The deadline is OCTOBER 29 to register and purchase seats for the “friendly roast” of WVU Law School Dean Emeritus John W. Fisher, II, during the Second “Lunch and Laughs with a Legal Legend” event.
This highly anticipated program will occur at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown on Friday, November 2, 2012, beginning at 11:30 AM. More than 125 people are already registered.
Single tickets are available for $60 with special Sponsor tables with ten seats costing $2,000. The majority of the amount is tax deductible.
The following distinguished entities have already agreed to serve as Sponsors for this excellent endeavor:

Jackson Kelly
Steptoe and Johnson
White Law Offices
WV Bar Foundation
WVU College of Law
WVU President’s Office

The distinguished roasters are Ohio State University President and former WVU Law School Dean and WVU President, Gordon Gee, WVU Law School Professor and WVU President Emeritus, David Hardesty and WVU Law School Associate Dean John Taylor, with additional comments from WVU President James Clements.
The proceeds from the lunch will be divided between Dean Fisher’s choice of scholarships for WVU Law School students and Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice. Last year, just over $25,000 was generated for these worthwhile endeavors.
Make your reservations TODAY by contacting the Bar Foundation at   or 304-343-9823.
A Good Time for a Good Cause.


Earlier this year, the Bar Foundation Board of Directors approved a grant for an innovative program to educate children about anti-bullying. The grant was provided to the Seven Stories Theatre Company in Fairmont to present these education sessions to school students in various counties around West Virginia.
Joey Madia, the Artistic Director at the company, recently reported that four interactive education sessions were held in Charleston during Constitution Day activities in September, four more workshops have been in Marion County with two additional sessions having been scheduled in Taylor County for the first week of November.
So far, 480 students have participated in these education sessions and there are eight more which will occur under the terms of the grant. The sessions have been well received by the students in the third through eighth grades, as well as by some parents who have attended.
The Bar Foundation’s grants are designated to improve the administration of justice and these anti-bullying education sessions for students, and parents, are an excellent example used to achieve that important objective.


The Bar Foundation’s work is generally accomplished by the volunteer time and effort given by the diverse Board of Directors, who are fifteen judges and lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice.
Each Board member serves on at least one Bar Foundation committee where they utilize their talents and skills to accomplish the goals of the philanthropic organization.
In the next month, there will be meetings of the Endowment Fund Committee, to set guidelines and policies for the newly formed $500,000 Endowment Fund, and the Bar Foundation Fellows NominatingCommittee, to make recommendations for the 15th class of Bar Foundation Fellows, who will be honored at the annual dinner on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston.


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West Virginia Bar Foundation
Post Office Box 4845
Charleston, WV 25364


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