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Marshall Hall of Fame inductee Roberts 'honored, humbled'

Steve Roberts’ motivation has always been to do right by his home state so that more people could live the kinds of lives they dream of for themselves.

Bar honoree Bowman enjoys training 'lawyers of tomorrow'

MORGANTOWN -- Gregory Bowman is proud knowing that his fingerprints and insights are all over a profession that he’s given most of his life to serving.

WVU professor calls teaching her 'most rewarding job'

MORGANTOWN -- The distinctions keep coming for decorated U.S. Army veteran and West Virginia associate professor of law and public health scholar Jennifer D. Oliva.

New Bar fellow McGinley 'appreciates the recognition'

MORGANTOWN -- Patrick McGinley’s selection as a fellow of the West Virginia Bar Foundation has been four decades in the making.

Dinsmore paralegal Francisco elected president of national association

HUNTINGTON -- Jill Francisco has been prepping for nearly the last two decades for the job to which she has been elected.

Professor praises National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court at WVU

MORGANTOWN – James Van Nostrand sees the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition scheduled to be held on the campus of West Virginia University College of Law in this week as a win-win situation for all those involved.

American College of Bankruptcy to honor Judge Patrick M. Flatley

Federal Judge Patrick M. Flatley’s decorated career has earned a unanimous seal of approval from the American College of Bankruptcy.

Judge O'Hanlon starts scholarship in honor of wife at Marshall University

HUNTINGTON – Judge Dan O’Hanlon thinks of the endowed scholarship program he’s started at Marshall University in his wife’s name as the perfect ode to her.

Middle school drug prevention program expanded by Morrisey, Marshall University

HUNTINGTON – The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office and Marshall University are expanding a drug prevention program designed to educate middle school students about the perils of prescription opioid abuse.

Jenkins: $1.4 million federal grant for state's drug courts will help expand services

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department has granted a $1.4 million federal grant to West Virginia to aid the state’s drug court system.

Fourth Circuit finds in favor of coal miner in 'mark of the beast' case

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court in Virginia has affirmed a $586,861 jury award handed to a man who says h​​​​​e was forced to retire from his mining job when religious principles prevented him from using a biometric hand scanner.

Fourth Circuit finds in favor of coal miner in 'mark of the beast' case

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court in Virginia has affirmed a $586,861 jury award handed to a man who says he was forced to retire from his mining job when religious principles prevented him from using a biometric hand scanner.

Despite Paris Agreement pullout, WVU professor says 'coal jobs aren't coming back'

MORGANTOWN – James Van Nostrand is convinced President Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change won’t have much impact in coal heavy states like West Virginia or across the industry as a whole.

West Virginia Law Adventure Program inspiring young students

CHARLESTON – A group of West Virginia’s most-gifted students recently came face-to-face with some state scholars they hope to someday succeed.

Oliva becomes first WVU professor named a Bellow Scholar

MORGANTOWN – Jennifer Oliva finds herself in the rarest of company based on her commitment to touch the lives of as many West Virginia veterans in need as she possibly can.

Legal Aid of West Virginia recognizes staffers at conference

CHARLESTON – Legal Aid of West Virginia recently recognized some of its members for going above and beyond the call of duty at the organization’s biannual statewide conference. 

West Virginia disability rights group changes name, could have more legal focus

CHARLESTON – The Disability Rights of West Virginia Advocates group is no more. And in the end, that could be an even better thing than it’s been for the people of West Virginia.