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1980 NSBA Newsl. 1 (1980)

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newsletter

Volume 80-1

February 1980

Local bar leaders participate in conference
The first NSBA Local Bar Leadership Conference was held in
Kearney January 17-19, with 23 attorneys participating,
representing 25 local bar associations. Nearly every district in
the state was represented at the conference by a local bar
president or president-elect.
According to NSBA President Bob Barlow, reaction to the
conference was overwhelmingly positive, with the general con-
sensus being that it should become an annual event. Included
on the program were segments on public relations, news media
relations, law-related education, prepaid legal services, conti-
nuing legal education and problems of local bar associations.

HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE - NSBA President Bob
Barlow (second from left in photo at left) and President-
Elect Dick Van Steenberg (second from right) share
ideas with local bar officers in a session on news media
relations.
Above, Don Rowlands of North Platte faces the big
red eye of the camera (manned by NSBA staff member
Don Young) as other participants play the role of
reporters. Below, Lyle Strom of Omaha (left) and Herb
Sampson of Alliance participate in a discussion of local
bar problems.

Hewitt nominated to ABA Board

Lincoln attorney James W. Hewitt
has been nominated to serve on the
Board of Governors of the American
Bar Association. The election for the
Board will be held at the ABA An-
nual Meeting in August. Hewitt was
nominated by other State Delegates
to the ABA House of Delegates at
the ABA Mid-Year Meeting.
If elected, Hewitt will represent
the 10th District (Nebraska, Kansas,
North Dakota, South Dakota and
Minnesota) on the 23-member Board.
The Board is the administrative and

executive branch of the ABA; the
term of office is three years.
Hewitt, 47, has been active in a
variety of Lincoln Bar, NSBA and
ABA activities. He served for several
years as chairman of the NSBA Com-
mittee on Insurance, and has been
the Nebraska State Delegate to the
ABA since 1972. He is vice-chairman
of the ABA House Committee on
Rules and Calendar and was a
member of the ABA Standing Com-
mittee on Client's Security Funds
from 1973-79.

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