Last November, WVU College of Law Dean Emeritus John Fisher was the honored guest for the Second Lunch and Laughs with a Legal Legend event, which was a friendly roast of Dean Fisher by his friends and colleagues. The proceeds from this successful endeavor were equally divided between Dean Fisher’s choice of Law School student scholarships and Bar Foundation grants.
Recently, a contribution of nearly $8,000 was presented to the College of Law for these scholarships. Pictured above are Dean Emeritus Fisher and Dean Joyce McConnell in the main hallway of the College of Law in Morgantown. Both Deans are Bar Foundation Fellows and have served as     members of the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors.
As can be seen in the background of the photo which was taken in early April, the construction work continues at a rapid pace for the major     re-modeling and additions that are occurring at the Law School building. Numerous lawyers, law offices and entities have provided funds to enhance and improve this important facility for our legal profession and the justice system.


More than 120 persons from around the state have already made reservations for the 15th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner. This year’s Fellows group consists of nineteen lawyers and three members of the judiciary who join 240 lawyers and 35 judges, who have been previously selected as Bar Foundation Fellows.
The Annual Reception and Dinner to honor the 2013 class is set for Thursday, April 25, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston. The well attended     event (black tie optional) begins at 6:30PM and the cost is $125 per person or $1,250 for a table of ten persons.
The members of this year’s class include:    Fred Adkins-Huntington
Judge Jack Alsop-Webster Springs
Marcia Ashdown-Morgantown
Robert Berthold, Jr.-Charleston
Rebecca Betts-Charleston
Professor Tom Cady-Morgantown
Judge Russell Clawges, Jr.-Morgantown
Robert Dinsmore-Morgantown
William File, III-Beckley
Richard Ford, Jr.-Lewisburg
William Galeota-Morgantown
Thomas Hurney, Jr.-Charleston
Evans King, Jr.-Bridgeport
Neva Lusk-Charleston
David McCauley-Buckhannon
Judge Ronald Pearson-Charleston
Rory Perry, II-Charleston
Tracey Rohrbaugh-Martinsburg
Don Sensabaugh, Jr.-Charleston
Howard Seufer, Jr.-Charleston
Lonnie Simmons-Charleston
Ron Tucker-Fairmont


Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations—(304)-343-9823,  or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.    The deadline for reservations is APRIL 19, 2013.


The number of participants for the second ALPS Lawyer Leadership Institute to be held on May 17-19, 2013, at the Stonewall Resort near     Weston., has passed the half way point.
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. Last year’s event was overwhelmingly successful.
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 credits.
Please contact the WV Bar Foundation to reserve your place——Tom Tinder—(304)-343-9823, or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.


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Thomas R. Tinder, Esq.
Executive Director
West Virginia Bar Foundation
Post Office Box 4845
Charleston, WV 25364


The philanthropic organization for West Virginia’s legal profession and justice system.

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