Bar Brief-191-We, The People

      WE, THE PEOPLE       The We, The People (WTP) program statewide final competition occurred in mid-December at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston. Pictured above are the winning students from Clay County High School, their teacher, Philip Dobbins, U. S. District Court Judge Joseph Robert Goodwin and Rebecca Tinder, the WTP State Coordinator.            This […]
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Bar Brief-190-Bar Foundation Board

       BAR  FOUNDATION  BOARD   BAR FOUNDATION BOARD       Earlier this month, the WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting. Thirteen of the fifteen Board members, who are from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, were able to participate with several important actions being taken.       […]
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Bar Brief-189-Bar Foundation Grant

BAR FOUNDATION GRANT      Last year, the WV Bar Foundation provided a $2,500 grant to The Children’s Listening Place in Parkersburg, a child advocacy agency. Pictured above at the Listening Place’s forensic interviewing office, is Bar Foundation President Jodie Boylen, a Wood County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, on the left, and Lisa Sutton, the Listening Place’s […]
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Bar Brief-188-Lunch and Laughs Donation

      LUNCH AND LAUGHS DONATION       Robert M. Steptoe, Jr. (Bridgeport) was the honoree during the Sixth Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend on September 9, 2016, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.       Bob selected student scholarships at the WVU College of Law as his designated charitable activity to receive […]
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Bar Brief-187-WV Bar Foundation Grants

               WV BAR FOUNDATION GRANTS       WV BAR FOUNDATION GRANTS       The mission of the WV Bar Foundation is to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services for the state’s citizens.       The Bar Foundation Board of Directors focuses on providing grants to worthwhile non-profit entities in order to […]
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Bar Brief-186-WVBARFOUND.ORG

 WVBARFOUND.ORG        The judges and lawyers who are Bar Foundation Fellows and Members, as well as the general public, continue to increase their usage of the Bar Foundation’s website—-wvbarfound.org         The most recent statistics show that more than 92,000 individual visits were made to the website in the past twelve months with November, 2015, and February, 2016, […]
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Bar Brief-185-Legal and Policy Fellowship

      LEGAL AND POLICY FELLOWSHIP        Last year, the Bar Foundation Board of Directors approved an innovative grant to support a Philanthropic Legal and Policy Fellowship for a law student at the WV College of Law. The student selected to serve the Fellowship was Jackson Butler, a second year law student at that […]
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Bar Brief-184-Surprise Grant

      SURPRISE GRANT        During a surprise announcement at the Lunch and Laughs event in Morgantown on September 9, the WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors made a $10,000 grant to the WVU College of Law to support legal clinics in underserved areas of the state, including those on the new WVU campus […]
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Bar Brief-183-Successful Lunch and Laughs

Subject: Bar Brief-183-Successful Lunch and Laughs     SUCCESSFUL LUNCH AND LAUGHS        Robert M. “Bob” Steptoe, Jr. the well known and well respected lawyer from Bridgeport, was the honored guest at the 6th Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend on September 9, 2016, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.        Pictured above, […]
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Bar Brief-182-Lunch and Laughs-This Friday

    LUNCH AND LAUGHS- THIS FRIDAY LUNCH AND LAUGHS-THIS FRIDAY        A big crowd of judges, lawyers and community leaders will be attending the 6th Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend on this coming Friday, September 9, 2016, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, beginning at 11:30 AM, where the honored guest […]
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