Bar Brief – 29

Lawyer Disciplinary Board/Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel Building BAR FOUUNDATION BUILDINGS-           At the direction of the WV Supreme Court, the Bar Foundation, the State Bar and the Lawyer Disciplinary Board/Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel presented proposals regarding office space and buildings to the Court on July 1. The options included moving the LDB/ODC offices […]
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Bar Brief – 28

  Alliance for Children Handbook ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN HANDBOOK- Recently, the WV Alliance for Children issued its Guardian Ad-Litem Handbook for Foster Parents with the financial support from several entities, including a grant from the WV Bar Foundation. This beneficial publication will be distributed to organizations which train foster care parents, to all Circuit Court […]
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Bar Brief – 27

An IOLTA special grant is awarded to Michele Bush, Executive Director of the WV CASA Association by Immediate Past President John Tinney. IOLTA GRANTS- The Bar Foundation presented its final round of grants to the seven legal services organizations listed in the WV Supreme Court Order at the end of June. More than $100,000 was distributed to bring the total […]
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Bar Brief – 26

IOLTA PROGRAM TRANSFERRED TO STATE BAR Effective July 1, 2010, the administration of the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts program was transferred from the WV Bar Foundation to the WV State Bar. The state becomes the third state, after California and North Carolina, to have a statewide bar association operate the IOLTA program. The transfer was contained in an […]
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Bar Brief – 25

WV Supreme Court Requests Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to IOLTA Program IOLTA PROGRAM- The WV Supreme Court has entered proposed amendments to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct dealing with the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program and placed them for public comment. The amendments deal with the administration of the program. The […]
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Bar Brief – 24

The 2010 class of Bar Foundation Fellows was honored at the Annual Reception and Dinner on April 29. BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS DINNER More than 160 persons from all parts of the state were in attendance when nineteen individuals were honored as Bar Foundation Fellows during the 12th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on Thursday, April 29, 2010, […]
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Bar Brief – 23

Receiving a WV Bar Foundation grant for “The Law Works” legal education program from President John Tinney, on the right, are Bill Acker, Director of Broadcasting and Technology at WV Public Broadcasting, and Dan Ringer, the Producer and Host of the program. WV BAR FOUNDATION GRANT- The West Virginia Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has […]
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Bar Brief – 22

WV Bar Foundation Past President Robert M. Steptoe, Jr. (Clarksburg) and WVU College of Law Dean Joyce E. McConnell STEPTOE PROFESSOR OF LAW ESTABLISHED The Robert M. Steptoe and James D. Steptoe Professorship of Property Law has been established at the College of Law at West Virginia University, made possible by gifts from Steptoe family. […]
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Bar Brief – 21

The Bar Foundation’s IOLTA Advisory Committee reviews the operation of the program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. IOLTA ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program is administered by the Bar Foundation in accordance with an Order of the WV Supreme Court, which is Rule 1.15 of the WV Rules […]
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Bar Brief – 20

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Goodwin presents the winner’s plaque to the students from Herbert Hoover High School, with their teachers, Debi O’Dell and Dennie Duncan, for the We, the People program. WE, THE PEOPLE PROGRAM After regional and statewide competitions, the Herbert Hoover High School team from Kanawha County was selected to be West […]
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