WVU Provost Joyce McConnell was the honoree for the Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend event that was held last fall in Morgantown. The net proceeds from the successful “friendly roast” are equally divided between the Provost’s favorite charitable activity and Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice.
The Provost, who formerly served as a Professor and as the Dean at the WVU College of Law, chose the law student legal clinics to receive $9,440 to support their important efforts in assisting WV’s men, women and children. Pictured above for the recent presentation of the funds are, from left to right, Professor Marjorie McDiarmid, the Director of the Clinical Program, Law School Dean Greg Bowman, Provost McConnell, Bar Foundation President Ken Gray and Bar Foundation Board Member Christy Morris.
The Provost and Professor McDiarmid talked about the extraordinary achievements accomplished by the clinical program in providing real life legal experiences for the participating law students, for the impressive growth in the number of clinical programs available and for the extremely beneficial outcomes for individuals, families, communities and entities throughout the state.
The Bar Foundation expresses its sincere appreciation to WVU Provost Joyce McConnell for her successes as a Legal Legend and for supporting the student legal clinics at our College of Law!

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, invites you to attend the 20th Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on Thursday, April 26, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel, beginning at 6:00 PM.
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
Judge Joanna Tabit-Charleston
Kelli Talbott-Charleston
Frederick Williams-Charleston
Bobby Warner-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, or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364
Make your reservations now!

The Bar Foundation Board of Directors initiated the annual Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend event seven years ago to honor an outstanding WV judge or lawyer with a “friendly roast”. Half the net proceeds from the Lunch are designated for the honoree’s favorite charitable activity.
Six of the seven honorees have made the decision to support the WVU College of Law with the funds going to either law student scholarships or to the law student legal clinics.
The total amount of money has been $59,234!
Hooray for our Legal Legends!