Receiving a WV Bar Foundation grant recently was the Harrison County Child Advocacy Center, represented by its Executive Director, Irene  Malfregeot, on the left, with the grant being presented by WVBF Board of Directors member, Tracey Weber, of Weston.

Irene Malfregeot and WVBF Board of Directors member, Tracey Weber, of Weston.

Last year, the WV Bar Foundation provided a grant to the Harrison County Child Advocacy Center to continue the Center’s important forensic interview program by paying for cameras and recording equipment to be used in place of a child’s testimony in court proceedings involving incidents of child sexual abuse. According to a recent report from Irene Malfregeot, the Center’s Executive Director–“Over the past year, we have interviewed more than 60 new clients and also continued to provide advocacy and case coordination for more than 100 clients with open cases. We are now able to provide a more effective, coordinated response to the child victims of sexual abuse. We cannot thank the West Virginia Bar Foundation enough for the support and belief in the work we do to seek justice for victimized children and their families.”

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 several weeks ago. Annual dues are $50 and Lifetime dues are $500. A tax exempt entity, the Bar Foundation uses membership dues, donations and payments to continue its beneficial work on behalf of the legal profession. New and renewing members, as well as contributors, include:
Steven K. Nord-Huntington-Lifetime Member
Honorable John T. Madden-Moundsville-Membership and Contribution
Luzy J. Jaime-Parkersburg-Membership
Leslie L. Maze-Elizabeth-Membership
Taunja Willis Miller-Charleston-Membership
David H. Webb-Keyser-Membership
Russell O. Wooton-Beckley-Membership

The WV Bar Foundation is pleased to remind you that it is easier than ever to pay regular or lifetime membership dues, as well as make tax deductible contributions to improve the administration of justice by using the Paypal electronic process on the Bar Foundation’s website— Just click on “Donations” on the toolbar at the top of the homepage and then click on the credit card that you want to use to make your donation. Our new members, Luzy Jaime (Elizabeth) and David Webb (Keyser), used this effective, efficient and easy process to pay for their membership dues. Give it a try.