Letter From The President
On behalf of the West Virginia Bar Foundation and its Board of Directors, we welcome you to our website.
The Bar Foundation, the philanthropic organization for the legal profession and justice system in West Virginia, has several responsibilities and programs in which it is involved. It is the owner of the West Virginia State Bar Center and the Lawyer Disciplinary Board buildings in Charleston, it gives grants to organizations that provide legal services to low income citizens and that improve the administration of justice and it selects the Bar Foundation Fellows, who are outstanding lawyers and members of the judiciary.
The most important activity of the Bar Foundation is its duty to administer the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program. Since its inception in 1990 by an Order of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, our IOLTA program has generated more than $13 million to fund free civil legal services for low income men, women and children here in our state.
We encourage you to become a regular and frequent user of our fine website to learn more about the important activities and benefits of our organization.
Thank you for your cooperation and consideration. Please do not hesitate to give us your input about our website as well as our services and activities.
John H. Tinney, President