Last September, WV Supreme Court Senior Status Justice Larry Starcher was the honoree at the Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend event in Morgantown. The successful “friendly roast” was the eighth annual event with the roastee designating their special charitable activity to receive grants from the Bar Foundation. Justice Starcher selected the student legal clinics at the WVU College of Law and the J. R. Clifford Minority Scholarship for WVU law students. Pictured above during the recent presentation are, from left to right, Justice Starcher, Law School Dean Gregory Bowman, current J. R. Clifford Minority Scholarship recipient Devin Simmons, who is a third year law student, and Law School Professor and Litigation and Advocacy Law Clinic Director, Marjorie McDiarmid. Starcher, Bowman and McDiarmid are Bar Foundation Fellows. The grant amount was $7,830, which brings the total amount generated by the Lunch and Laughs events to $74,465. All funds have been directed to law student scholarships and public education. Congratulations to Justice Starcher for his Lunch and Laughs honor and for his commitment to assisting the students at the WVU College of Law!
      The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors expresses its utmost appreciation to David Jividen (Wheeling) for his generous gift at the very end of 2018 to support the grants program. David’s tax deductible charitable donation will be used for Bar Foundation grants to charitable organizations in West Virginia to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services for our State’s citizens. David is a Bar Foundation Fellow and a Board of Directors member. Thank You to David! ___________________________________________________________
      Best wishes from the Bar Foundation Board of Directors today as each of us celebrates the life, accomplishments and dreams of civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.