Bar Brief-225-“I Can’t Help But Smile”

“I CAN’T HELP BUT SMILE.” With those words, “I can’t help but smile”, Joseph Lavigne expressed his feelings upon his release from prison to parole after serving 20 years for a crime for which he maintained his innocence throughout. Joseph was a client of the Innocence Project at the WVU College of Law—-in the photo […]
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Bar Brief-224-Deadline-April 20

DEADLINE-APRIL 20 The deadline is Friday, April 20, to make your reservations to attend the 20th Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on Thursday, April 26, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. The members of this year’s class of outstanding individuals are: Judge Omar Aboulhosn-Bluefield John Barrett-Charleston Dean Greg Bowman-Morgantown Lew Brewer-Charleston Lynn Clarke-Charleston John Droppleman-West Union Judge […]
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Bar Brief-223-Law Students’ Perspectives

LAW STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES The previous Bar Brief informed you of the significant grant that was designated by WVU Provost Joyce McConnell, who 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” were equally divided between the […]
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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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