Michael C. Nissim-Sabat has been awarded the first WV Bar Foundation Public Service Scholarship. The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors approved the scholarship for students at the West Virginia University College of Law, who make a commitment to use their legal expertise to provide public service to the citizens of our state.
Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mary Washington, a masters degree from Marshall University and is a second year student at the Law School. His experiences include a Judicial Internship with U.S. District Court Judge, and Bar Foundation Fellow, Irene M. Keeley, Research Assistant to Law Professors Cavalieri and cummings, Associate Editor for the WV Law Review, Executive Committee, WV Fund for Law in the Public Interest, Member of the Ethics Council and Treasurer for the Public Interest Advocates and for the American Constitution Society.
In a personal note to the Board of Directors, Michael stated “I am very honored, and humbled, to have received this award. This gift enables me to continue my focus in public service and provide help to those in my community. My experience at WVU has thus far been very rewarding and engaging, and I look forward to not only finishing my academic work, but also helping those West Virginians once I finish.”
Congratulations to Michael Nissim-Sabat!
Bar Foundation Fellow R. Kemp Morton (Huntington) and his wife, Susan, have made a generous contribution to the Bar Foundation in memory of another Bar Foundation Fellow, John E. Busch (Elkins), who passed away last month. The Mortons participated in many legal organization events with John and Molly Busch over the years, both in West Virginia and at various locations across the nation. Both men served as State Bar Presidents and represented West Virginia at numerous American Bar Association conferences.

After “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, the holiday season is in full swing! The end of the year is fast approaching which is the time when the vast majority of contributions and donations are made to worthwhile charitable organizations.
Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the WV Bar Foundation so that the Board of Directors can increase its strong commitment to assisting those statewide activities that improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services in the areas of child abuse and neglect prevention, law related education and legal system scholarships.
You can easily make donations electronically on the Bar Foundation’s homepage on the new website— —-or send a check to WV Bar Foundation, 2008A Kanawha Blvd., East, Charleston, WV 25311.
Do it before December 31, 2011.
Thank You and Enjoy your Holiday Season!

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Thomas R. Tinder, Esq.
Executive Director
West Virginia Bar Foundation
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