Bar Brief-285-PPP Loan

PPP LOAN           With the very significant impact of the COVID-19 virus pandemic on the programs and activities of the Bar Foundation, the Board of Directors agreed, without dissent, to authorize the Officers to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loan administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA).      […]
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Bar Brief-284-Virtual Meetings

VIRTUAL MEETINGS           There have been many changes that have occurred in the past five months with the onset of the COVID-19 virus pandemic and the ensuing masking and social distancing guidelines.           The legal profession and the judicial system have instituted many new restrictions and regulations regarding […]
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Bar Brief-283-WVU Law Student Grants

WVU LAW STUDENT GRANTSThe Bar Foundation Board of Directors has approved the awarding of approximately $26,000 to more than three dozen WVU College of Law students who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus pandemic. The vast majority of the funding for the special program was provided through a generous grant from the AccessLex […]
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Bar Brief-282-WVCAN Grant

WVCAN GRANT Child abuse and neglect cases have been on the rise across West Virginia for numerous years. To improve the administration of justice in these matters, the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has given them a high priority in the awarding of grants, especially to the Child Advocacy Centers which are on the front […]
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Bar Brief-281-Bar Foundation President

BAR FOUNDATION PRESIDENT           The President of the WV Bar Foundation for 2020-21 is Harry G. “Chip” Shaffer, III, of Madison, who is pictured above. Chip was elected during the June 4 Board of Directors meeting. He has served as Vice President and as a member of the Bar Foundation Fellows Nominating Committee. His plans […]
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Bar Brief-280-Improving Administration of Justice

IMPROVING ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE           The WV Bar Foundation’s mission statement is to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to West Virginia’s citizens. The Board of Directors, a diverse group of three judges and twelve lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, is committed […]
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Bar Brief-279-Pandemic Funding

PANDEMIC FUNDING The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has unanimously agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for funds to be distributed to WVU College of Law students during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit organization that supports law student success by funding innovative […]
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Lawyer Leadership Institute-Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 8th Lawyer Leadership Institute, set for May 10-12, 2020, has been cancelled.The Bar Foundation Board of Directors has already scheduled the highly regarded event for May 21-23, 2021, at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV.We are very pleased to announce that Antero Resources Corporation has agreed to serve as […]
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Bar Brief-278-Website Update

WEBSITE UPDATE           The WV Bar Foundation’s website—-wvbarfound.org—- contains all the information and materials necessary to understand the mission, goals and accomplishments that have occurred since the organization was incorporated as a charitable non profit entity in December, 1988. The website includes concise pages relating to Bar Foundation grants, governance, finances, Foundation Fellows, programs and […]
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Bar Brief-277-WVJLAP Grant

WVJLAP GRANT           The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the continuation of its multi-year grant to support the important work of the WV Judicial Lawyer Assistance Program. Pictured above is Karen Kahle (Wheeling), a longtime leader and current Secretary of the WVJLAP Board of Directors, making a presentation regarding activities […]
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