Bar Brief – 26

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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Bar Brief – 25

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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Bar Brief – 24

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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Bar Brief – 23

Receiving a WV Bar Foundation grant for “The Law Works” legal education program from President John Tinney, on the right, are Bill Acker, Director of Broadcasting and Technology at WV Public Broadcasting, and Dan Ringer, the Producer and Host of the program. WV BAR FOUNDATION GRANT- The West Virginia Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has […]
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Bar Brief – 22

WV Bar Foundation Past President Robert M. Steptoe, Jr. (Clarksburg) and WVU College of Law Dean Joyce E. McConnell STEPTOE PROFESSOR OF LAW ESTABLISHED The Robert M. Steptoe and James D. Steptoe Professorship of Property Law has been established at the College of Law at West Virginia University, made possible by gifts from Steptoe family. […]
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Bar Brief – 21

The Bar Foundation’s IOLTA Advisory Committee reviews the operation of the program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. IOLTA ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program is administered by the Bar Foundation in accordance with an Order of the WV Supreme Court, which is Rule 1.15 of the WV Rules […]
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Bar Brief – 20

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Goodwin presents the winner’s plaque to the students from Herbert Hoover High School, with their teachers, Debi O’Dell and Dennie Duncan, for the We, the People program. WE, THE PEOPLE PROGRAM After regional and statewide competitions, the Herbert Hoover High School team from Kanawha County was selected to be West […]
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Bar Brief – 19

WV Alliance for Children Executive Director Scott Boileau, on the left, with Bar Foundation President John Tinney. BAR FOUNDATION GRANT           Recently, the Bar Foundation Board of Directors approved a grant to the WV Alliance for Children to improve the administration of justice. The funds will be utilized to produce and distribute a handbook for […]
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Bar Brief – 18

U. S. District Court Judge Irene Berger, lower left, with students from Shady Spring High School and lawyers, who participated in the We, the People program. WE, THE PEOPLE PROGRAM The We, the People program is a national competition during which high school students learn about constitutional principles and then make presentations before citizen panels […]
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Bar Brief – 17

Frank Fazzolari, Executive Director of the Family Counseling Connection, on the left, receives a WV Bar Foundation grant from Bar Foundation President John Tinney. BAR FOUNDATION GRANT The WV Bar Foundation has provided a grant to the Family Counseling Connection of the Kanawha Valley for staff education and  training in the areas of adult sex offender […]
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