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Irene Malfregeot and WVBF Board of Directors member, Tracey Weber, of Weston. BAR FOUNDATION GRANT- Last year, the WV Bar Foundation provided a grant to the Harrison County Child Advocacy Center to continue the Center’s important forensic interview program by paying for cameras and recording equipment to be used in place of a child’s testimony […]
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WV Supreme Court Justice Thomas McHugh and U. S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Robert King participated in the Constitution Day ceremonies. CONSTITUTION DAY- On Friday, September 17, a Constitution Day ceremony was held at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston, as well as at various locations throughout the state. In Charleston, […]
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First Lady Gayle Manchin meets high school students from Brazil at Governor’s Mansion. BRAZIL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS- In August, five high school students and two chaperones from Espirito Santo, Brazil, spent several days in WV as participants in a 40 year partnership between WV and their state. They heard a presentation from Public Information Officer […]
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Annual ABA Fellows Luncheon ANNUAL ABA FOUNDATION FELLOWS LUNCHEON- The Annual Luncheon Meeting of the American Bar Association Foundation Fellows         was held on August 13 at the Greenbrier Hotel. For the past several years, the event has been held during the Annual Meeting of the WV Bar Association. Almost all ABA Foundation Fellows are also WV […]
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Lawyer Disciplinary Board/Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel Building BAR FOUUNDATION BUILDINGS-           At the direction of the WV Supreme Court, the Bar Foundation, the State Bar and the Lawyer Disciplinary Board/Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel presented proposals regarding office space and buildings to the Court on July 1. The options included moving the LDB/ODC offices […]
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  Alliance for Children Handbook ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN HANDBOOK- Recently, the WV Alliance for Children issued its Guardian Ad-Litem Handbook for Foster Parents with the financial support from several entities, including a grant from the WV Bar Foundation. This beneficial publication will be distributed to organizations which train foster care parents, to all Circuit Court […]
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An IOLTA special grant is awarded to Michele Bush, Executive Director of the WV CASA Association by Immediate Past President John Tinney. IOLTA GRANTS- The Bar Foundation presented its final round of grants to the seven legal services organizations listed in the WV Supreme Court Order at the end of June. More than $100,000 was distributed to bring the total […]
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IOLTA PROGRAM TRANSFERRED TO STATE BAR Effective July 1, 2010, the administration of the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts program was transferred from the WV Bar Foundation to the WV State Bar. The state becomes the third state, after California and North Carolina, to have a statewide bar association operate the IOLTA program. The transfer was contained in an […]
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WV Supreme Court Requests Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to IOLTA Program IOLTA PROGRAM- The WV Supreme Court has entered proposed amendments to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct dealing with the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program and placed them for public comment. The amendments deal with the administration of the program. The […]
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The 2010 class of Bar Foundation Fellows was honored at the Annual Reception and Dinner on April 29. BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS DINNER More than 160 persons from all parts of the state were in attendance when nineteen individuals were honored as Bar Foundation Fellows during the 12th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on Thursday, April 29, 2010, […]
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