The President of the WV Bar Foundation for 2020-21 is Harry G. “Chip” Shaffer, III, of Madison, who is pictured above. Chip was elected during the June 4 Board of Directors meeting. He has served as Vice President and as a member of the Bar Foundation Fellows Nominating Committee. His plans for the upcoming year, which were approved by the Board of Directors, include racial equality endeavors, addressing the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic as it affects the justice system and the legal profession, continuing existing successful activities, as well as having the Strategic Planning Committee meet during this summer and conduct a SWOT (Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats) analysis of the Bar Foundation’s operations in order to be better prepared for the future. Congratulations to President Shaffer!
The Bar Foundation Board of Directors consists of judges and lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, who provide governance and make policy decisions to fulfill the organization’s mission of improving the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to WV’s men, women and children. The elected Board members who will serve during the 2020-21 fiscal year are: Harry G. Shaffer, III, Esq.-President Madison David A. Jividen, Esq.-Vice President Wheeling M. Christine F. Morris, Esq.-Secretary/Treasurer Charleston Judge Jack Alsop Webster Springs Ellen S. Cappellanti, Esq. Charleston Teresa J. Dumire, Esq. Morgantown Judge Mary Ellen Griffith Princeton Lucien G. Lewin, Esq. Martinsburg C. David Morrison, Esq. Bridgeport Judge Joyce H. Morton Webster Springs Gail T. Henderson Staples, Esq. Huntington Gerard R. Stowers, Esq. Charleston Dean John E. Taylor, Esq. Morgantown W. Tracey Weber, III, Esq. Weston _________________________________________________ U.S. CENSUS The 2020 U.S. Census forms have been distributed across the country. As stated on the Census cover page—-“Results from the 2020 Census will be used to: * Direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. * Help your community prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs. * Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and your political representation at all levels of government.” The census, which is done every ten years, is being accomplished by using the internet. If a resident cannot complete the form online, then a paper questionnaire will be sent. It takes less than 15 minutes to complete the census form. Please take the small amount of time and effort to complete your 2020 Census form. It’s for your personal benefit, as well as your family, your local community and your state.