As a member of the judiciary or the legal profession here in West Virginia, you support the Bar Foundation’s mission to improve the administration of justice by your contributions, membership dues, Fellows payments, sponsorships and fees. With your important assistance, the Bar Foundation makes grants to law related charitable organizations—more than $230,000 since the first grant in 2004 with more than $200,000 in just the past 6 years.

A recent grant was made to the Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center to provide forensic interviews in legal cases involving child abuse and neglect. Over the years, your help in supporting Bar Foundation grants has enabled hundreds of abused and neglected children in our state to participate in private secure interviews in these high priority matters.

Pictured above at the Center in Morgantown are Bar Foundation Board Member Professor Marjorie McDiarmid, on the left, and Dr. Laura Capage, the Center’s Executive Director, on the right.

Your assistance is having a positive impact on the very serious problem of child abuse and neglect, as well as enhancing the provision of legal services to WV’s men, women and children during their time of need.



Bar Foundation Board Member Chief Judge John Bailey(Wheeling) has been elected as a member of the House of Delegates, the policy making body for the American Bar Association. Chief Judge Bailey will serve an initial three year term of office.

Nick Casey (Charleston) has just begun serving a two year term as the Treasurer of the American Bar Association, after serving for several years in the House of Delegates. Both Chief Judge Bailey and Treasurer Casey are Bar Foundation Fellows.

The ABA is the largest legal professional group in the world. The House of Delegates meets twice a year to consider, debate and make decisions on the legal issues facing the legal profession and the justice system. The Treasurer is a volunteer leadership position with fiscal responsibilities involving budgets and investments of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Congratulations to Chief Judge Bailey and ABA Treasurer Casey!









The Bar Foundation wishes to commend Bar Foundation Fellow Norwood Bentley (Martinsburg) for making a generous tax deductible contribution to further the beneficial work of the Bar Foundation.

In addition, more attorneys 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:

John Cyrus-Huntington
Anne Harman-Wheeling
Douglas McElwee-Charleston


You can become involved in serving WV’s citizens by making charitable contributions and membership donations to support the Bar Foundation’s beneficial work. Send your check today to the address below or go to the Bar Foundation’s fine website——and give online.





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



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