Ancil G. Ramey (Huntington) has been selected to serve as the President of the WV Bar Foundation for the July, 2015-June, 2016 fiscal year. He is in the private practice of law, after serving admirably as the Clerk of the WV Supreme Court for numerous years, and is a Bar Foundation Fellow.
During the recent Board of Directors meeting, he laid out his plans for the coming year by focusing on various parts of the organization’s strategic plan, including increased money for the Justice Fund for additional Bar Foundation grants, the continuation of the three major events—the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner, the Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend and the Lawyer Leadership Institute—and the provision of the Public Service Scholarship to a deserving student at the WVU College of Law.
In addition, by utilizing his superior technology skills, there will be major upgrades to the Bar Foundation’s valuable website and the administrative automation equipment. These actions will have a positive impact on the Bar Foundation’s fiscal condition and the Board’s fiduciary responsibility.
Congratulations to President Ramey!
With attendance by members of the judiciary, the legal profession and the general public pushing towards and above 100 persons already, plans are being made to attend 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, where the honored guest will be WVU President E. Gordon Gee.
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 a Professor and 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.
Make your reservations by contacting the Bar Foundation today— —– 304-343-9823—P. O. 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.
So far, Sponsors and Contributors include:
Bowles Rice
Judy and Rob Fisher
Jackson Kelly
Spilman, Thomas & Battle
Steptoe and Johnson
WV Bar Foundation
WVU College of Law
WVU President’s Office
A Good Time for a Good Cause!

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 Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA The joint luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Friday, August 14, 2015, in Sequoia 1,2,5. 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 14 joint luncheon should contact the WVBA at 800-944-9822 or send 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

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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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