Bar Brief-297-Lunch and Laughs Funding

    ‌ LUNCH AND LAUGHS FUNDING Last October, the Bar Foundation held its 10th Lunch and Laughs With Legal Legends, virtually, to honor two legendary figures, Ellie and Ed Flowers, who have given so much to the judicial system and the legal profession here in West Virginia.   Ellie served admirably for two decades […]
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New WVU College of Law Dean

‌NEW WVU COLLEGE OF LAW DEAN In January, a new Dean for the WU College of Law was announced— Amelia Smith Rinehart. She is the associate dean of academic affairs and professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Her appointment at WVU Law will begin June 30.   In the formal […]
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Bar Brief-296-We The People

  WE THE PEOPLE The We The People program promotes civic education, competency and responsibility among secondary school students in West Virginia and throughout the country. The students learn about the Constitution, legal rights and responsibilities, make presentations and discuss these matters with judicial panels consisting of lawyers, judges and community leaders. Last week, Congressional […]
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Bar Brief-295-Special Bar Foundation Grant

SPECIAL BAR FOUNDATION GRANT- The Bar Foundation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the awarding of a special grant which provided holiday gifts to vulnerable children in the Eastern Panhandle of the state. The grant application was a joint effort of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Eastern Panhandle program and […]
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It’s Up To You

The Bar Foundation and its Board of Directors respectfully request that You make an end of the year donation by 12:00 Midnight on December 31, 2020.   Your personal contribution will be used to support child abuse and neglect prevention programs, legal services for low income citizens, public education, WVU College of Law student scholarships […]
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Bar Brief-294-Justice Fund Anonymous Donor

Justice Fund Anonymous Donor JUSTICE FUND ANONYMOUS DONOREighteen months ago, an Anonymous Donor made an extraordinary gift to support the Bar Foundation’s Justice Fund. The Fund was initiated by the WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors several years ago to support grants to worthwhile charitable organizations to improve the administration of justice and the provision […]
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Bar Brief-293-Language Accessibility & Outreach Grant

Language Accessibility & Outreach Grant LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY & OUTREACH GRANT The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors awards grants to beneficial charitable organizations to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to West Virginia’s citizens.   Last year, an innovative program received a grant to expand legal services to reach low […]
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Bar Brief-292-Public Service Scholarship

    PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP Several years ago, the WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors instituted the Public Service Scholarship for worthy students at the WVU College of Law. The tuition and fees stipend has been awarded to law students who express an interest and desire to be involved in public service activities during their […]
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Bar Brief-291-WVBF Board of Directors

WVBF BOARD OF DIRECTORS The WVBF Board of Directors consists of well known and well respected judges and lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice. The current Board members are: Harry G. Shaffer, III, Esq. President Madison David A. Jividen, Esq. Vice President Wheeling M. Christine F. Morris, Esq. […]
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Bar Brief-290-Successful Virtual Lunch and Laughs

SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL LUNCH AND LAUGHS The special virtual 10th Annual Lunch and Laughs With Legal Legends honoring Ellie and Ed Flowers was held on Friday, October 23, and was a very successful event. Pictured above at the Lunch, from left to right, are presenter Law School Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman, Master of Ceremonies Ellen Cappellanti, […]
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