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26 Or. St. B. Bull. 1 (1965-1966)

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VOL. XXVI           OCTOBER, 1965          No. 1

At its meeting in Gearhart on September
29, the Board of Governors selected James
G. Richmond, Roseburg, to serve as president
of the Oregon State Bar for 1965-66. Rich-
mond succeeds R. W. Nahstoll of Portland.
Philip Hayter, Dallas, was named vice-pres-
ident, and John H. Holloway, veteran secre-
tary, was renamed to that position. Randall
B. Kester, Portland, was named trea 'er,
and Morris J. Galen, also of Portland, assist-
ant treasurer.
The election was held on Wednesday this
year instead of at a recessed meeting usually
held on Saturday morning of the annual meet-
ing. The new officers were sworn in at this
time, but did not take office until the annual
banquet on Friday.
Newly elected members of the board at-
tended the Wednesday meeting as observers
until before adjournment when they took their
oaths of office. The new members are John
B. Fenner, Corvallis, first district; Roy Kil-
patrick, Canyon City, second district; Philip
A. Levin, Portland, third district, and Wal-
lace A. Johansen, Coos Bay, fourth district.
In addition to Nahstoll, other retiring mem-
bers of the board are James 0. Goodwin, Ore-
gon City, vice-president; R. F. McLaren,
Klamath Falls, and Donald F. Myrick, Grants
The business sessions of the annual meeting
began on Thursday morning following the one-
day meeting of the board. There were but six
committee reports this year which required
assembly action, the shortest business agenda
In the history of the integrated bar. All of
the other reports were adopted and filed by
voice vote at the opening session.
The first business session got under way
with a call to order by President Nahstoll
who turned the meeting over to Goodwin who
presided. His parliamentarian was J. Ray
Rhoten, Salem. The invocation was by the
Rev. Nicholas Deis of Our Lady of Victory
Parish, Seaside.
Reports were then received from Clifford
C. Comisky, treasurer, and Glenn R. Jack,
Oregon City, American Bar Association dele-
gate from Oregon to the House of Delegates
(Continued on Page 5, Column 2)
Active members of the Oregon State Bar
in Oregon will be polled to determine their
prefeeence among candidates for appoint-
ment to the position of judge of the United
States District Court for the District of
The appointee will succeed Judge Wil-
liam G. East, who will retire effective Janu-
ary 1, 1966.
Nominating petitions, requiring signa-
tures of ten active members of the Bar
and the written consent of the nominee,
must be filed with the Secretary of the
Oregon State Bar on or before 5:00 p.m.
on Monday, November 8, 1965.
The vote will be by secret, printed bal-
lot, to be mailed on or about November 10.
The poll will close and the results will be
announced at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, No-
vember 22, 1965.

R. W. Nahstoll, Portland, retiring president
of the Oregon State Bar, in speaking at the
opening business session at the annual con-
vention  outlined a  number of situations
which face the legal profession today.
For the benefit of those members who were
not present when Nahstoll spoke, the Bulletin
publishes the main issues discussed by him.
It is my obligation at this time to offer a
report on my stewardship in the capacity that
has been my very great privilege to serve. I
approach this task of reporting with some
foreboding because the matters of which I
propose to speak are, in many respects, of
great immediate and future concern. I shall
risk further use of the personal pronoun to
explain to you that this is my report. It does
not purport to be the report of the Board of
Governors. I have not undertaken to make this
their report, and I accept the responsibility
for anything expressed here which you find
not to your liking.
Together with everyone of you I proudly
share the tangible evidence of the excellence
of our Bar, in the form of the American Bar
Association Award of Merit for the year
1965. This coveted award, being the highest
award for bars comprised of between 1,500
and 4,000 members, was based upon the work
of our Bar in the conception and Implementa-
tion of the current program of writing and
providing for use in the social science course
of the public schools, a system of teaching
materials for instruction in the relation of
an individual and the government. The pro-
gram is predicated upon the case method of
study. It is a useful, exciting, inspiring prod-
uct-and those who have worked on it, under
the gracious and effective leadership of Kay
Stallings, are entitled to our gratitude and
our congratulations. I am confident that, to-
gether with the similar plaques received by
the Oregon State Bar in 1953 and 1959, this
plaque will be a source of pride to this Bar
throughout those years which lie ahead.
I would invite your attention first to the
amorphous matters which are within the
scope of interest of the committee recently
authorized by the Board of Governors and
already about its task of inquiring into the
Future of the Legal Profession. In the years
immediately ahead, and within the sure fu-
ture of each of us here, substantial changes
are certain in the legal profession and the
practice of law. It is important that we ap-
proach these changes with the benefit of as
much appreciation of the background and
as much understanding of their theories and
purposes as we can muster.
It will unbecome us, as lawyers whose
professional commitment is to seek objective
truth and to respect the problems of seman-
tics which Invariably interject themselves
Into emotion-laden human affairs, it will un-
become us, I say, if we attempt summarily
to judge or to oppose or to reject, or If we
default to, these trends without having Inter-
ested ourselves sufficiently to arrive at valid
decisions and judgments and attitudes which
are informed and valid.
The rather disquieting and foreboding fact
is that our fellow citizens have not been sat-
isfied with the rendition of legal services in
(Continued on Page 12, Colunmi 1)

A list of the more than 500 members of
the Oregon State Bar appointed to 1965-66
committees by the Board of Governors is pub-
lished in this issue of the Bulletin. Notices
are being mailed by John H. Holloway, Secre-
tary of the Oregon State Bar, to all those
appointed, with detailed instructions to com-
mittee officers.
Since 1967 will be a legislative year, it is
anticipated that all committees will meet
promptly, to get into the heavy work in-
volved in recommendations for legislative pro-
The instructions to committees follow:
1. THESE INSTRUCTIONS are sent only
to committee officers, and not to other com-
mittee members, although they will be pub-
lished in full in the Oregon State Bar Bul-
letin. Additional mimeographed copies are not
available. For that reason, they should be
read in their entirety to the committee at its
first meeting.
The chairman is urged to hold a meeting
as soon as possible, so that the committee
may consider the matters before it. The con-
ference rooms in the Oregon State Bar Head-
quarters Building, 808 S. W. 15th Avenue at
Yamhill Street, are excellent places for com-
mittee meetings. They are available by ap-
pointment, and reservations should be made
substantially in advance of meetings.
The office of the Oregon State Bar will, on
receipt of a rough draft, send notices of
meetings, with r.s.v.p. to the chairman or
secretary, or as otherwise directed. It will
assist in arranging for meeting rooms. Notices
of meetings should be given well in advance
of meeting dates, and a calendar of meetings
for the year would be helpful to all members.
It is advantageous if the notice of meeting
contains either a complete agenda for the
meeting or an outline of subjects to be dis-
With a few exceptions, all committees ex-
cept grievance and trial committees serve on
a three-year, rotating basis, with one-third
of the members serving until the 1966 annual
meeting, one-third until the 1967 meeting
and one-third until the 1968 annual meeting.
(Continued on Page 6, Column 1)
Two small offices (not stalls, in case you
saw the magnificent 1965 Tent Show) have
been outfitted in the Oregon State Bar
headquarters building, for the use of Ore-
gon lawyers, in or out of Portland, but
particularly for out-of-Portland lawyers.
The offices are reasonably private, glass-
enclosed, and each contains a desk, chairs
and telephone.
If you find yourself near 808 S. W. 15th
at Yamhill, In Portland, needing a place to
sit, confer, telephone, remember that this
Is your office and there is a place for you.
We even have a bathroom available, with
complete privacy.

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