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Dallas Bar Association


Volume 32 9 Number 1 9 January 1, 2008


   Frank E. Stevenson II

   To Be Inaugurated As

   DBA's 99th President

                     by Jenna P. Wright
   n January 19, 2008, the DBA will inaugurate Frank
          E. Stevenson II as its 99th president. That date
          has a special significance to Frank Stevenson, as
  it also marks the birthday of his grandfather, who inspired
  him to become a lawyer.
     My grandfather was the most capable, impressive and
  brilliant person I've ever known, says Mr. Stevenson. His
  grandfather was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at
  Dartmouth College in Ha-
  nover, N.H., and then went
  on to study law at Harvard
  Law School.
     Perhaps to inspire Mr.
  Stevenson to succeed, his
  grandfather made him a
  bet the fall he entered law
  school at the University
  of Virginia. My grandfa-
  ther said, 'I'll bet you $50
  you won't last until Christ-
  mas'.
     A  magna cum     laude
  graduate from Amherst
  College, Frank Stevenson   Frank E Stevensonll
  couldn't believe his ears. He told his grandfather, That's
  so wrong to say something like that to me, your grandson.
  His grandfather said, You're right, Frank. I'll bet you don't
  last until Thanksgiving.
     Though Mr. Stevenson never collected on that bet, he
  has become the exceptionally accomplished lawyer he
  modeled himself after. Following graduation from the Uni-
  versity of Virginia Law School, Mr. Stevenson joined what
  is now the law firm of Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell, LLP,

                     SEE DBA, PAGE 3




        YOU ARE INVITED...

                                The Inaugural of
                            DBA's 2008 President

                            Frank E. Stevenson II

                            Saturday, January 19, 2008
                                The Fairmont Hotel

                          Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. • Dinner 7:30 p.m.
                                Tickets $140 per person.

Evening includes dinner, dancing to InsideOut, and casino.
       Support DVAP through our Silent Auction too!

           For more information, contact Rhonda Sexton
           at rsexton@dallasbar.org or 214-220-7403.


I Focus: BANKRuPTCY & COMMERC  LAW


Annual 'Equal Access to Justice'


Campaign Flouri

              by Alicia Hernandez
he Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of
      NorthWest Texas will recognize major donors to
      the annual Campaign for Equal Access to Justice
at the inaugural of Frank E. Stevenson II on Saturday,
January 19. The annual campaign, which culminates at
the inaugural, supports the Dallas Volunteer Attorney
Program, a joint program of the Dallas Bar Associa-
tion and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Since it began
in 1993, the campaign
has raised more than
$4 million for legal aid
to the poor.
   Michael and Judy
Keller Shore have
been major donors to
the campaign for 10
years, supporting this
year's campaign with
a gift of $25,000. The
Shores have donated
$230,000 to the cam-
paign since 1999.    Michael & Judy Shore
   Judy and I are pleased, with the support of our part-
ners and their spouses at Shore Chan Bragalone, LLP, to
be able to continue our support of the Dallas Volunteer
Attorney Program, says Michael Shore. 'The atten-
tion we receive for this is humbling and in our opinion,
somewhat over-emphasized. The persons who really
deserve attention are those attorneys who invest their
'spare time' that they would otherwise spend with fam-
ily and interests away from the practice of law. Without
the attorney volunteers who give their time, monetary


shes
donors like us would make no difference at all. Judy and
I would like to encourage young attorneys with office
practices to volunteer and see for themselves what their
law degree can do for those people in our community
who need the attorneys' talents most.
   Hon. Deborah G. Hankinson, a major donor for
five years, continues to demonstrate her support for
legal services to the poor. Justice Hankinson contrib-
uted $25,000 to this year's campaign, and she has given
$90,000 to the campaign since 2003.
                              Koons,   Fuller,
                          Vanden    Eykel   &
                          Robertson, P.C. has
                          been a major donor for
                          13 years. With their
                          2008 gift of $15,000, the
                          firm has contributed a
                          total of $182,500 to the
                          campaign.
                              Brown McCar-
                           roll, L.L.P. has been
                           a major donor for 12
                           years. The firm has do-
Hon. Deborah Hankinson    nated $15,000 to this
year's campaign, and the firm has given a total of
$161,740 to the Campaign for Equal Access since 2005.
   The following firms, corporations, and individuals
have generously donated at the $10,000 level: Exxon
Mobil Corp., Jones Day, Locke Lord Bissell & Lid-
dell LLP, Mike McKool Jr., and Waters & Kraus,
L.L.P.
   As of our print date, this year's campaign has raised
              SEE DVAP, PAGE 6


DBA to Honor Commissioner Price


           by Darlene Hutchinson Biehl

ach January, Americans commemorate
       the inspiring words and actions of Dr.
       Martin Luther King Jr., because his voice
and vision filled a great void in our nation. The
late Coretta Scott King noted that her husband
answered our collective longing to become a
country that truly lived by its no-
blest principles.
   At a luncheon at the Belo Man-
sion on Monday, January 21, 2008,
the DBA will present the Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Justice Award
to Dallas County Commissioner
John Wiley Price, an outstanding
leader whose community service
and overall life's experience ex-
emplifies the life and legacy of
Dr. King.        gohn Wiley Pric
   Commissioner Price has served
the residents of District 3 for 23 years and has
strived to place himself in the vanguard for those
who have been historically locked out.
   In a letter from a Birmingham jail cell, Dr.


King said, Injustice anywhere is a threat to
justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescap-
able network of mutuality ... Whatever affects
one directly, affects all indirectly.
   For many years, Commissioner Price has
been committed to directly and indirectly affect-
ing Dallas County residents in a positive man-
ner. His priority and pledge has been to ensure
              that Minority and Women Busi-
              ness Enterprise ventures were
              accorded a fair share of the coun-
              ty's contracts. And since taking
              office in 1985, procurement via
              MWBE vendors and profession-
              als has risen from $50,000 per
              annum to more than $112 million
              through the fiscal year 2004, ac-
              cording to Commissioner Price's
              office.
                 There is an undeniable need
              for those of us who understand
the causes and challenges ahead to step up
our commitment, Commissioner Price said.
              SEE MLK, PAGE 3


   Pictorial Photo
      Seddion

/ILK Jutice Awvard
     Luncheon


See Page 2


Bar Association Presidents Plan for 2008 ..................................5

Collusion in Bankruptcy Sales ....................................................6

Individual Tax Representation After Bankruptcy ......................8

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