12 HOURSThe Bar Foundation is pleased to
announce that the ALPS Lawyer Leadership Institute has received approval
from the WV Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 12 hours of
continuing legal education credit with 3 hours being in the area of legal

The first LLI will be held from Friday afternoon, May 18, until Sunday morning, May 20,
at the centrally located Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV, just off I-79
near Weston. The Institute has been named for the Attorneys Liability
Protection Society (ALPS), whose President, Robert Minto, Jr., a Bar
Foundation Fellow, has provided outstanding support and assistance for this
unique endeavor.            The Institute’s featured judges and lawyers have well known expertise and knowledge in leadership skills. The speakers and their topics are:

Professionalism Leadership-U.S. District Court Judge Irene Berger-Beckley
Interpersonal Leadership-Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi-Fairmont
Leadership Traits-WVU Law School Professor Jack Bowman-Morgantown
Civility Leadership-WVU Law School Professor Tom Patrick-Morgantown
Organizational Leadership-Kara Williams-Charleston
Ethical Leadership-Mark Bassingthwaighte-ALPS
Public Service Leadership-Norwood Bentley-Martinsburg


West Virginia lawyers, who have been admitted to practice law for ten years
or less, are eligible to participate. There will be a maximum of only 20
attendees. The cost is $499 per person, which includes two nights lodging
at Stonewall Resort, five meals, and all materials, as well as application
will be made for twelve hours of continuing legal education credits, with
at least three hours of legal ethics creedits.
Please contact the WV Bar Foundation today to reserve your place——Tom
Tinder—(304)-343-9823, or WV Bar
Foundation, 2008A Kanawha Blvd., East, Charleston, WV 25311.


A large crowd of 150 judges, lawyers and their guests from all parts of the
state and all types of law practice attended the successful Bar Foundation
Fellows Dinner last night in Charleston.
Bar Foundation President J. Franklin Long (Bluefield) presented the three
judges and the sixteen lawyers who were the diverse members of this year’s
Fellows class. An excellent presentation was made by the first recipient of
the Bar Foundation’s Public Service Scholarship at the WVU
College of Law, Michael Nissim-Sabat.
A photo and more information will be provided in the next edition of the
Bar Brief.


BAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETINGThe West Virginia Bar Foundation and its Board of Directors wish to announce its Annual Meeting that will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 1:30 PM at the law offices of Flaherty, Sensabaugh and Bonasso, 200 Capitol Street in Charleston, WV.

The agenda for the meeting includes the reading of the Minutes of the 2011 Annual Meeting, a report on the programs and activities of the Bar Foundation, the financial report, the Nominating Committee report and Other
Business. The Nominating Committee report will consist of the election of the following persons to serve three year terms as members of the Board of Directors:               Harry Hatfield-Madison
Richard Bolen-Huntington
Jodie Boylen-Parkersburg
Ken Gray-Morgantown
John Shott-Bluefield


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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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