Bar Brief – 16

IOLTA Advisory Committee members hold their quarterly meeting. IOLTA PROGRAM- In the past 20 years, the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program has provided more than $13.5 million for the provision of free civil legal services for low income citizens in West Virginia. Instituted by an Order of the WV Supreme Court (Rule 1.15 […]
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Bar Brief – 15

Presided over by President John H. Tinney, the Bar Foundation Board meets in person and by teleconference. LOOKING BACK- As the Bar Foundation completes another calendar year, it is always beneficial to look back at what has been accomplished in the past 12-24 months. The Bar Foundation, through its Board of Directors, has achieved the […]
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Bar Brief – 14

Judge Irene C. Berger takes her place on the Federal Court bench alongside Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE BERGER INVESTITURE CEREMONY- On December 11, Judge Irene C. Berger took the public oath of office as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia before a large overflow crowd of legal, […]
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Bar Brief – 13

THE LAW WORKS- Upcoming on Thursday, December 17, Bar Foundation President John H. Tinney (Charleston) and Secretary/Treasurer J. Franklin Long (Bluefield) will be discussing the mission, activities, services and successes of the organization with host Dan Ringer on the long standing and well regarded The Law Works TV program on the WV Public Broadcasting System. The […]
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Bar Brief – 12

Participating in the U.S. Senate Youth Program were from left to right–Nathan Tauger, Christopher Nyden, Justice Davis, Justice Ketchum, Ryan Zahalka, Eli Cloonan and, seated in front, Amber McCoy. U.S. SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM- On November 9, the U.S. Senate Youth Program interviews were held in the courtroom of the WV Supreme Court at the State […]
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Bar Brief – 11

New lawyers were sworn in as members of West Virginia’s legal profession during impressive ceremonies before the Supreme Court of Appeals. NEW LAWYERS ADMISSION CEREMONY On October 20 and 28, approximately 120 new lawyers were admitted as members of the legal profession in West Virginia in a customarily memorable ceremony before the Justices of the […]
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Bar Brief – 10

Pictured above are the Fayette County high school students who are participating in the 2009 Leadership Fayette County Program. David Pollard, the President of the program, is on the left. FAYETTE COUNTY EDUCATION FUND The Bar Foundation has provided a grant to support the Leadership Fayette County Program, an annual series of sessions for high […]
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Bar Brief – 9

Pictured left to right are U. S. District Court Judges John T. Copenhaver, Jr. and Thomas E. Johnston, Guest Speaker former WV Supreme Court Richard F. Neely, U. S. District Court Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin and U. S. Court of Appeals Judges Robert B. King amd M. Blane Michael. Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge […]
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Bar Brief – 8

From left to right are Supreme Court Steve Canterbury Administrative Director Steve Canterbury, Supreme Court Information Services Director Jennifer Bundy, Supreme Court Justice Thomas McHugh and Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin. SUPREME COURT RECEPTION AND DOCUMENTARY The Annual Reception to honor the Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court was held on September 2 […]
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Bar Brief – 7

The WV Association of Counties received a Bar Foundation grant for its documentary film concerning the county courthouses in the State’s fifty five counties. Presenting the grant was WVBF President John Tinney of Charleston, on the left, and accepting the grant was Patti Hamilton, the Executive Director of the Association. GRANTS PROGRAM The West Virginia […]
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