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JANUARY 19, 1981

Row One: Taylor Armstrong, Bascom Thomas, H. Louis Nichols, Waller M. Collie, Jr.,
Hubert D. Johnson, Robert L. Dillard, Jr.; Row Two: Jerry Buchmeyer, Philip Wil-
son, Frank C. Moore, Charles P. Storey, Louis J. Weber, Jr.            a


   Our Law in a Changing Society
Committee will again sponsor the
Mock Trial Competitions among DISD
schools as well as the statewide com-
petition, coordinated and funded this
year by a generous grant from the
Meadows Foundation Because of the
success of last year's competitions, the
     Committee needs additional volunteers
to serve as judges and counselors to
the participating teams. If you would
like to participate in this educational
and enjoyable program, complete and
return the form below as indicated:

             (cut here)
Mr. John Booth, Chairman
Law in a Changing Soety Committee
4090 First National Bank Buildig,
Dallas, rexas 75202

Count on my help as counselor or
judge for the Committee's Mock Trial
Competitions this year.




       Digitized from Best Copy Available

            VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1




   The 1981 leadership class went by
bus November 19 for a half day trip to
juvenile facilities serving Dallas County.
Our first stop was Letot Academy, a
residential center for juveniles who
have run away from home or are not
attending school. Hon. Craig Penfold,
Judge of the 304th District Court and
Ms. Candace Koester, Director of
Letot, explained its formation and

   We proceeded to the Juvenile De-
partment where Hon. Pat MceClung,
Judge of the 305th District Court
explained the problems facing the
Juvenile Judges  in  Dallas today.
Referees Nick Lundy and Dan Street
discussed procedure  on  detaining
juveniles and Al Richard, Interi
Director of Youth Services discussed
the functions of the Juvenile Depart-

   The Detention Home, where juve-
niles are detained for violations of the
law, was the climax of the trip. Ron
Niksich, Director of the Detention
Center showed us everything.

   We are proud of the efforts being
made by so many dedicated people to
improve juvenile justice in Dallas
However, it is important the legal com-
munity be aware of t re problems un-
rcsolved in this area, since we are mn a
position to effect cl-anges. Those par-
ticipating Wednesday saw life rom a
totally differcnt perspective, and
observed things we will newvcr forgetl
Llopefully, Dallas yut wil beeit
i~ornouic exprece

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