ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LUNCH AND LAUGHS
On September7, 2018, another successful Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend was held at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown with West Virginia Supreme Court Senior Status Justice Larry Starcher as the honored guest.
These “friendly roasts” are well attended and highly anticipated annual events for members of the judiciary, the legal profession and the general public. The net funds generated at the Lunch are divided between the honoree’s designated charity—Justice Starcher’s selections were the student legal clinics at the WVU College of Law and the J. R. Clifford Minority Scholarship—and Bar Foundation grants. The eight Lunches have contributed almost $75,000 in designated funds.
Pictured above at the 2018 Lunch are WV Bar Foundation President Richard Ford, Jr., Attorney Kitty Dooley (MC), Justice Starcher, and the three Roasters-WV Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Workman, Retired WV Supreme Court Law Clerk Tom Rodd and Attorney Allan Karlin.
The Sponsors for the 8th Lunch and Laughs were:
Justice Starcher Family and Friends
Steptoe and Johnson
WVU President’s Office
WVU College of Law
WV Bar Foundation
Judy and Rob Fisher, Esq.
It was another Good Time for a Good Cause!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The Bar Foundation Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting on Friday, September 7, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.
The Board consists of three judges and twelve lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice—approximately half of the members attended in person and the other half participated by telephone conference call.
During the meeting, the Board members reviewed the financial condition for the past fiscal year and the first two months of the current fiscal year, took action on two grant applications, discussed the Lunch and Laughs event, went over plans for the remainder of the year and spent an extensive amount of time analyzing opportunities for restoring the trust and confidence in West Virginia’s judicial system.
The Bar Foundation Board of Directors, with its diverse members of the judiciary and diverse members of the legal profession, spent a great deal of time and effort during its September 7 meeting talking about the current situation involving the WV judicial system with the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court with criminal charges, ethics complaints, resignations, impeachments, appointments, elections, etc.
The Board’s primary interests were the need to educate the public and the need to help in restoring trust and confidence in the judicial system, most especially the Supreme Court, and re-affirming its important role as one of our three branches of state government.
After the impeachment activities and the November election have concluded, the Board hopes to assist in a concerted effort to restore the faith of the people in the judicial system and its reputation for justice.