West Virginia State Bar Bridge the Gap Seminar

Members admitted to the West Virginia State Bar after July 1, 2018 are subject to the following requirements:

The West Virginia Supreme Court adopted proposed amendments to the Bridge the Gap Program by Administrative Order in October 2017, with the changes taking effect on July 1, 2018. Click Here for the Administrative Order.

  • The new Bridge the Gap Program requires mandatory in-person attendance at one of two seminars to be held annually. The training sessions will occur once at the State Bar Annual Meeting and a second time at a geographically different location each calendar year.
  • The first program offering will occur on April 8, 2019 in Charleston, West Virginia at the State Bar Annual Meeting. The second program offering will occur in November 2019 in Bridgeport, WV. The third program offering will occur in April 2020 at the State Bar Annual Meeting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  • Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program.
  • Bridge the Gap will be FREE to all new admittees. Attendance will count toward the mandatory CLE attendance requirements.
The next seminar will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at:

The Summit Bechtel Reserve
2550 Jack Furst Dr
Glen Jean, WV 25846

A Fall 2021 seminar is planned for Friday, November 5, 2021 at:

Bridgeport Conference Center
300 Conference Center Way
Bridgeport, WV 26330