The deadline to make reservations for the 5th Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend is 12:00 Noon on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8!
WVU President E. Gordon Gee, pictured above, will be the honored guest for this charitable fun event that will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM.
President Gee, who served as a Professor of Law and the Dean of the WVU College of Law earlier in his illustrious career, 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 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
Ellie and Edwin Flowers
Jackson Kelly
Spilman, Thomas & Battle
Steptoe and Johnson
WV Bar Foundation
WVU College of Law
WVU Foundation
WVU President’s Office
Make your reservations by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, AT 12:00 NOON.
A Good Time for a Good Cause!

The WV Bar Foundation and its Board of Governors provided a grant to The Children’s Listening Place in Parkersburg, recently. This important organization provides child abuse and neglect prevention services in the mid-Ohio River Valley area of West Virginia.
The grant was used to enable staff members of its Child Abuse Response Team to attend a special national conference for child advocacy centers. As stated by Executive Director Lisa Sutton in her report regarding the success of the grant—
“It is well recognized that a multi-disciplinary approach in responding to child abuse and neglect ensures the best possible outcome for children who are victims of abuse and as a team, we are able to provide much needed services and assistance to abused and neglected children in our community. Your generosity will help us in accomplishing as much as we can for those in need.”

The Bar Foundation congratulates The Children’s Listening Place for the beneficial programs that it provides to children who have been abused and neglected—-and again thanks the judges, lawyers, law offices, legal entities and all other contributors for their valuable support of the Bar Foundation’s mission to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to WV’s citizens.

The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors, a diverse group of three judges and twelve lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, held its quarterly meeting on September 3, 2015. For the first time ever, the meeting was held exclusively by telephone conference call for better effectiveness and efficiency.
President Ancil Ramey (Huntington) presided over the meeting with a super majority of Board members actively participating. The actions taken by the Board included:
* Consideration and approval of the Financial Report presented by Secretary/Treasurer Ken Gray (Morgantown).
* Review of the Justice Fund by President Ramey and the Board’s Consultant with action taken to improve the condition and contributions to the Fund.
* Report from the Grants Committee by Richard Bolen (Huntington) with decisions made on the awarding of several grants.
* Planning for the upcoming Bar Foundation events-the Lunch and Laughs, the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner and the Lawyer Leadership Institute.

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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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