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 Sponsors include Chesapeake Energy, United Bank and Waterfront Place Hotel, Jackson Kelly, Steptoe and Johnson and Steven F. White, Esq., the WVU President’s Office and the WVU College of Law, as well as Robert Fisher, Esq. and Hank Barnette, Esq.
The event is from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. 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 and charitable contribution) is available by contacting the Bar Foundation’s office at 304-343-9823 or
Register TODAY for lunch in Morgantown on October 7, 2011—A Good Time for a Good Cause!


Bar Foundation Fellow R. Kemp Morton (Huntington) has made a generous contribution to support the programs and activities of the Bar Foundation in memory of Eric M. James, Esq., of Scott Depot, WV, who passed away recently. The funds will be utilized for grants to worthwhile charitable West Virginia organizations to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services to the state’s citizens. Donations to the Bar Foundation are tax deductible.


The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has made the decision to place its buildings and property in Charleston, located at 2006 Kanawha Blvd., East (State Bar Center) and at 2008 Kanawha Blvd., East (Lawyer Disciplinary Board former office), on the
market for rent or sale. The State Bar, which leased the buildings, has informed the Bar Foundation that it will be vacating the premises in the next few weeks. The Board has initiated contacts with real estate consultants to determine the most appropriate future for these office buildings located less than 1/2 block from the State Capitol with necessary parking.


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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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