Bar Brief-272-We The People

WE THE PEOPLE-       Last month, the state finals for the We The People program were held at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston. Pictured above is the state champion school, Clay County High School, with U.S. District Court Judge Irene Berger, in the center, who gave remarks and made the award presentations. […]
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Bar Brief-271-Veterans Legal Clinic

VETERANS LEGAL CLINIC GRANT       Last fall, General Ken Gray was honored at the successful 9th Annual Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend event at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown. The General, whose illustrious career included service as a U. S. Army Judge Advocate General, as a WVU Vice President and as a […]
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Bar Brief-270-Judge Volk Investiture

JUDGE VOLK INVESTITURE       On Friday, January 17, the Investiture Ceremony for U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District Frank Volk was held at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston. Pictured above, Judge Volk takes his oath of office. (Photo credit-Kenny Kemp, Charleston Gazette-Mail) An overflow crowd of distinguished guests, members of […]
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Bar Brief-269-Kenya Parliament Delegation

KENYA PARLIAMENT DELEGATION-       Last month, a delegation from the Kenya Parliament spent several days in Charleston meeting with federal and state government officials. The group consisted of members of Parliament and staff persons, two of whom were lawyers. Pictured above is U.S. District Court Judge Irene Berger, seated in her courtroom, with the members […]
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Bar Brief-268-$408,477

$408,477-       The WV Bar Foundation’s mission is to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to the citizens of West Virginia. The Board of Directors pursues that mission through its top priority of providing Bar Foundation grants to worthwhile charitable organizations in the state. Since the first grant was provided […]
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Bar Brief-267-Board Leadership

BOARD LEADERSHIP-           The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is a diverse group of fifteen judges and lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice. The Board members hold quarterly meetings with one being in person and three using the toll free telephone conference call system. In addition, each […]
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Bar Brief-266-Giving Tuesday

GIVING TUESDAY-                Giving Tuesday is December 3. After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is the internationally recognized day for everyone to support their favorite charitable organizations. There are three reasons for YOU to consider giving a tax deductible donation to support the Bar Foundation’s Justice Fund: 1. Your money […]
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Bar Brief-265-Passion. Fervor.

PASSION. FERVOR.              These two words—passion and fervor—were used by the excellent law student recipients of the Bar Foundation’s Public Service Scholarship to describe their commitment to become lawyers providing this important type of legal services. Pictured above are second year WVU College of Law students, Emily Neely and Hannah Vogt, who divided the Scholarship […]
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Bar Brief-264-Forensic Medical Examination Room

FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAMINATION ROOM           A forensic medical examination room at the Randolph Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center in Elkins received necessary financial support from a Bar Foundation grant provided by the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors. In the Elkin Inter-Mountain newspaper photo, above, taken by Tim MacVean, are from left to right- Margot Evick RTCAC […]
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Bar Brief-263-Philanthropy CLE Seminar

PHILANTHROPY CLE SEMINAR            An excellent continuing legal education (CLE) seminar will be held on November 6-7, at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg. Sponsored by the statewide Philanthropy WV organization, the two day annual meeting includes several sessions with approved CLE credit totaling 8.1 credits, including 2.4 credits in legal ethics. The legal ethics presentation […]
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