Just 7 days to make reservations for the 4th Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend event on Friday, October 17, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. The honored guest for the “friendly roast” is WVU College of Law Professor Emeritus and extraordinary speaker, Forest “Jack” Bowman.

The deadline to make reservations is MONDAY, OCTOBER 13.

The proceeds from this worthwhile charitable activity will be distributed to Professor Bowman’s choice of the law student scholarship fund at the WVU College of Law and for Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice, such as anti-bullying programs, child abuse and neglect prevention and civic education.

The “roasters” for the Lunch are WVU Law School Dean Emeritus John Fisher, WVU Law School Professor Charles DiSalvo and Attorney Steve Crislip.

Sponsorships of $2,000 are provided a reserved table with 10 seats. Individual tickets can be purchased for $60. A majority of the amount is tax deductible. Please contact the Bar Foundation to make reservations—  tom@wvbarfoundation.org —– 304-343-9823—WV Bar Foundation, P. O. 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

Sponsors and Contributors include:

Bowles Rice
Brewer and Giggenbach
Burns White
Professor Charles DiSalvo
Farmer, Cline and Campbell
Judy and Rob Fisher
Judge Irene Keeley
Jackson Kelly
New South Media
Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser and Altmeyer
Steptoe and Johnson
White Law Offices
WV Bar Foundation
WVU College of Law
WVU President’s Office


A Good Time for a Good Cause!






The Bar Foundation Board of Directors met last month and made policy decisions on numerous matters. The Board is a diverse group of two members of the judiciary and thirteen lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice.

As the governing body, the Board reviewed its financial report, received a report on the continuing improvement in its Investment Fund, discussed its upcoming Lunch and Laughs, Foundation Fellows Dinner and Lawyer Leadership Institute events and approved the awarding of Bar Foundation grants.

The Board meets on a quarterly basis with the next meeting set for December 4, 2014, at the Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso law office in Charleston.




The Bar Foundation Board of Directors took unanimous action to approve two grants during its September quarterly meeting. The first grant was awarded in 2004 and since that time 44 specific grants have been made with approximately $250,000 distributed totally—-with 37 grants and distributions worth more than $230,000 occurring since 2008.

The four main categories of grants have been public education, law student scholarships, legal services for low income citizens and child abuse and neglect prevention.

The two most recent grants were provided to the WV Supreme Court for its successful WV Law Adventure mock trial program for middle school students from across the state and to Child Protect of Mercer County for necessary forensic interviews in child abuse and neglect cases.



Please visit our website at wvbarfound.org


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

304-343-9823-phone tom@wvbarfoundation.org


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

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