The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has unanimously agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for funds to be distributed to WVU College of Law students during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit organization that supports law student success by funding innovative projects at law schools across the nation. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute set aside $5 million to provide emergency grants (not loans) to law students affected by the pandemic for items such as rent, bills, groceries, etc. Each of the 200 law schools in the country was invited to apply for $25,000 in funds to distribute to their students. WVU College of Law applied for and received the $25,000 grant. Law School Dean Greg Bowman requested that the Bar Foundation receive these funds and distribute them to WVU Law students in need and the Bar Foundation Board accepted, after conducting due diligence. The necessary application process will be set up, grant decisions will be made and the funds will be distributed. The Bar Foundation looks forward to assisting the WVU College of Law and its students during this extraordinary pandemic through the outstanding generosity of the AccessLex Institute.
BAR FOUNDATION BOARD MEETING AND ANNUAL MEETING
The Bar Foundation Board of Directors quarterly meeting and the Bar Foundation Annual Meeting will be held by telephone conference call on Thursday, June 4. The Board meeting will begin at 12:00 Noon and will include the Financial Report, review of Bar Foundation programs, consideration of grants and the election of Officers to serve during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The Annual Meeting will commence at the closure of the Board meeting with consideration of the annual report, the financial condition and the election of Board members to serve three year terms. _________________________________________________ MEMORIAL DAY The Bar Foundation and its Board of Directors hope that you and your families are enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day holiday! Please remember our heroes who have have provided servant leadership and the ultimate sacrifice since our country was founded.