Bar Brief 222-Law Student Legal Clinics

LAW STUDENT LEGAL CLINICS WVU Provost Joyce McConnell was the honoree for the Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend event that was held last fall in Morgantown. The net proceeds from the successful “friendly roast” are equally divided between the Provost’s favorite charitable activity and Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice. […]
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Bar Brief 221-Spirit of Excellence Award

SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WV Bar Foundation President Ken Gray (Morgantown) received the highly prestigious Spirit of Excellence Award for his commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession during the American Bar Association meeting in February. The Award, which is presented by the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the […]
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Bar Brief-220-Technology Grant

TECHNOLOGY GRANT Through the financial support and assistance of judges and lawyers in West Virginia, the WV Bar Foundation’s Grants Program works to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to children, men and women in the state. Pictured above are the participants from Randolph and Tuckers counties who attended a […]
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Bar Brief-219-2018 Bar Foundation Fellows

2018 BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors, consisting of two judges and thirteen lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, announces the 20th class of Bar Foundation Fellows! The criteria for Bar Foundation Fellows is those judges and lawyers whose professional, public and private careers […]
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Bar Brief-218-$720,900

$720,900 The WV Bar Foundation and its fifteen member Board of Directors expresses a big THANK YOU to the numerous outstanding judges and lawyers who made generous donations to the Bar Foundation’s Justice Fund, which makes grants to non-profit organizations to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to West Virginia’s […]
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Bar Brief-216-THANK YOU!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The WV Bar Foundation and its fifteen member Board of Directors wish to express their immense appreciation and gratitude to all Bar Foundation Fellows and contributors whose support and assistance enables the oganization to pursue its mission of improving the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to West […]
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Bar Brief-215-WV LAWYER

WV LAWYER WV Bar Foundation President Ken Gray (Morgantown), pictured above, authored an excellent article that is included in the Winter 2017-18 issue of the WV Lawyer magazine, the WV State Bar publication that is sent to more than 8,500 lawyers, judges and community leaders in WV and throughout the world. Entitled “In the Interest […]
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Bar Brief-214-YOU. GIVING.

YOU. GIVING. YOU. GIVING. “The students get better each year.” WV Circuit Court Judge Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28 is Giving Tuesday. Last year, there were 1.56 million gifts given. Last year, there was $168 million given. Last year, more than $49,000 was given in Bar Foundation grants. (The quote, above, describes a WV Supreme Court […]
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Bar Brief-213-“Most Important Investment We’ve Ever Had”

“MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT WE’VE EVER HAD” With those words, WVCAN Executive Director Emily Chittenden-Laird described the Bar Foundation grant which was recently awarded to the WV Child Advocacy Network to implement a forensic interview expert consultation pilot program. Pictured above, at the WVCAN offices in Charleston, are Caitlin Smith, Program Services Specialist and Bar Foundation […]
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Bar Brief-212-“Students love it.”

“STUDENTS LOVE IT.” The WV Supreme Court’s civic education program for middle school and high school students – West Virginia Law Adventure — allows participating classes to write their own scripts based on one of three criminal case scenarios in the West Virginia Law Adventure rules book, unlike other mock trial programs in which students […]
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