On April 26, three judges and thirteen lawyers were honored as members of the 20th class of Bar Foundation Fellows during the annual Dinner at the Charleston Marriott Hotel.
Bar Foundation President Ken Gray (Morgantown) served as the Master of Ceremonies and introduced the Fellows to the large crowd of judges, lawyers and guests from all parts of the state in attendance. The three year recipient of the Bar Foundation’s Public Service Scholarship at the WVU College of Law, Skyler Assif, provided inspiring comments regarding her law school career, her plans for the future and her commitment to serving the public interest.
Through the generous commitment of Foundation Fellow Ben Bailey (Charleston) and Foundation Fellow/Board Member Gerry Stowers (Charleston), outstanding professional photographs were taken and can be viewed by clicking this site–https://johnsibold.wixsite.com/wv-bar-association/page

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 just more than 400 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
Steve Higgins-Morgantown
Judge Patricia Hill-Morgantown
Jim Lees-Charleston
Professor Pat McGinley-Morgantown
Larry Schultz-Martinsburg
Judge Joanna Tabit-Charleston
Kelli Talbott-Charleston
Bobby Warner-Charleston
Frederick Williams-Charleston

Congratulations to these exemplary judges and lawyers!

The seventh annual leadership training program for the next generation of lawyer leaders in West Virginia—the Lawyer Leadership Institute—is set for this coming weekend, May 18-20, at Stonewall Resort near Weston.
This year’s Institute Sponsor is Antero Resources Corporation.
The Institute’s objective is to provide newer lawyers with specific education and professional training that will enable them to become leaders in the legal profession, in their communities and in the State.
This weekend, there are eleven newer lawyers (admitted to the practice of law for ten years or less) who will have the opportunity to learn from outstanding members of the judiciary and the legal profession regarding education and professional training that will enable them to become leaders in the legal profession, in their communities and in the State. They will receive expert presentations on service skills, leadership traits, professionalism and civil discourse through participation in interactive sessions, networking opportunities and interpersonal relationship building in an informal atmosphere
The Institute is the premier leadership training program for younger WV lawyers!
The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 7, at 12:00 Noon, by telephone conference call.
The Annual Meeting of the organization will occur immediately following the conclusion of the Board meeting.