Annual ABA Fellows Luncheon
Annual ABA Fellows Luncheon

The Annual Luncheon Meeting of the American Bar Association Foundation Fellows         was held on August 13 at the Greenbrier Hotel. For the past several years, the event has been held during the Annual Meeting of the WV Bar Association. Almost all ABA Foundation Fellows are also WV Bar Foundation Fellows since the criteria for membership is very similar for both entities. The luncheon was sponsored by Bowles, Rice, McDavid, Graff and Love, LLP, Jackson Kelly, PLLC, Spilman, Thomas and Battle, PLLC and Steptoe and Johnson, PLLC. In the picture are clockwise from the top–WVU Law School Dean Joyce McConnell, Professor Emeriti Jack Bowman, ABA Delegate Dan Callaghan, Charlie Bagley, III, ABA Foundation Fellows State Chairperson Bob Steptoe, Former State Chairperson Dick Ford and Tom Potter.
The annual WV Bar Foundation membership dues notices for the 2010-11 fiscal year were sent by email to more than 4,400 active practicing lawyers in the state at the very end of July. Annual dues are $50 and Lifetime dues are $500. New and renewing members include:
James B. Crawford, III-Charles Town
Luzy J. Jaime-Parkersburg
Harry G. Shaffer, III-Madison
Leah L. Summers-Morgantown
A WV Bar Foundation grantee, ChildLaw Services, Inc., in partnership with the WV Children’s Justice Taskforce, is hosting a one-day Children’s Law Symposium on September 9 at Mountain State University in Beckley.  A renowned children’s attorney/speaker/author, Ann Haralambie, will do this training.  In addition, Family Court Judge Mary Ellen Griffith will be offering a 1 hour Ethics for GALs workshop. The cost is $60 (including lunch) and is recommended for attorneys and social workers. For more information, contact Shannon Atwell at or 304-425-9973.