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“THE CONSPIRATOR”- The American Bar Association announces The Conspirator, a new movie directed by Robert Redford (pictured with James McAvoy) that examines justice in the time of a historic crisis. Conspirator or scapegoat? What was Mary Surratt’s role in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln? The legal issues examined in the movie provide an opportunity for […]
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In Memory IN MEMORY- In the past two weeks, three well known and well respected friends of the Bar Foundation have passed away—Judge John T. Madden (Moundsville), Judge M. Blane Michael (Charleston) and Mary Pat Steptoe (Clarksburg). Judge Madden served in the WV House of Delegates and then as a WV Circuit Court Judge. Judge Michael served in […]
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Bar Foundation Past President Carl Harris and Connie Blessing with State Bar President-elect Gary Nickerson CONNIE BLESSING RETIREMENT- On March 2, the Lawyer Disciplinary Board and the Bar Foundation sponsored a reception to honor Connie Blessing, who has retired after more than 25 years of service to the state’s  legal profession and the justice system. […]
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BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS Those lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia.   13th ANNUAL BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS DINNER- Seventeen individuals will be honored as […]
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Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw, Jr. with the judges for the We, the People program. WE, THE PEOPLE PROGRAM- When the final statewide competition for the constitutional program, We, the People, was held at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston last month,  Attorney General, Darrell V. McGraw, Jr., presented remarks to the students from […]
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Chief Judge Goodwin presents award to winning students from Keyser High School in We, the People program. WE, THE PEOPLE PROGRAM- On January 19, the final competition in the We, the People program was held at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston. Outstanding students made presentations on constitutional issues and answered questions posed […]
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Chief Judge John P. Bailey with Judge’s portrait at Memorial Service in Remembrance of The Honorable Robert E. Maxwell JUDGE MAXWELL MEMORIAL SERVICE- On December 17, the Memorial Service in Remembrance of  U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Maxwell was held at David and Elkins College in Elkins. Even with wintry conditions, the auditorium was […]
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Justice Thomas E. McHugh receives the oath of office from Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis with his wife, Judy, and his two lawyer sons, Jim and John. (Photo by Steven Wayne Rotsch, Governor’s Photographer.) SUPREME COURT JUSTICE MCHUGH- Before a packed courtroom on a snowy day, December 16, 2010, Supreme Court Justice Thomas E. McHugh […]
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Bar Foundation Board meets using video and telephone conferencing. BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS- For the first time in its history, the Bar Foundation Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting by utilizing both video and telephone conferencing systems, as well as being present in person. The fifteen member Board met at the law offices of Bowles, Rice, McDavid, […]
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US Magistrate Court Judge Cheryl A. Eifert with Board Member Tom Flaherty, on the left, and Secretary/Treasurer Steve Nord, on the right. US MAGISTRATE COURT JUDGE EIFERT- On November 5, the formal Investiture Ceremony for new US Magistrate Court Judge Cheryl A. Eifert was held at the Federal Courthouse in Huntington. An overflow crowd of […]
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