The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the second ALPS Lawyer Leadership Institute will be held on May 17-19, 2013, at the Stonewall Resort near Weston. Pictured above during the 2012 Institute are a participant, Jason Foster (Martinsburg) and well known and well respected WVU Law School Professor Emeritus Jack Bowman, with his lovely wife, Myla.
Participation in the Institute will be limited to twelve newer lawyers (admitted to the practice of law for ten years or less) who will have the opportunity to learn from outstanding members of the judiciary and the legal profession regarding education and professional training that will enable them to become leaders in the legal profession, in their communities and in the State. They will receive expert presentations on service skills, leadership traits, professionalism and civil discourse through participation in interactive sessions, networking opportunities and interpersonal relationship building in an informal atmosphere.
The Bar Foundation is extremely pleased that ALPS, the Attorney Liability Protection Society, will again be the Sponsor of this outstanding endeavor. More information concerning the 2013 Institute will be provided in the near
future, including the list of renowned speakers on the agenda, including Professor Bowman.


The West Virginia Bar Foundation and its fifteen member Board of Directors have selected approximately twenty lawyers and members of the judiciary to be members of the 2013 class of Bar Foundation Fellows. They will be honored at the Annual Dinner which has been set for Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, beginning at 6:30 PM.
Bar Foundation Fellows are those lawyers and judges “whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession….” Of the more than 5,000 lawyers and judges in West Virginia, a little more than 300 have been honored as Bar Foundation Fellows since 1999.
Among the members of this year’s class are Judge Jack Alsop (Webster Springs), Judge Russell Clawges (Morgantown), Judge Ronald Pearson (Charleston), Marcia Ashdown (Morgantown), Rebecca Betts (Charleston),
William File, III, (Beckley), Richard Ford, Jr. (Lewisburg), Mark Jenkinson (Martinsburg), Evans King (Bridgeport), Neva Lusk (Charleston), David McCauley (Buckhannon), Tracey Rohrbaugh (Martinsburg) and Ron Tucker
(Fairmont). A complete listing of the class will be placed in the next Bar Brief.


The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors expresses its utmost appreciation to ALPS, the Attorneys Liability Protection Society, for its recent extremely generous contribution to the programs and services provided by the
The funds will be utilized to support the ALPS Lawyer Liability Institute to be held on May 17-19, 2013, at Stonewall Resort and to provide Bar Foundation grants to worthwhile charitable groups which improve the administration of justice in West Virginia. More than $160,000 in grants have been distributed in the past five years for projects concerning child abuse and neglect prevention, anti-bullying programs, the WVU College of Law
Public Service Scholarship, civic literacy, law related education and more.
ALPS President Robert Minto, Jr., a Bar Foundation Fellow, has provided his important leadership in helping lawyers, law offices and lawyer organizations in West Virginia for more than 25 years.


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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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