On Friday, October 7, 2011, the WV Bar Foundation will host the first “Lunch and Laughs with a Legal Legend” at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM.
The friendly “roast” of David C. Hardesty, Jr., WVU’s President Emeritus and Law School Professor, will have the proceeds from the event being designated to Professor Hardesty’s choice of scholarships for WVU Law School students and for Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice in West Virginia. The well known and well respected individuals who will be telling humorous stories and funny jokes about Professor Hardesty are U.S. District Court Judge Irene Keeley, former Law School Dean and current Professor, John Fisher, Business Owner Parry Petroplus of Morgantown and attorney Tom Heywood of Charleston. Serving as the Master of Ceremonies will be Professor Forest “Jack” Bowman, the long time leader in the legal profession and in legal education.
Information on Sponsorships ($2,000 with tickets, recognition and charitable contribution) and individual tickets ($60) is available by contacting Tom Tinder at 304-343-9823 or
Reserve your table or your seat TODAY for lunch in Morgantown on October 7, 2011—A Good Time for a Good Cause!



Commitments are being made by individuals and sponsors to support the Lunch And Laughs With A Legal Legend event
at the Erickson Center in Morgantown on Friday, October 7, 2011, beginning at 11:30 AM.
Lawyers, judges and members of the general public wish to attend this worthwhile endeavor and enjoy the stories to be told about David Hardesty by Judge Keeley, Professor Fisher, Parry Petroplus and Tom Heywood with Professor Bowman as the Master of Ceremonies. Sponsors include Cheasapeake Energy, United Bank, Steven F. White and Hank and Joanne Barnette. Several WVU Law School leaders will be present including Dean Joyce McConnell, Professors DiSalvo and Starcher, as well as Assistant Dean Valerie
Hunt. Reserve your table ($2,000-10 seats) or individual seat ($60) now by calling 303-343-9823 or emailing
Charitable deductions are available with all proceeds, after meal xpenses, being divided between WVU Law School scholarships and grantsto improve the administration of justice.


The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors, a diverse group from all parts of the state and all types of positions in the legal and judicial systems, held its quarterly meeting on September 8. The Board members took actions and approved policies on numerous subjects, including the future utilization of its real estate with the State Bar planning to move to a new location in the coming weeks, review and approval of an amended budget, a joint mentoring program involving other legal organizations in the state and setting future priorities for the organization. The Board welcomed two new members of the Board of Directors-Kathy Santa
Barbara (Martinsburg) and David Webb (Keyser).


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Thomas R. Tinder, Esq.
Executive Director
West Virginia Bar Foundation
2008A Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25311



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