 Bench & Bar celebration.  We will announce a rescheduled time at a later date.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center 
444 W Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301

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Tessa White 
The West Virginia Bar Association 

2020 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 provide attendees an inside look at the past, present, and future of the court system.  Refreshments (beer, wine, water, soda) and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

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 $15 for non-WV Bar Association members.  To join or renew your WV Bar Association dues, click here.

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

  • WV - approved for 2.4 hours of CLE, including 0.6 ethics
  • OH
  • PA


Schedule of Events:

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

6:30 p.m. - program begins

  • Chief Justice Tim Armstead, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia 
  • Justice Margaret L. Workman, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Justice Elizabeth D. Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Justice Evan H. Jenkins, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Justice John A. Hutchison, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

8:00 p.m. - questions and wrap up

Other confirmed judicial guests include:

  • Honorable Michael J. Aloi, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Judge Stephen Callaghan, 28th Judicial Circuit
  • Honorable Thomas S. Kleeh, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Judge Kurt Hall, 26th Judicial Circuit
  • Judge Jacob E. Reger, 26th Judicial Circuit
Check back as this list grows!

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