8 Admin. L. News 1 (1982-1983)
Issue 3

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LAW NEWS

spring 1983

published by the section of administrative law, american bar association, volume 8, number 3

Chairman Urges Section
Members to Support Major
ABA Policy Change
This message is addressed to those of you who
will be in Atlanta for the Annual Meeting. A number
of those who plan to be there have already commit-
ted themselves to attend the meeting of the ABA
Assembly on Monday afternoon, August 1, in order
to support a proposed amendment to the ABA
Constitution that would enhance the voice of the
sections in the governance of the Association. I
hope that, after you read the description of what is
proposed, others who can do so will also under-
take to attend. For that description I have drawn
heavily on a message addressed by Chairman
Henry Wheeler to the 47,000 members of the Sec-
tion of Corporation, Banking and Business Law.
Other section chairmen, I am sure, will be com-
municating with their members.
On the agenda of the Assembly, which consists
of all ABA members registered for the Annual
Meeting, is a proposed amendment to the ABA
Constitution under which section and division
delegates would become members of the body
that nominates ABA officers and members of the
Board of Governors. This nominating committee
now has as members only the 52 state delegates.
The proposed amendment, known as the
Beckham Amendment, would add 21 section
delegates and a delegate each from the Judicial
Administration Division and the Young Lawyers
Division.
I am one of the sponsors of the amendment. The
other officers of the Section and Council members
who are planning to be in Atlanta are among those
who have already committed themselves to be on
hand for the consideration of the amendment by
the Assembly. The Conference of Section Chair-
men endorsed the Beckham Amendment at two
successive meetings in September 1982 and
February 1983.
An amendment to the ABA Constitution must be
approved by two-thirds of the Assembly members.
(continued on page 2)
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New Section Officers and
Council Members Nominated
The Nominating Committee, chaired by Victor
G. Rosenblum with Philip A. Fleming and William
Warfield Ross as vice-chairmen, has submitted
the following nominations for officers and
members of the Council to be acted upon at the
1983 Annual Meeting of the Section in Atlanta:
Chairman-Elect: Charles D. Ablard,
Washington, DC
Secretary:    C. Coleman Bird,
Washington, DC
Budget Officer:  Charles Effinger Smoot,
Washington, DC
Council Members: Warren Belmar, Washington, DC
Philip J. Harter, Washington, DC
Mary C. Lawton, Washington, DC
Thomas D. Morgan, Atlanta, GA
David Carliner, Washington, DC
(to complete the unexpired
term of Edwin F. Rains)
Charles D. Ablard is in private practice. He
received a BB.A. and an LL.B. from the University
of Oklahoma and an LL.M. from George
Washington University. Mr. Ablard has been active
in the ABA since 1957, established the Ad-
ministrative Law News in 1962, and edited it for
two years. He has served as a member of the Coun-
cil and as chairman of several committees of the
Section, most recently the International and Com-
parative Administrative Law Committee. He is a
member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foun-
dation and has served as chairman of two special
committees of the ABA, Lawyers in Government
(continued on page 2)
Editor's Note
This spring issue of the News is sent to you in
this abbreviated form to bring you timely word of
the Nominating Committee's Report and news of
the Annual Meeting. A summer issue, containing
substantive commentary and additional news of
the Section, will be received by you shortly.

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