The deadline is APRIL 17 for making your reservations for the 16th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner/25th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held on Thursday, April 24.
The outstanding event at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, beginning at 6:00 PM, will include a grand performance of the extremely popular legal music performed by the Bob Noone Show (more information below) and the distribution of the 25th Anniversary commemorative booklet.
During the past 16 years, the criteria for the Fellows has been “those judges and lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia.”
Since 1999, the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has selected approximately 300 lawyers and judges to be Fellows from the more than 5,000 WV lawyers and judges.
The 2014 class will be honored on Thursday, April 24, at the well attended event (black tie optional) and the cost is $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of ten persons.
The 2014 class of Bar Foundation Fellows includes:
Josh Barrett-Charleston
John Bennett-Logan
Marcia Broughton-Clarksburg
Kevin Burgess-Fayetteville
David Fryson-Morgantown
Heather Heiskell Jones-Charleston
Betsy Jividen-Wheeling
Judge Tom Keadle-Romney
Tom Lane-Charleston
Hank Lawrence-Bridgeport
John Lukens-Charleston
Tom McCarthy-Wheeling
Geraldine Roberts-Elkins
Chris Riley-Wheeling
Judge Jim Rowe-Lewisburg
Judge Stephanie Thacker-Charleston
Steve White-South Charleston
David Ziegler-Hinton

So, make your reservations today by contacting Tom Tinder —(304)-343-9823, or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

The One and Only Bob Noone Show will make a special guest appearance during the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner/25th Anniversary Celebration on April 24, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston!
Called the “Perry Mason of Parody”, Bob and his group, the Well Hung Jury, are known throughout WV and around the country for their popular songs and music with law related lyrics. Some of his classic songs relate to the McDonald’s hot coffee case and lawyer advertising mixed in with current favorites regarding Edward Snowden and the Anthony Weiner Sing-a-long Tweet song. He includes songs concerning his experiences from his decades long law practice in LA (Logan Area, WV).
Make your reservations today for an extraordinary evening of honoring the Bar Foundation Fellows and enjoying the 25th Anniversary Bob Noone Show!
The cost is $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of ten persons.
Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations—(304)-343-9823, or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25304.

EDTalks: Connecting Education, Jobs and Our Future

The Education Alliance will host EDTalks: Connecting Education, Jobs and Our Future, from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Morgantown Event Center. The event, the first in a series, will engage business, education and community leaders in an innovative discussion on strengthening public education. Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University, will provide the keynote address.

EDTalks is an education-based speaker series that promotes innovative discussion and big ideas about connecting education, jobs and our future. EDTalks will be held across West Virginia to provide a lively series of networking and education events designed to engage business, education, and community leaders in public education issues. Each program will feature compelling presentations by cutting-edge speakers, professionals, and advocates along with ample time for conversation and networking.

EDTalks is open to the public with registration through May 12. For more information or to register online, visit or contact The Education Alliance at 866-314-KIDS.

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Thomas R. Tinder, Esq.
Executive Director
West Virginia Bar Foundation
Post Office Box 4845
Charleston, WV 25364

The philanthropic organization for West Virginia’s legal profession and justice system.
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