Lawyer Leadership Institute

The Lawyer Leadership Institute is a weekend session to provide newer lawyers with specific education and professional training that will enable them to become leaders in the legal profession, in their communities and in the State. The program includes expert presentations by respected judges and lawyers on service skills, leadership traits, professionalism and civil discourse through participation in interactive sessions, networking opportunities and interpersonal relationship building in an informal learning atmosphere.

The participants are limited to twelve lawyers within 10 years or less of admission to practice law and possessing diverse experiences, who could be nominated by law offices or legal organizations. All previous attendees gave extremely positive evaluations to the presentation, to the small group interaction and to the Stonewall Resort location. The Institute is held in May each year.

In 2017, the Bar Foundation welcomed Antero Resources Corporation as the Sponsor of the Lawyer Leadership Institute. As stated by Kevin Ellis, Esq., Vice President-Government Relations for Antero, “We are very pleased to be able to participate as a sponsor for this worthy endeavor.”

The attendees and the presenters have been:

2012 LLI Attendees:

Geoffrey Cullop-Charleston
Michael Dockery-Huntington
Jason Foster-Martinsburg
Andy Graham-Morgantown
Seth Hayes-Morgantown
Katie Hicklin-Charleston
Randy Saunders-Huntington
Mary Beth Snead-Clarksburg
Erin Webb-Charleston

2012 LLI Presenters:

Professionalism Leadership-U.S. District Court Judge Irene Berger-Beckley
Interpersonal Leadership-Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi-Fairmont
Leadership Traits-WVU Law School Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman-Morgantown
Civility Leadership-WVU Law School Professor Tom Patrick-Morgantown
Organizational Leadership-Kara Williams-Charleston
Ethical Leadership-Mark Bassingthwaighte-ALPS
Public Service Leadership-Norwood Bentley-Martinsburg

2013 LLI Attendees:

Mike Addair-Charleston
Nathan Brown-Huntington
Ryan Brown-Charleston
Jack Hoblitzell-Charleston
Mark Imbrogno-Charleston
Matt Lockhart-Charleston
Kameron Miller-Charleston
Jason Pizatella-Charleston
Hampton Rose-Charleston
Alex Turner-Huntington
Rusty Wooton-Beckley

2013 LLI Presenters:

Professionalism Leadership-U.S. District Court Judge John Bailey-Wheeling
Interpersonal Leadership-Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi-Fairmont
Leadership Traits-WVU Law School Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman-Morgantown
Civility Leadership-WVU Law School Professor Tom Patrick-Morgantown
Organizational Leadership-Jessica Alsop-Charleston
Ethical Leadership-Elliot Hicks-Charleston
Public Service Leadership-Norwood Bentley-Martinsburg

2014 LLI Attendees:

Matt Delligatti-Fairmont
Lee Floyd-Charleston
Jarrett Gerlach-Huntington
Jeff Godfrey-Parkersburg
Taylor Hood-Huntington
Amy Rothman-Charleston
Shannon Smith-Morgantown
Kala Sowers-Morgantown
Jeff Van Volkenburg-Clarksburg
Ben Warder-Martinsburg

2014 LLI Presenters:

Professionalism Leadership-Judge Irene Berger-Beckley
Interpersonal Leadership-Judge Michael Aloi-Fairmont
Leadership Traits-Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman-Morgantown
Civility Leadership-Professor Tom Patrick-Morgantown
Ethical Leadership-Elliot Hicks-Charleston
Organizational Leadership-Jessica Alsop-Charleston
Public Service Leadership-Norwood Bentley-Martinsburg
WV Rules of Professional Conduct-Renee Frymyer-Charleston

2015 LLI Attendees:

Patricia Bello-Charleston
Andrew Ellis-Beckley
Emily Lilly-Charleston
Sarah Massey-Huntington
Greg Neil-Huntington
Chelsea Prince-Morgantown
Shayla Rigsby-Charleston
Rodney Stieger-Charleston
Will Swann-Charleston
John “Jody” Wooton-Beckley

2015 Presenters:

Professionalism Leadership-U.S. District Court Judge John Bailey-Wheeling
Interpersonal Leadership-Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi-Fairmont
Leadership Traits-WVU Law School Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman-Morgantown
Civility Leadership-WVU Law School Professor Tom Patrick-Morgantown
Ethical Leadership-Elliot Hicks-Charleston
Public Service Leadership-Norwood Bentley-Martinsburg
WV Rules of Professional Conduct-Jessica Donohue Rhodes-Charleston
Organizational Leadership-Rebecca Tinder-Charleston

2016 Attendees:

Megan Davis-Huntington
Matt Elshiaty-Morgantown
Jacob Layne-Charleston
Briana Marino-Charleston
Dennis McGlaughlin-Wheeling
Jason Lucas-Wheeling
Jasmine Morton-Sutton
Brad Schmalzer-Charleston
Matt Tyree-Morgantown
Jared Underwood-Beckley

2016 Presenters:

Professionalism Leadership-U.S. District Court Judge John Bailey-Wheeling
Interpersonal Leadership-Magistrate Judge Michael Aloi-Clarksburg
Public Service Leadership-Circuit Court Judge Alan Moats-Grafton
Leadership Traits-WVU Law School Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman-Morgantown
Civility Leadership-WVU Law School Professor Tom Patrick-Morgantown
Ethical Leadership-Elliot Hicks-Charleston
WV Rules of Professional Conduct-Jessica Donohue Rhodes-Charleston
Organizational Leadership-Rebecca Tinder-Charleston

2017 Attendees:

Laci Browning-Huntington
Roger Christenson-Bridgeport
Allison Farrell-Bridgeport
Lindsay Gainer-Charleston
Jennifer Hughes-Charleston
Michelle Johnston-St. Clairsville, Ohio
Nate Kuratomi-Huntington
Kyle Moore-Ripley
John Zickefoose-Huntington

2017 Presenters:

Professionalism Leadership-U.S. District Court Judge John Bailey-Wheeling
Interpersonal Leadership-Magistrate Judge Michael Aloi-Clarksburg
Public Service Leadership-Circuit Court Judge Alan Moats-Grafton
Leadership Traits-WVU Law School Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman-Morgantown
Civility Leadership-Brenda Waugh-Martinsburg
Organizational Leadership-Elliot Hicks-Charleston
Ethical Leadership-Rebecca Tinder-Charleston