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4 Me B. Bull. 1 (1970)

handle is hein.barjournals/mainbabu0004 and id is 1 raw text is: VOL. 4 NO. I         MAINE STATE BAR AssoCIATION       JANUARY 1970

Accidental
Injury
In Workman's
Compensation
Law -
A Definition
By Jack H. Simmons, Esq.
Many attorneys who handle work.
men's compensation claims have adopted
without argument the doctrine that, in
order to obtain a recovery, tie employee
must have sustained an external acci-
dent. The Bar seems to have accepted
the proposition that injuries such as
back sprains incurred in the normal
course of business are not compensable.
This is not the law in the State of
Maine.              continued on p. 14
F-L-A.S.H I
The Association's new Third Vice-
President is Carl R. Wright.
Tile result of the only contest for
office was certified on December 3oth by
the Tellers, Thomas N. Weeks, chair.
mail, Ernest L. Goodspeed, Jr., and
Judge Lewis I. Naiman.
Poriugal .?'riceReduced,-
.The 'Association's tour to, Portuga,,
~11 1as beeii' postp'oned onie week;: frcini
bagic co .st . has- be en redtted' fro ,in1

Proposed New Canons
of Ethics for Maine
by G. Curtis Webber, Esq., Chairman
Committee on Professional Ethics
In August of last year, the American
,,ar Association adopted new canons of
ethics called a Code of Professional
Responsibility. Copies were recently
mailed by the Maine Bar Association to
all lawyers in the state. At its Annual
Meeting, the Association will be asked
to adopt the Code.
Our existing Canons of Ethics are vir-
tually identical with those repealed by
the ABA. Since tile Committee oil Pro.
fessional Ethics was once entitled the
Committee to Revise the Canons of
Ethics and since opportunities for any
substantial revision are not frequently
presented, it seems only appropriate for
us to offer some comments about the
new Code in the hope of stimulating the
thinking of those members of the Maine
Bar not already familiar with it.
The Preface to the Code of Profes-
sional Responsibility indicates that the
continued on p. 16

Highlights of Annual
Meeting, Feb. 6 & 7
JUDGES LEAD OFF
ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Because of tile 4-week lead time gen-
erally required for material to appear in
tile Bar Bulletin, it was unfortunately
impossible to include in this issue the
complete schedule for the Annual Meet-
ing on Feb. 6th and 7th. (YoU rhould
have received a special mailing before
you read this Bulletin.)
Fine Program
A fine program is shaping ill), how-
ever, which will open with a three judge
panel onl the topic. The Merits or De-
merits of Unlimited Voir Dire.
Justice James P. Archibald will act
as moderator and panelists will be Jus-
tices James L. Reid and Lincoln Spen-
cer.
The principal Banquet speaker will
be Astronaut Robert A. Parker, whose
topic will be, Apollo And Beyond.
continuld n h. IR

Miss Marion E. Martin, Co'n missioner of Labor and Industry, is seen addressing the Labor
Law seminar on tie new law covering public employees. On the right is Herbert Bennett,
moderator of the program and chairman of the Labor Law Section, who was also one of the
speakers. Waiting in the wings was the second speaker of the day, Albert Ross, Regional
Attorney for the U. S. Department of Labor.

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