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					The West Virginia         1886


      A                                    A M E R I C A ’ S R E S ORT




  T h e W e s T V i r g i n i A B A r A s s o c i AT i o n


  Quasquicentennial
   Annual Meeting




          Au g u s t 1 1 th – 1 3 th, 2 0 1 1
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2:00 – 5:00 pm   regisTrATion – Upper Lobby Alcove

6:00 pm          PAsT PresiDenTs groUP PhoTo – golf club (weather permitting)
                 North Parlor (inclement weather)

6:15 pm          eXecUTiVe coUnciL groUP PhoTo – golf club (weather permitting)
                 North Parlor (inclement weather)

7:00 pm          WeLcome recePTion – golf club
                 Host: Pryce Haynes Associates

8:00 pm          PAsT PresiDenTs Dinner* – champions room, golf club
                 *By Invitation Only - Black Tie




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7:30 am          regisTrATion – conference center corridor adjacent to hayes room

8:00 am          WeLcome – The hayes room
                 Logan M. Hassig, President
8:10 am   concUrrenT session – The hayes room
          Employee Privacy Rights: Employer Monitoring of Employees’ Electronic Activities
          C. David Morrison, Esq., Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

          C. David Morrison, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, was Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment
          Department from 1994 to 2010. His office is located in Bridgeport, West Virginia. He has 29 years
          of experience in employment counseling, supervisory training and litigation in state and federal
          courts as well as before federal agencies such as the NLRB. In addition, David handles “deliberate
          intent” claims on behalf of employers in West Virginia.

          Currently, David is the immediate past President of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, an
          Executive Committee member of EMLF, a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial
          Conference, a member of the Employment Law Committee of the West Virginia State Bar, and a
          member of the Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. He chaired the Academic
          Excellence Committee for Harrison County Catholic Schools for a number of years. He is a past
          member and executive committee member of the Board of Trustees of Alderson-Broaddus College,
          where he served for 12 years. He has also coached youth league sports for 32 different seasons.

          David is a Fellow in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and has been recognized by
          Chambers USA as a “leading lawyer” for employment law since 2004, has been listed in “Best
          Lawyers in America” for employment, labor law and mining law since 2005, and has been identified
          as a West Virginia “Super Lawyer” in employment law since 2006. He has presented over 75
          seminars, and has served as an adjunct lecturer on both trial advocacy and pre-trial strategies at the
          West Virginia University College of Law.

8:10 am   concUrrenT session – The Fillmore room
          Language Contained in and The Negotiation of a Pipeline Right of Way
          John W. Fisher II, Dean Emeritus, WVU College of Law

          John W. Fisher, II, the 15th Dean of West Virgina University College of Law has been called “the
          state’s foremost authority in the field of property law,” by the West Virginia Supreme Court of
          Appeals. A Moorefield, West Virginia, native, Fisher received a B.A. in History from WVU in 1964,
          and a J.D. from the College of Law in 1967. He clerked for The Honorable Robert E. Maxwell (‘49)
          upon graduation, then spent three years as a lecturer at the College of Law prior to his joining the
          faculty as a full-time assistant professor in 1971. During the 1980s, a four-year term as WVU Chief
          of Staff and advisor to the Office of the President. He considered it an honor and a privilege to serve
          as Dean of the College of Law from 1998 through 2008.

          Fisher is now the William J. Maier, Jr. Dean Emeritus.

9:00 am   BreAk – The mckinley room
9:20 am    generAL session – The hayes room
           Mrs. Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd: Innocent Victims or Guilty Conspirators
           Forest J. Bowman, Jackson Kelly Professor of Law Emeritus

           Forest Jackson “Jack” Bowman is the Jackson Kelly Professor of Law Emeritus at West Virginia
           University and an avid student of history. A former Captain in the United States Army, he is
           especially interested in the American Civil War, having ancestors who served on both sides of that
           struggle. His particular area of interest is in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, a subject
           he has studied intensely for over fifty years.

           His research has taken him from the back door of Washington’s Ford’s theater, to the want ad
           pages of the New York Daily Intelligencer, to the Library of Congress, to the private writings of a
           former president of VPI (who was a secret agent for Jefferson Davis), to an obscure threat made by
           Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby to a Confederate soldier from Bowman’s hometown of
           Petersburg, West Virginia. Along the way he has discovered that much of what has been written about
           President Lincoln’s assassination is not simply misleading and confusing, it is downright wrong. He
           will concentrate in particular on the cases of Mrs. Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, conspirators
           widely believed to be innocent victims of the Federal government’s thirst for vengeance. In his
           presentation he will tell us the real story of what happened on that tragic night at Ford’s Theater and,
           in particular, whether Mrs. Surratt and Dr. Mudd were innocent victims or guilty conspirators.

9:30 am    esTATe ToUr – for spouses and guests
           Enjoy a guided tour (inside and out) of exquisite custom homes in the
           exclusive Sporting Club development at The Greenbrier.

10:10 am   BreAk – The mckinley room
10:30 am   generAL session – The hayes room
           Future Effect of Marcellus Shale Development on WV’s Economy
           Russell Sobel, Ph.D., WV College of Business & Economics

           Russell S. Sobel is Professor of Economics and holder of the James Clark Coffman Distinguished
           Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at West Virginia University. He joined the WVU faculty after
           receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University in 1994. Dr. Sobel served as
           Director of the WVU Entrepreneurship Center from 2002 to 2006 where he started the University’s
           student business plan competition, created a minor in entrepreneurship, and helped to found the
           university’s business incubator.

           He has published over 150 books and articles on economic policy, including a nationally-best-selling
           college Principles of Economics textbook. His research has been featured in the New York Times,
           Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News and World Report, and The Economist Magazine,
           and he has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, CSPAN, NPR, and the CBS Evening News.

           His edited books on West Virginia economic policy reform, Unleashing Capitalism: Why Prosperity
           Stops at the West Virginia Border and How To Fix It and The Rule of Law: Perspectives on Legal
           and Judicial Reform in West Virginia, have been the subject of over 250 public speeches and media
           appearances, including presentations to the state legislature and two state governors, and Unleashing
           Capitalism was named winner of the 2008 Sir Anthony Fisher Award for best state policy publication
           of the year.

           Dr. Sobel teaches undergraduate courses in the principles of economics and the capstone course
           in public policy analysis in the Economics Ph.D. program. He also frequently travels around the
           country teaching short courses on economics to various groups including U.S. Congressional Staff,
           federal judges, and West Virginia K-12 teachers.

11:30 am   ABA & WV BAr FoUnDATion FeLLoWs JoinT LUncheon
           chesapeake Bay

1:00 pm    goLF scrAmBLe – shoTgUn sTArT – The old White course

2:00 pm    BereTTA sPorTing cLAYs shooT – The greenbrier gun club

7:00 pm    cockTAiL recePTion – chesapeake Bay

8:00 pm    Dinner – The chesapeake room
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7:30 am   regisTrATion – conference center corridor adjacent to hayes room

7:45 am   AnnUAL BUsiness meeTing – The hayes room

8:00 am   concUrrenT session – The hayes room
          Recent Changes in Estate Taxation and Their Impact on Near and
          Long-Term Estate Planning
          Bruce L. Stout, Huddleston Bolen LLP

          BRUCE L. STOUT is a partner in the firm of Huddleston Bolen LLP, Huntington, West Virginia.
          He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1982, and has been practicing law
          in West Virginia since that time, specializing in estate planning and trust and estate administration.
          He is a member of the West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio Bar Associations. He is an Adjunct
          Lecturer of estate planning at West Virginia University Law School, Morgantown, West Virginia.
          He has been recognized for several years in The Best Lawyers in America, West Virginia Super Lawyers
          and Best of the U.S. He is a member and past Chairman of the West Virginia State Bar Probate
          Committee and a member and past State Chairman of the American College of Trust and Estate
          Counsel. He frequently lectures and writes subjects relating to estate planning and trust and estate
          administration and has been an expert witness and mediator in estate cases. He is the author of the
          West Virginia Probate Newsletter established in 1997 that is printed annually and of a book, Estate
          Planning in West Virginia: Real Answers to Real Questions, published in 2009. He also wrote a
          chapter entitled “The Estate Tax and Beyond: Current Concerns and Challenges” in the book, Inside
          the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies, 2010 ed.” published by Aspatore Books.

8:00 am   concUrrenT session – The Fillmore room
          All You Need to Know – Dissecting the New ALTA Title Policies and Coverages
          Laura A.Wareheim, Vice President & WV State Manager First American Title Insurance Co.

          Laura A. Wareheim handles all business for First American in the State of WV, including underwriting,
          and agency training. Ms. Wareheim has been with the Company for 19 years and is a member of the
          American Land Title Association. She has lectured for various State and other allied organizations.




8:50 am   BreAk – The mckinley room
9:10 am    generAL session – The hayes room
           The New Law Firm Economics
           Ward Bower, Altman Weil, Inc.

           Ward Bower is a principal of legal management consulting firm Altman Weil, Inc., headquartered in
           Newtown Square, PA. He joined Altman Weil in 1975 and serves law firms throughout the US in
           assignments involving strategy, growth, financial performance and organization. He has advised on
           some of the largest law firm mergers in the world. Mr. Bower is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.




10:00 am   BreAk – The mckinley room

10:30 am   gUBernAToriAL DeBATe – The chesapeake room

12:30 pm   cAnDiDATes’ recePTion – chesapeake Bay and Terrace

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