2022 Bar Foundation Fellows 2022 BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS-   The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors, consisting of judges and lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, announces the 24th class of Bar Foundation Fellows!   The criteria for Bar Foundation Fellows are those judges and lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia.   There have been approximately 450 lawyers and judges selected as Fellows over the years from the more than 6,000 judges and lawyers here in WV.   The members of the 2022 class of outstanding individuals are:   Tammie Alexander-Morgantown Charles Bailey-Charleston Joseph Beeson-Charleston Judge Charles Carl-Romney Olubunmi Kusimo-Charleston John Gompers-Wheeling Monica Nassif Haddad-Morgantown Jackie Hallinan-Charleston Evan Jenkins-Huntington Gail Kahle-Wheeling Colleen McCulloch-Beckley William Thompson-Charleston   In addition, several members of the 2020 and 2021 Fellows classes were unable to attend last year’s Dinner and have been carried over to be honored at the April 21 Dinner at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Charleston. They include:   Kim Croyle-Morgantown Paul English Smith-Huntington Brenda Waugh-Charles Town   Congratulations to these exemplary leaders! ____________________________________________________ BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS DINNER-APRIL 21, 2022   The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors has set the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner for Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel (600 Kanawha Blvd., East, in Charleston)!   This highly anticipated event will honor the judges and lawyers selected for the 2022 Fellows class, as well as several judges and lawyers, from the 2020 and 2021 Fellows classes who were unable to attend last year’s Fellow Dinner. Social distancing and masking guidelines in effect on April 21 will be followed.   The well received event (black tie optional) begins at 6:00PM and the cost is $150 per person or $2,000 for a reserved sponsored table of ten persons. The majority of the amount is tax deductible and the net proceeds from the Dinner are used for Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice in the state.   Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations—(304)-444-0181, or tom@wvbarfoundation.org   For your convenience, a block of sleeping rooms has been set aside at the 4 Points Sheraton Hotel at a reduced group rate of $114. To make your sleeping room reservations, please call–800-368-7764—and specify the group name, which is “WV Bar Foundation Room Block”.   Join your colleagues and friends at the 2022 Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner for the extraordinary honoring of highly regarded members of the judiciary and the legal profession! ______________________________________________________   BOARD OF DIRECTORS-   The Bar Foundation Board of Directors will hold its quarterly meeting on March 3, 2022 using Zoom technology.   The Board, which consists of fifteen judges and lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, will consider financial, governance, grantmaking and strategic planning matters on its agenda. ______________________________________________________   UPCOMING BAR FOUNDATION DATES:   Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner-April 21, 2022-4 Points Sheraton Lawyers Leadership Institute-May 20-22, 2022-Stonewall Lunch & Laughs with Legal Legends – September 9, 2022-Save the Date   ‌