Bar Brief-279-Pandemic Funding

PANDEMIC FUNDING The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has unanimously agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for funds to be distributed to WVU College of Law students during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit organization that supports law student success by funding innovative […]
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Bar Brief-278-Website Update

WEBSITE UPDATE           The WV Bar Foundation’s website—-wvbarfound.org—- contains all the information and materials necessary to understand the mission, goals and accomplishments that have occurred since the organization was incorporated as a charitable non profit entity in December, 1988. The website includes concise pages relating to Bar Foundation grants, governance, finances, Foundation Fellows, programs and […]
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Bar Brief-277-WVJLAP Grant

WVJLAP GRANT           The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the continuation of its multi-year grant to support the important work of the WV Judicial Lawyer Assistance Program. Pictured above is Karen Kahle (Wheeling), a longtime leader and current Secretary of the WVJLAP Board of Directors, making a presentation regarding activities […]
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Bar Brief-276-Dean Bowman Leaving WVU Law

DEAN BOWMAN LEAVING WVU LAW Today, West Virginia University College of Law Dean Greg Bowman announced that he has accepted the position of Dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island, effective July 1, 2020. Dean Bowman became a member of the Law School’s faculty in 2009 and then served as […]
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Bar Brief-275-Postponement/Cancellation

POSTPONEMENT               Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its recommendations and restrictions relating to meetings, gatherings, social contacts and personal interactions, the Bar Foundation Board of Directors has postponed the 2020 Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner. The 22nd annual event had been set for Thursday, April 23, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. It will be re-scheduled for […]
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Bar Brief-274-Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner

BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS DINNER- With the COVID-19 pandemic and the daily announcements of recommendations and restrictions relating to meetings, gatherings, social contacts and personal interactions, the Bar Foundation leadership is in the process of determining a new date for the 2020 Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner. The 22nd annual event had been set for Thursday, April […]
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Bar Brief-273-Hearing/Vision/Language Grant

HEARING/VISION/LANGUAGE GRANT-             During its last meeting, the Bar Foundation Board of Directors approved a grant to Mountain State Justice, the statewide organization which provides significant litigation and civil legal services to underserved West Virginians. In the photo above, Bar Foundation Board member, WVU College of Law Professor Marjorie McDiarmid , on the left, discusses the […]
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Bar Brief-272-We The People

WE THE PEOPLE-       Last month, the state finals for the We The People program were held at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston. Pictured above is the state champion school, Clay County High School, with U.S. District Court Judge Irene Berger, in the center, who gave remarks and made the award presentations. […]
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Bar Brief-271-Veterans Legal Clinic

VETERANS LEGAL CLINIC GRANT       Last fall, General Ken Gray was honored at the successful 9th Annual Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend event at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown. The General, whose illustrious career included service as a U. S. Army Judge Advocate General, as a WVU Vice President and as a […]
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Bar Brief-270-Judge Volk Investiture

JUDGE VOLK INVESTITURE       On Friday, January 17, the Investiture Ceremony for U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District Frank Volk was held at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston. Pictured above, Judge Volk takes his oath of office. (Photo credit-Kenny Kemp, Charleston Gazette-Mail) An overflow crowd of distinguished guests, members of […]
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