Lawyer Disciplinary Board/Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel Building
Lawyer Disciplinary Board/Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel Building
          At the direction of the WV Supreme Court, the Bar Foundation, the State Bar and the Lawyer Disciplinary Board/Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel presented proposals regarding office space and buildings to the Court on July 1. The options included moving the LDB/ODC offices from their current location at 2008 Kanawha Blvd., East in Charleston, upgrading and remaining in that building, selling the building or gifting the facility at 2006 Kanawha Blvd., East, or placing a new facility at that location. The Court has informed the LDB/ODC that it will move into joint office space in the Charleston area with the Board of Law Examiners and the Judicial Investigation Commission. In addition, the Bar Foundation and the State Bar are planning to have negotiation sessions on building plans for the future.
          The annual membership dues notices were sent by email to more than 4,400 active practicing lawyers in the state at the very end of July. Some Bar Foundation Fellows and Lifetime Members even paid the annual dues, but those payments are being refunded.New and renewing members include:
               Ashley Burton-Charleston
               Robert D. “Danny” Cline, Jr.-Charleston
               Susan K. Connor-Charleston
               Christopher M. Davis-Beckley
               R. Noel Foreman-Wheeling
               Thomas L. Fuda-Princeton
               Robert W. Full-Parkersburg
               F. Richard Hall-Vienna
               David L. Huffman-Parkersburg
               Frank A. Jackson-Wheeling
               William M. Shrewsberry-Charleston
               Charles W. Smith-Keyser
               John D. Wooton, Jr.-Beckley
          The Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bar Foundations was held last week in San Francisco, as part of the American Bar Association’s Annual Conference. The NCBF event was the largest ever for the organization which consists of bar foundations in all 50 states, as well as many city, county and specialty entities. Excellent presentations and sessions were held on governance, finances, governmental regulations and related organizations.