For the first time ever, the American Bar Foundation Fellows invite the WV Bar Foundation Fellows to a joint meeting during the AB Fellows annual luncheon in conjunction with the meeting of The WV Bar Association at the Greenbrier Hotel. The combined luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 AM (prompt start) in the Chesapeake Bay Room on Friday, August 12, 2011.
The Bar Foundation Fellows program is modeled after the American Bar Foundation, and almost all ABF Fellows are also Fellows of the WV Bar Foundation. During the luncheon, there will be discussions regarding possible joint programs and activities. Fellows wishing to attend the August 12 combined luncheon should reply by August 1 by contacting the WVBA at 800-942-9822 or sending an email to director@wvbarassociation.org
The WVBA Annual Meeting is an excellent educational, networking and social event. To register for the entire three day meeting, go to http://www.wvbarassociation.org/






As reported earlier this year, the WV Bar Foundation and the WV State Bar had entered into a six month Real Estate Option Agreement with the State Bar having an option to purchase the two buildings owned by the Bar Foundation located right beside the State Capitol in Charleston. The State Bar had leased one building for its use since 1989 and the other building had been utilized by the Lawyer Disciplinary Board from 2001 until November, 2010.
At the end of the option period in June, the State Bar informed the Bar Foundation that it plans to purchase a different
facility for its offices and will remain as a tenant for the next three months or perhaps a little longer. The Bar Foundation’s fifteen member Board of Directors has overwhelmingly voted to pursue the sale of the buildings at their fair market value at the appropriate time.



The Bar Foundation’s Strategic Planning Committee and the Board of Directors have approved strategic planning actions for the short term and the longer term future of the organization. These decisions were approved by super majorities after considering the Bar Foundation’s best interests and the fulfillment of its mission.
Besides the sale of the two facilities owned by the Bar Foundation in the next several months, the Board agreed to continue the leases with the State Bar through September, 2011, or slightly beyond, the refinancing of its final loan indebtedness, a slight delay in the initiation of an endowment initiative, the implementation of several new activities and the continuing commitment to increasing and enhancing its successful grants program.



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