Bar Brief-167-“Forever Changed”

  “FOREVER CHANGED”- “The WV Bar Foundation has made it possible for the Hope girls (not their real last name) to finally find healing and closure. The sibling set of 3 have made regular visits to the Child Protect office over the past six months.  First, for forensic interviews in which the girls (ranging in age from 6 […]
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Bar Brief-166-Lunch and Laughs Donation

  LUNCH AND LAUGHS DONATION- In September, West Virginia University President and former Dean and Professor at the WVU College of Law, E. Gordon Gee, was the honoree at the Bar Foundation’s Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend event in Morgantown. Each year, the honoree designates a worthwhile charitable entity to receive the net proceeds from the […]
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Bar Brief-165-$300,000

        $300,000 $300,000- Since making its first grant eleven years ago, the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has distributed and committed more than $300,000 to worthwhile non-profit organizations in the state in meeting its mission to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to West Virginia’s citizens. With more than 50 grants having being […]
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Bar Brief-164-Future Philanthropy

FUTURE PHILANTHROPY- The WV Bar Foundation is the philanthropic organization for the legal profession and the justice system here in West Virginia. The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors recently made an important Justice Fund grant to ensure that there is a bright future for philanthropy in our state by supporting the Legal and Policy Fellowship involving the […]
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Bar Brief-163-“No Child Falls Through The Cracks”

“NO CHILD FALLS THROUGH THE CRACKS”- Child Protect of Mercer County is a community based child advocacy center in Mercer County that works to ensure that “no child falls through the cracks” when the child is a victim of abuse and neglect, has witnessed violence or a crime or is drug-endangered. The West Virginia Bar Foundation […]
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Bar Brief-162-Giving Thanks

GIVING THANKS- The West Virginia Bar Foundation and its fifteen member Board of Directors hopes that your family, your friends, your colleagues and you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday last week. We wish to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to you—each of you receiving this Bar Brief has provided your personal support and assistance which has […]
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Bar Brief-161-Generous Donations

GENEROUS DONATIONS- Last week, the well known law firm, DiTrapano, Barrett, DiPiero, McGinley and Simmons made generous donations to the Bar Foundation’s Justice Fund. The Board of Directors wishes to express its gratitude to the firm for its beneficial contribution that will be used entirely for Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice and […]
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Bar Brief-160-Investiture Ceremony

    INVESTITURE CEREMONY- On October 23, Judge Frank Volk was officially installed as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia during a wonderful investiture ceremony at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston. Pictured above, on the left, is Judge Volk with his longtime mentor, U. S. District […]
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Bar Brief-159-Bar Foundation Fellows Nominations

                       BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS  NOMINATIONS BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS NONINATIONS- The deadline is October 30 for current Bar Foundation Fellows to nominate members of the legal profession and the judiciary to be considered as members of the 2016 Fellows class. Bar Foundation Fellows are—“Those lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of […]
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Bar Brief-158-Justice For An Innocent Child

    JUSTICE FOR AN INNOCENT CHILD JUSTICE FOR AN INNOCENT CHILD- Through your valuable support, the WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors has made a commitment to providing grant assistance to the worthwhile organizations around the state which are leaders in the fight against child abuse and neglect. Utilizing specialized forensic interview techniques, as well as other supportive […]
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