The American Bar Foundation Fellows and the WV Bar Foundation Fellows will hold their joint luncheon meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the WV Bar Association at The Greenbrier Hotel (pictured above) in White Sulphur Springs. The joint luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 AM (prompt start) in the Chesapeake Bay Room on Friday, August 8, 2014. The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved a contribution to the success of the event.
The Bar Foundation Fellows program is modeled after the American Bar Foundation, and almost all ABF Fellows are also Fellows of the WV Bar Foundation. The two Fellows groups have been working with the American Inns of Court in putting together a pilot mentoring project for initiation in the Northern District Federal Court system.
Fellows wishing to attend the August 8 joint luncheon should reply by contacting the WVBA at 800-944-9822 or sending an email to
The WVBA Annual Meeting is an excellent educational, networking and social event. To register for the entire three day meeting, go to

The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors is very pleased that Forest “Jack” Bowman, Professor Emeritus of the WVU College of Law, will be the honored guest during the 4th Annual Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, beginning at 11:30 AM.
Professor Bowman’s legendary career as a lawyer includes positions in state government and additional public service as the first administrator of the WV Supreme Court of Appeals and several years as the WV State Bar Executive Director. Then, he taught thousands of law students at the College of Law on the topics of wills and trusts, professional responsibility, contracts and law practice management. He was selected as Professor of the Year on several occasions by the students and has made top rated legal and educational presentations to groups across the nation.
Previous legal legends, who have participated in these “friendly roasts”, have been former WVU President and current Professor of Law David Hardesty, WVU College of Law Dean Emeritus John Fisher and U.S. District Court Judge Irene Keeley. The honorees designate a worthwhile charity to receive net proceeds from the Lunch and Laughs event with more than $33,000 having been distributed in the first three years.
Sponsorships of $2,000 provide a reserved table with 10 seats. Individual tickets can be purchased for $60. A majority of the amounts is tax deductible. Please contact the Bar Foundation to make reservations—
304-343-9823—P. O. 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.
A Good Time for a Good Cause!

Attorneys from various parts of the state are renewing their annual memberships or becoming new regular members of the Bar Foundation for the July, 2014-June, 2015 fiscal year. The annual membership fee is $50 with the Lifetime membership fee being $500. (Bar Foundation Fellows are automatically Lifetime members.)
Those lawyers who have paid their membership dues include:
Mitchell Hicks-Webster Springs
Luzy Jaime-Parkersburg
Ted Knight-Lewisburg
David Pill-Martinsburg
Richard Pill-Martinsburg
Amanda Steiner-Martinsburg

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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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