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22 Or. St. B. Bull. 1 (1961-1962)

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VOL. XXII                     OCTOBER, 1961                       No. 1

J. T. Monahan, Milton-Freewater, third
year member of the board of governors, was
elected by his fellow board members at Gear-
hart on September 30, as president of t'
Oregon State Bar for 1961-62. Monahan tooK
office after the election and after tie new
board members had taken their oath of of-
fice. He succeeds Dean F. Bryson, Portland,
who served as president during the past year.
At the recessed meeting of the board on
the morning of the final day of tile conven-
tion, William M. Dale Jr., Portland, another
third year board member, was elected vice-
president. Harold L. Davidson, Portland, was
selected as treasurer for the year and Clifford
W. Powers, also of Portland, assistant treas-
urer. John H. Holloway, Portland, was re-
elected secretary.
Oath of office was administered by Hollo-
way to J. Ray Rhoten, Salem, first congres-
sional district; Kenneth M. Abraham, Hood
River, second district; Phillip J. Roth, Port-
land, third district, and Hale G. Thompson,
Eugene, fourth district. Retiring members of
the board who concluded their three years
service with the election of the new officers
were Ray M. Lafky, Salem, vice-president
during the past year; Harold Banta, Baker;
Bryson and Charles G. Howard, Eugene.
Monahan becomes the 27th president of the
integrated bar of Oregon. The newly elected
president attended the University of Oregon
and received his law degree from Willamette
University College of Law. He was admitted
to practice in 1947 and has been in practice
in Milton-Freewater where he has been city
attorney for many years. He has long boen
active in bar activities and is a former chair-
man of the legal ethics committee.
Continuing with the business of organizing
for the up-coming year, the board named
Robert C. Anderson, Astoria, chairman, Rho-
ten and Thompson to the finance committee.
The board held its usual pre-convention
meeting at Gearhart on September 27 and
then recessed until Saturday morning for
election of officers and concluding business.
Newly elected members, except Roth, at-
tended the Wednesday meeting as observers.
Banta was unable to be present for the final
session of his term of office as a board mem-
The board at its September 27 meeting
considered a number of pending and unfin-
ished disciplinary matters and discussed the
applicability of the new rule relative to costs
in disciplinary matters presently before the
supreme court. As one of the items of the
cost of doing business which is currently so
important to the board, the matter of fees
paid court reporters in disciplinary hearings
was reviewed. Further comment on this was
made by Howard in a financial analysis pre-
sented to the convention.
On September 28, the board met with the
committee on continuing legal education for
a review of the proposal adopted by the con-
vention that a lawyer be employed who
would, in addition to other duties, handle
some of the details incident to the CLE pro-
A   member   of the   bar submitted   a
draft of a letter he proposed to send to
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Dean F. Bryson, Portland, immediate past
president of the Oregon State Bar, has been
appointed to the circuit bench for Multno-
mail county to fill the vacancy created by the
death of the late Judge Frank J. Lonergan.
Bryson will be sworn in on October 27 in
presiding Judge Charles W. Redding's court-
The 27th date coincides with the date for
the October meeting of tie board of govern-
ors, with the majority of whom he served
as a board member. In addition to the board
of governors, the ceremony will be attended
by Governor Mark 0. Hatfield who made
the appointment, representatives of the bar,
legislators with whom he served at Salem
and representatives of fraternal and commun-
ity organizations in which he has been active.
The 51 year old judge-designate is a native
of Portland and a graduate of Northwestern
College of Law. He has been in private prac-
tice for the past 25 years and has also served
as a special attorney general. He served in
the state house of representativs in 1943 and
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The Board of Governors has appoint-
ed a screening committee to solicit and
Interview applicants for the two positions
described in its 1961 annual report to the
The report of the Board of Governors,
which was approved by the membership,
disclosed that the Board has authorized
the employment of a member of the Ore-
gon State Bar as full-time paid COUNSEL
for the Oregon State Bar, to work primar-
Ily on unauthorized practice and disciplia-
ary matters at a starting salary of $7,200
per annum.
It has also authorized the full time
employment of a member of the Oregon
State Bar to serve as DIRECTOR OF
ACTIVITIES. The Director of Activities
will be Continuing Legal Education Ad-
ministrator, Staff Public Service and In-
formation Director, Editor of the Oregon
State Bar Bulletin and Economics of Law
Practice Administrator. His starting sal-
ary will also he $7,200 per annum.
Both employees will work in the office,
and unler the supervision, of the Secre-
tary, anti the Director of Activities will
give priority, in the event of conflict, to
the work of the Committee on Continuing
Legal Education. The Board of Governors
will consult with the Committee on Legal
Education In selecting the Director of
Both positions will he career oppor-
Members of the Bar are encouraged
to make application for either or both of
the positions or to recommend others who
appear to he qualified and available.
Applications, in letter form, with bio-
graphical or other data, should b)e sub-
mitted promptly to John 11. Holloway,
Secretary of the Oregon State Bar, 622
Pittock Block, Portland 5, Oregon.

(Editor's Note: A detailed resume of action
taken on various committee reports, resolu-
tions, list of those attending and other de-
tails of the 1961 annual meeting as well as
committee personnel will be published in the
November Bulletin.)
Oregon lawyers in record numbers gathered
at Gearhart September 28 to 30 for the 27th
annual meeting of the integrated Oregon
State Bar. More than 540 advance registra-
tions were received by the office of the bar
and John H. Holloway, secretary, reports that
while the final count has not been made,
approximately 1000 lawyers, their wives and
guests were present this year.
The convention this year did not get under
way until Thursday afternoon owing to prior
commitments of the Gearhart hotel and the
first afternoon was given over to continuing
legal education. This session on depositions
and discovery taxed the capacity of the hotel's
nev convention hall.
On the night of the opening day, the presi-
dent's reception was held in honor of Dean
F. Bryson, Portland, retiring president. This
was followed by a shore buffet. A special
event that night was the gathering of 1951
graduates of the law school of the University
of Oregon.
Friday  morning  the  annual fraternity
breakfasts were held and there was also an
early morning meeting of the committee on
economics of law practice. The first business
session followed with Ray H. Lafky, Salem,
vice-president of the bar, presiding. Rev.
William H. Hoffines of the Seaside Methodist
church gave the invocation and Thomas R.
Mahoney, Portland, was the parliamentarian
for the first business meeting.
Reports were heard from Herbert C. Hardy,
Portland, treasurer; Wendell Wyatt, Astoria,
Oregon State Bar delegate to the American
Bar Association; Chief Justice William M.
McAllister of the supreme court; Holloway as
secretary and reporting for the board of
governors, followed by a debate on whether
the supreme court should be granted the rule
making power in civil proceedings. Appearing
on the panel discussing this issue were
Manley Strayer, Burl L. Green, Philip A.
Levin and Walter Cosgrave, all of Portland.
This proved to be a provocative subject and
attracted wide interest.
Justice McAllister in his state of the
court report told the convention that the
dockets of the circuit courts are generally in
excellent condition. This excellent condition
has been maintained in spite of the fact
that during the last calendar year there were
again, as there have been during each year
since 1954, more cases filed than during the
preceding year.
In spite of this increase in filings, there
were only 49 more case, pending than at the
end of 1959. This has been more than offset by
the fact that in tile first six months of 1961
the circuit courts have terminated 2143 more
cases than were filed during the same period.
In view of the marked progress made dur-
ing 1960, I am optimistic that our goal of
the trial of the average civil case within six
months from the date of filing will be
achieved throughout the state within tile next
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