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On October 19, the Investiture Ceremony for the Honorable Gina M. Groh, the new U. S. District
Court Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia was held in Shepardstown. Pictured above are
Judge Groh with Northern District Chief Judge John P. Bailey, a Bar Foundation
Fellow. (Photo courtesy of David Howell.)
A capacity crowd of judges, lawyers, government officials, community leaders and members of the general public were in attendance for the swearing in of Judge Groh, who has had a distinguished career
as a practicing lawyer, prosecuting attorney and Circuit Court Judge in the Eastern Panhandle.
Numerous Bar Foundation Fellows were participants in the ceremony or were  in attendance, including members of the federal judiciary-Judge Berger, Keeley, Stamp, Kaull and Seibert, as well as state Circuit Court Judges Aloi and Steptoe.


This Friday, November 2, the “friendly roast” of WVU Law School Dean Emeritus John W. Fisher, II, at the Second “Lunch and Laughs with a Legal Legend” event will occur at the Erickson
Alumni Center in Morgantown from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
More than 130 people are already registered with single tickets available for $60. The majority of the amount is tax deductible with the proceeds from the lunch being divided between Dean
Fisher’s choice of scholarships for WVU Law School students and Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice.
The distinguished roasters are Ohio State University President andformer 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.
For last minute reservations, contact the Bar Foundation at tom@wvbarfoundation.org or 304-343-9823.

A Good Time for a Good Cause.


The Bar Foundation’s revamped website—wvbarfound.org—-is a valuable resource for information and materials about the Bar Foundation and its variety of programs and services to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services for the citizens of West Virginia.
As the philanthropic organization for our state’s legal profession and justice system, the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors supports initiatives that benefit our state’s men, women and children. Learn more about the Bar Foundation’s activities by checking out the website.


Please visit our website at wvbarfound.org
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Thomas R. Tinder, Esq.
Executive Director
West Virginia Bar Foundation
Post Office Box 4845
Charleston, WV 25364




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