Through your valuable support, the WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors has made a commitment to providing grant assistance to the worthwhile organizations around the state which are leaders in the fight against child abuse and neglect. Utilizing specialized forensic interview techniques, as well as other supportive activities, victims of child abuse and neglect are recorded in a safe atmosphere and environment. “These recordings are one of the most effective and reliable ways to present findings of the investigation and for the court to provide justice for an innocent child”, according to a report from Child Protect of Mercer County, a child advocacy center that received a Bar Foundation grant last year.

Bar Foundation grants, totaling more than $30,000 in the past six years, have been made to important non-profit entities focused on child abuse and neglect cases in the following counties— Berkeley, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Monongalia, Morgan, Raleigh and Wood. The most recent annual statistics from the WV Supreme Court document 3,681 child abuse and neglect cases that went through the court system in 2013.

The Bar Foundation will continue its mission of working to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to WV’s citizens. Your contributions and donations to the Bar Foundation will enable it to do even more.


The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors expresses its sincere appreciation to Judge Edwin and Ellie Flowers of Morgantown for the generous contribution that they made recently to the Bar Foundation.

Judge Flowers is a Bar Foundation Fellow and served our state as the head of an Executive Branch department, as a Supreme Court Justice, as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge and as a WVU Vice President. His wife, Ellie, was a long time administrator at the WVU College of Law, where she assisted thousands of WV lawyers in pursuing their careers in the legal profession and in other endeavors..

Thanks so much to Ellie and Judge Flowers!


The WV Bar Foundation’s website—-wvbarfound.org—continues to be a go-to source for information and knowledge relating to this group which is the philanthropic organization for the legal profession and the justice system here in West Virginia.

The statistics for the past year (October, 2014 through September, 2015) show that there were more than 108,000 “visits” to the website, with November and December, 2014, and September, 2015, being the most heavily used months.

On those visits, there was a total of approximately 540,000 “hits” with July, 2015, being the month with the most hits and May, 2015, having the least number.

Thank YOU for using the Bar Foundation website as the best way to keep up with and to learn about the WV Bar Foundation.

Please provide us with your constructive comments and suggestions as we strive to keep your Bar Foundation improving and progressing.



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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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