Return From My Blogging Sabbatical


The View From Our Office – Corner Main and N. Kanawha; Create Buckhannon’s Art Project Mural – A Great Small Town!

It has been May since my last blog article. Yet, I love to write. What’s up?

Our OfficeOur Office: 1 West Main Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201

  1. Two visits where we were privileged to watch precious Grandchildren for several days.
  2. An argument in Hayes v. Brady before the WV Supreme Court of Appeals which resulted in an adverse memorandum decision, and our “Petition for Rehearing” that we filed yesterday. I focused on the case that the Court said I should have discussed and the strong dissent in our favor by the Hon. Justice Menis Ketchem. Now, if I can just communicate effectively with the rest of the court. If not, my bad.
  3. A failed effort to commence our collaboration with the WV Department of Education on this year’s Video Competition. I had hoped to use the subject the Articles of Confederation and tension between the states and federal government, but in a time of great stress, it isn’t going to be. Sorry.
  4. My seminar presentation on law office technology, the third in seven months, for the WVU College of Law CLE Series. Such efforts are great fun, but take more time than you might think.
  5. The WV Association for Justice Annual Meeting, two days in June, and a valuable seminar on law office technology by nationally known speaker Barron Henley of Affinity Consulting.
  6. My duties to mow nearly 10 hilly acres.
  7. For the rest of the summer we have:
    1. A pleasant week in Ct. with my wife’s family.
    2. Two weeks here for “Camp WV”, two boys first, to the Cass Scenic Railway, and the two girls to Blennerhessett Island on the Ohio River.
    3. 3-4 days to and from the “TBD Conference”, invitation only for 70 lawyers on the cutting edge of technology, marketing, and the “future of the law”.
    4. Now that the wood has been delivered, the long delayed built in bookshelves for Burt’s library. “Where’s the manual for that router?”
    5. Presenting a report as Chair of the WV State Bar “Future of the Law” committee at the WV State Bar quarterly meeting at Snowshoe.
    6. 50-60 hour work weeks.
  8. I will be cutting down on some of the “out of the office stuff”. I will not help author any bills, and will not be running any video competitions. That’s some big responsibility off of my plate. I cannot do those things every year.
  9. I will distill some serious thinking brought on by a recent “big birthday”, by concerns about the changes in my profession, my because of my desire to market myself and educate the public, and my interests in so many things.

So, the blog writing will resume. See you soon.



This post was written by Burton Hunter

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