During the June 4 Bar Foundation Board of Directors meeting, President Steve White (Charleston), pictured above, reported on the achievements and accomplishments which had occurred during the July, 2014-June, 2015 fiscal year.

His comments included the 4th Lunch and Laughs with a Legal Legend with Professor Jack Bowman as the honored guest with the four annual events  having generated more than $40,000 for law student scholarships, the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner in April where four judges and fifteen lawyers became Fellows, the 4th Lawyer Leadership Institute with 10 diverse newer lawyers learning leadership skills, the provision of almost $30,000 in Bar Foundation grants, including the Public Service Scholarship at the WVU College of Law, a positive budget year and a clean independent  audit.

He especially highlighted the important growth of the Justice Fund to more than $600,000 with a fund raising campaign to increase it to $1 million by the end of 2017.

The new Officers who will serve during the 2015-16 fiscal year are:

President-Ancil Ramey-Huntington                       Vice President-Jodie Boylen-Parkersburg                       Secretary/Treasurer-Ken Gray-Morgantown



The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that WVU President E. Gordon Gee will be the honoree for the 5th Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, beginning at 11:30 AM.

This is an event not to be missed. Three “roasters” will have the opportunity to tell stories and tales about President Gee, who served as the Dean of the WVU College of Law approximately 30 years ago, and then he will have an opportunity to respond and make comments. The proceeds from the Lunch will be divided between President Gee’s favorite charitable activity and Bar Foundation grants.

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— —– 304-343-9823—P. O. 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

A Good Time for a Good Cause!



The Bar Foundation’s mission is to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services for the state’s citizens. The primary focus is providing grants to worthwhile charitable organizations to meet that mission.

Bar Foundation grants have a positive impact on justice initiatives, such as child abuse and neglect prevention advocacy, health care directives, law student scholarships and legal education activities in the court system.

The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors initiated the Justice Fund to generate up to $1 million in order to have a stable source of continuing money for these grants. Close to two thirds of the goal has already been reached through donations and commitments by judges, lawyers and law related organizations.

The Board began the Justice Fund in late 2014 by depositing the funds received from the sale of its two buildings located in Charleston. Since then, six entities have made generous donations—Bailey and Glasser, Brickstreet Insurance, Jackson Kelly, Interstate Gas and Supply, Steptoe and Johnson, and White Law Offices.

In addition, more than twenty Bar Foundation Fellows have pledged $500 each to the Justice Fund and all fifteen Board members have made the same $500 commitment.

Make your contribution to the Justice Fund today!

Donations can be made by check to the WV Bar Foundation or use your credit/debit card through the simple PayPal donation process on the Bar Foundation’s website—

Do Justice by supporting the Justice Fund!



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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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