The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors, consisting of two judges and thirteen lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, announces the 20th class of Bar Foundation Fellows!
The criteria for Bar Foundation Fellows is those judges and lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia.
There have been approximately 350 lawyers and judges selected as Fellows over the years from the 6,000 judges and lawyers here in WV.
The members of this year’s class of outstanding individuals are:

Judge Omar Aboulhosn-Bluefield
John Barrett-Charleston
Dean Greg Bowman-Morgantown
Lew Brewer-Charleston
Lynn Clarke-Charleston
John Droppleman-West Union
Judge Paul Farrell-Huntington
Dave Hendrickson-Charleston
Steve Higgins-Morgantown
Judge Patricia Hill-Morgantown
Jim Lees-Charleston
Professor Pat McGinley-Morgantown
Larry Schultz-Martinsburg
Gloria Stephens-Welch
Judge Joanna Tabit-Charleston
Kelli Talbott-Charleston
Frederick Williams-Charleston
Bobby Warner-Charleston

These Fellows will be honored during the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel.
Details regarding this wonderful event are included below in the next item.
Congratulations to these exemplary leaders!

The 20th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston.
The well received event (black tie optional) begins at 6:00PM and the cost is $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of ten persons. The majority of the amount is tax deductible and the net proceeds from the Dinner are used for Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice in the state.
Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations—(304)-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364
Make your reservations now!
The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 12:00 Noon.
The agenda items will include the financial report, as well as reports from the Grants Committee and the Nominating Committee.
In addition, the Board members will make policy decisions on specific program activities and review the current status of the Justice Fund.