The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to invite members of the judiciary, the legal profession and the general public to attend the 7th Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, beginning at 11:30 AM, where the honored guest will be West Virginia University Provost, former WVU College of Law Dean and Bar Foundation Fellow, Joyce McConnell, who is pictured above.

       Lunch and Laughs events are not to be missed. Three “roasters” will have the opportunity to tell stories and tales about the Provost, and they are WVU President Gordon Gee, well known and well respected attorney Ellen Cappellanti (Charleston) and WVU Law School Professor John Taylor. The proceeds from the Lunch will be divided between the Provost’s choice of student legal clinics at the WVU College of Law 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 Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has approved the continuation of its Public Service Scholarship for a student at the WVU College of Law.  

      The full tuition and fees scholarship is awarded to a law student, selected by a faculty committee, who has a commitment to pursuing a legal career in public service. Previous individuals have worked in legal aid offices, served as a clerk for a Federal Appeals Court Judge and handled public interest legal cases.

       This latest grant is the 63rd provided since the first Bar Foundation grant in 2004 and brings the total amount to more than $313,000, with almost $300,000 of it occurring in just the past nine years. In addition, six grants from Lunch and Laughs events have generated more than $57,000 for public education and law student scholarships.

        The 63 grants are in the following categories:    

                       Public Education-$80,884 (24 Grants)
Law Student Scholarships-$140,633 (10 Grants)
Legal Services for Low Income Citizens-$40,634 (6 Grants)
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention-$46,224 (22 Grants)
Lawyer Assistance Program-$5,000 (1 Grant)


        Congratulations to the judges, lawyers, state organizations and community leaders, who have made tax deductible contributions to the Bar Foundation, which make these grants to help our citizens meet their needs!







     The Bar Foundation wishes to express its sincere appreciation to WV Circuit Court Judge Alan Moats (Grafton) for the generous donation that he recently made to support the Bar Foundation grants program.

     Judge Moats, who is the only Judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit serving Barbour and Taylor counties, is a Bar Foundation Fellow and a longtime distinguished leader in the legal profession and the judicial system. His contribution will enable additional grants to be made to worthwhile organizations in furthering the Bar Foundation’s mission to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to the State’s citizens.

      Thank you, Judge Moats!