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Dallas Bar


JANUARY 21, 1980

President's Report ...

The Educational Commitment
              of the
      Dallas Bar Association

   Few people are aware that the
Dallas Bar Association has the most
extensive educational program of any
professional organization in North
Texas. In this, my first report in db
Headnotes, I should like to explain the
nature and extent of our educational
programming. It is so extensive and
elaborate it seems probable to me that
most of our members are not fully
aware of what we do.
   Many may nod in agreement with
the foregoing statements, and acknow-
ledge that we have a splendid series of
Friday Clinic Programs presented at
Bar Headquarters. I submit, however,
that the Friday Clinics, although they
are excelent and varied, are only a
limited part of the total educational
effort of our Association, which in-
cludes education for (1) the profes-
sion, (2) for laymen, and (3) collateral
instruction and library support.

   I. Lawyer Education. The Associa-
tion conducts its professional educa-
tional programming through several
committees listed below:
     A. Continuing Legal Education
Committee (1980 Chairman: C. M.
Meadows, Jr.).
        1. Friday Clinics. Each year,
the CLE Committee presents some 33
luncheon programs (usually accom-
panied by excellent outlines). The
programs are varied   and  embrace
almost all areas of law which are prac-
ticed in our region These clinics are
attended by literally thousands of
auditors from within the profession
each year.
        2f Seminars & Institutes, The
CLE Committee presents various semi-
nars either alone or in cooperation

with the State Bar of Texas, SMU, the
Southwestern Legal Foundation, the
Practicing Law Institute and others. It
is our intention to enlarge our efforts
in this area during 1980.
      B. The Eight Sections -of the
Association. There are eight Sections
within our Association: Bankruptcy &
Commercial Law; Corporate Counsel;
Criminal Law; Family Law; Probate
Trusts & Estates; Real Property; Sole
Practitioners; and Taxation. In addi-
tion, there is now in formation a ninth
section: The Anti-Trust Section. Each
of these sections presents numerous
educational programs during the year.
Most are well attended and are of very
high quality.
      C. The Publications Committee
(1980 Chairman: Peter S. Vogel). In
addition to announcements and infor-
mational materials, each issue of Dallas
Bar Headnotes includes educational
materials, including outlines and brief
discussions of legal topics.
      D, The Legal Ethics Committee
(1980 Chairman: John Glancy). The
Legal Ethics Committee writes advisory
opinions respecting legal ethics to
lawyers who make inquiry of it. Dur-
ing 1980, it is our hope to publish
some of these scholarly and well-writ-

tf2   :,i os to advance the under-
standing Avou members of the Texas
Code of Professional Responsibility.

   I1, Lay Education in the Law. In
addition to professional education, our
Association is also involved in educat-
ing laymen respecting various aspects
of the law. The following committees
are principally engaged in this effort:
     A. Law in a Changing Society
Committee (1980 Chairman: John F.
Booth). The Dallas Bar Association has
played a major role in implementing
study respecting law and legal rights
within the Dallas Independent School
District. This highly significant pro-
gram was extended to other school
districts within the state which have
also profited from the work of this
dedicated committee.
     B. Media Relations Committee
(1980 Chairman: Ken Raggio). With
the aid of the 1979 Chairman, Emily
Parker, a Seminar for News Reporters
is being planned for presentation in
1980 which will discuss the current
status of the law in areas such as libel
and slander, shield laws, gag orders,
open meetings and open records laws,
       (Continued on Page 3)

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Board of Directors: 3:30 p.m., Thurs., January 24 - Board Room
Corporate Counsel Section: 4 p.m., Wed., January 23 - Belo Hall South
Dallas Trial Lawyers Assn.: 6:30 p.m., Thurs., January 24 - Belo Hall
DALS Board: 5:30 p.m., Tues., February 5 - West Room
Federal Bar Assn.: Noon Wed, January 23 - Belo Hall South
House Committee: Noon Thurs, January 24 - Board Room
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers: Noon Thurs., January 24 - West Room
Legal Aid & Services Committee: Noon Wed., January 24 - Room 202
Media Relations Committee: Noon Wed., January 23   Board Room
Probate Section: Noon Tues., January 29 - Bod Hall South
Taxation Section: Noon Mon, February 4 - Belo Hall South

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