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 8th Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend on Friday, September 7, 2017, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, beginning at 11:30 AM, where the honored guest will be WV Supreme Court Senior Status Justice Larry Starcher, 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 Justice, and they are WV Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Workman, well known and well respected attorney Al Karlin (Morgantown)and retired WV Supreme Court Law Clerk Tom Rodd (Moatsville). The proceeds from the Lunch will be divided between the Justice’s choices of student legal clinics at the WVU College of Law and the J.R. Clifford Minority Scholarship, as well as for 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 as an intern for a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, as well as handling public interest legal cases.
This latest grant is the 68th provided since the first Bar Foundation grant in 2004 and brings the total amount to more than $352,000, with almost $340,000 of it occurring in just the past ten years. In addition, seven grants from Lunch and Laughs events have generated more than $66,000 for public education and law student scholarships.
The 68 grants are in the following categories:

Public Education- $80,884 (24 Grants)
Law Student Scholarships- $164,651 (11 Grants)
Legal Services for Low Income Citizens- $40,634 (6 Grants)
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention- $56,404 (25 Grants)
Lawyer Assistance Program- $10,000 (2 Grants)

A Hearty Thank You 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!
Three outstanding members of the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors completed six years of exemplary service at the conclusion of this fiscal year at the end of June.
Ken Gray (Morgantown) served on several committees as well as the three Officer positions, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President. During his presidential year, the Bar Foundation completed its successful three year fundraising campaign with more than $700,000 donated to the Justice Fund.
Jodie Boylen (Parkersburg) served on various committees, as well as the three Officer positions. During her presidential year, the Bar Foundation provided a creative grant to the student legal clinics at the WVU College of Law for its newly opened clinic serving southern WV in Beckley. The grant received the NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships in Success Award for its innovative approach.
Richard Bolen (Huntington) was an acknowledged leader of the Grants Committee where his expertise and guidance resulted in more than $250,000 awarded in Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to WV’s men, women and children.
Congratulations to Ken Gray, Jodie Boylen and Richard Bolen for their superlative leadership and service!