LARGE CROWD-   A large crowd of members of the judiciary, members of the legal profession, and their guests registered prior to last week’s deadline for the 24th Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on this 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 Fellows Dinner.   These outstanding individuals are:   Tammie Alexander-Morgantown Charles Bailey-Charleston Joseph Beeson-Charleston Kim Croyle-Morgantown Perri DeChristopher-Morgantown Paul Farrell, Jr.-San Juan, Puerto Rico Olubunmi Kusimo-Frazier-Charleston John Gompers-Wheeling Monica Nassif Haddad-Morgantown Jackie Hallinan-Charleston Evan Jenkins-Huntington Gail Kahle-Wheeling Judge Thomas Kleeh-Clarksburg Colleen McCulloch-Beckley Paul English Smith-Huntington William Thompson-Charleston Brenda Waugh-Charles Town Professor Suzanne Weise-Morgantown   There will be a full report in the next Bar Brief on May 2. _________________________________________________ LAWYER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE-   The Bar Foundation Board of Directors announces that the ultra-successful Lawyer Leadership Institute has reached its full complement of younger lawyers (admitted to practice for ten years or less), who will attend the weekend program on May 20-22, at Stonewall Resort. Again, this year, the Institute is sponsored by Antero Resources.   The Institute’s objective is to provide rising star lawyers with specific education and professional training that will enable them to become leaders in the legal profession, in their communities and in the State. The interactive presentations are made by outstanding members of the federal and state judiciary, and the legal profession. This year’s twelve participants are the most diverse group in the Institute’s ten-year history with attendees from all parts of the state and all types of law practice, including a solo practitioner; participants from small, medium, and large law offices; as well as participants from Legal Aid, a corporate office and a Public Defender.   The attendees receive expert presentations on service skills, leadership traits, professionalism, wellness, and civil discourse through participation in interactive sessions, networking opportunities and interpersonal relationship building in an informal atmosphere.   There will be a full report in an upcoming Bar Brief. ______________________________________________________ BAR FOUNDATION BOARD MEETING AND ANNUAL MEETING-   The Bar Foundation Board of Directors quarterly meeting and the Bar Foundation Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2 using Zoom technology. 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 2022-2023 fiscal year. The Annual Meeting will commence at the close of the Board meeting with consideration of the annual report, the financial condition of the organization and the election of Board members to three-year terms.   During the Annual Meeting, the Nominating Committee has proposed the following persons to serve three-year terms on the Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Wilbert Payne-Beckley, Sandra Chapmen-Wheeling, Jill McIntyre-Charleston, Barry Taylor-Huntington, and Tom Tinder-Charleston. ____________________________________________________ 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-Morgantown