Reservations must be made by Friday, September 4, in order 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.
President Gee, pictured above on the left, will be the subject of a “friendly roast” with four persons having the opportunity to tell stories and jokes and then
he will have an opportunity to respond and make comments. The proceeds from the Lunch will be divided between President Gee’s selected charitable activity–the Dream First Student Scholarship Initiative at West Virginia University— and for Bar Foundation grants.
The four individuals are WVU College of Law Dean Emeritus John Fisher, Dr. Rebekah Gee (the President’s daughter) and the President and Vice President of the WVU Student Government Association, George Capel and Ashley Morgan.
WVU College of Law Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman, pictured above on the right, will again serve as the Master of Ceremonies and provide his superb humor.
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 Foundation
WVU President’s Office
The deadline for reservations is Friday September 4.
A Good Time for a Good Cause!

The WV Bar Foundation and its Board of Governors are very pleased to announce that four respected lawyers have become Lifetime Members of the organization!
They are:
Frank A. Jackson-Wheeling
David Pill-Martinsburg
Rick Pill-Martinsburg
Amanda Steiner-Martinsburg

Lifetime Members are valued supporters of the Bar Foundation with their dues payments being used to further the Bar Foundation’s mission of improving the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to WV’s citizens. The membership payment is $500 and arrangements can be made to spread the amount over multiple years.
Congratulations to Frank, David, Rick and Amanda!
The Bar Foundation expresses its appreciation for their important assistance and cooperation.

The American Bar Foundation Fellows and the WV Bar Foundation Fellows held their annual joint luncheon meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the WV Bar Association at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort on August 14.
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. Reports were given by Judge Fred Stamp, for Judge John Bailey, both of whom are working on the project in the Northern Panhandle, Judge Irene Keeley, who is coordinating with WVU College of Law Dean Greg Bowman in the North Central area and on behalf of Chief Judge Gina Groh, Judge Chris Wilkes and CEM Martin in the Eastern Panhandle area.
In addition, Judge Keeley provided an overview relating to the federal criminal justice reform proposals that are being considered by the U.S. Congress. She serves as the chairperson of a federal judiciary committee and it is believed that some bi-partisan legislation will be considered and perhaps approved this fall.
Approximately 40 Fellows were in attendance from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, including several members of the judiciary.

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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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