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28 Or. St. B. Bull. 1 (1967-1968)

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Vol. XXVIII          OCTOBER, 1967           No. 1

With the largest attendance in the history
of the Oregon State Bar, the 33rd annual
meeting at Gearhart September 27 to 30 was
an outstanding success. Not only were the
business sessions better attended than in
some prior years, but the continuing legal
education program on estate planning drew
overflow crowds both Thursday and Friday
After calling the meeting to order Thurs-
day morning, President John E. Jaqua, Eu-
gene, turned the gavel over to Wendell E.
Gronso, Burns, vice-president of the bar, who
presided during the morning session.
The committee heard Morris J. Galen,
Portland, treasurer, report that the bar was
in sound financial condition and called atten-
tion to the report of the board and John H.
Holloway, secretary, which included a finan-
cial statement.
Herbert H. Anderson, Portland, Oregon
State Bar delegate to the House of Dele-
gates of the American Bar Association, re-
ported on the mid-year and annual meeting of
the ABA.
Among actions taken at these meetings
which were of particular interest, he re-
ported, was the recommendation that the
United States Constitution be amended to
provide for the election of the president and
vice-president by direct nationwide popular
Among items from the annual meeting in
Honolulu, Anderson mentioned amendment of
the ABA constitution to provide for student
membership in the ABA, recommendation for
the addition of four additional judges on the
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in
principle the formation of a national bar-re-
lated title insurance corporation, legislation
to provide for random selection of jurors, per-
mitting senior law school students to appear
in court under supervision of members of the
A number of other items were mentioned
by Anderson including the discussion by the
assembly of the problem of civil disorders.
The officers nominated at the mid-year meet-
ing were elected at the Honolulu session.
They included William T. Gossett, Detroit,
president-elect; William Reece Smith, Tampa,
Fla., secretary, and Joseph H. Gordon, Ta-
coma, Wash., treasurer.
Chief Justice William C. Perry of the Su-
preme Court made a short report on the
status of dockets and praised the judges and
members of the bar for their cooperation
and active support of the effort to keep dock-
ets up to date.
After Holloway made a brief report and re-
ferred to the printed committee reports for
details, President Jaqua gave his report cover-
ing his stewardship over the past year.
The assembly then moved into action on
committee reports.
There were a series of law school break-
fasts on Friday morning. The one held by the
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and
Clark College was of particular interest as
President John R. Howard of the College,
Dean George Ness Stevens of the law school
and Lowell Steen outlined the plans for the
school and the program which is being initi-
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John E. Jaqua, Eugene, retiring president
of the Oregon State Bar, presented an ac-
count of his stewardship for the past year
when he presented his report at the opening
session of the 33rd annual meeting of the Bar
at Gearhart.
In his report, President Jaqua said, in
Our membership has boasted a steady
growth with the admission of new attorneys
and our bar now numbers in excess of twen-
ty-eight hundred active members. The work
of the Board of Bar Examiners proceeds with
its usual attention to insuring that the educa-
tional and moral qualifications of applicants
for examination are in keeping with the need
for professional competence in our ranks.
This committee's effort and interest is the
starting place of the bar's program of pro-
tecting the public's right to fair and able
legal representation.
Discipline has taken a lurge part of the
time of the Board of Bar Governors, despite
the increase in questions of general policy.
Little value would be had from a review
of the statistics of discipline. However, I think
that a reflection should be made on the dual
aspects of the Board's work-those of disci-
pline and those of policy.
Matters of policy and discipline are both
parts of the Board's duty. The great amount
of time devoted to the latter limits the at-
tention that can be given to policy. California
has seen fit to separate these duties and es-
tablish a special committee on discipline.
Whether such a suggestion would be of use
if followed in Oregon is one of the areas of
study now assigned to the newly established
Committee on the Oregon State Bar.
I am pleased to report that the newly ac-
quired Oregon State Bar Building has fully
proved its usefulness. Since our last conven-
tion it has been the site of 132 board and
committee meetings and trials. The enlarge-
ment of parking facilities and improvements
have been accomplished economically and sat-
During the past year bringing the board
to the meetings of the county bars through-
out the state was a conscious attempt by the
members to learn more of the local problems
of the county bars and to widen our personal
The officers and committees of the local
bars have in this past year responded to the
request that they act to establish or enlarge
their plans for legal service to the poor and
legal aid. Without the existence of organized
and responsive groups such as these, the suc-
cessful establishment and expansion of pro-
grams for the legal services to the poor
could not have been accomplished.
The mandate of the Oregon State Bar
Convention at Medford in 1966 to develop and
implement programs to expand the availabil-
ity of legal services to the poor has to a
large degree been achieved. It makes the
Oregon State Bar outstanding in the nation
in filling this need.
The assessment of the need for creating
the offices to so serve the public has been
wisely left to the local bars. This was done
in recognition of the superior insight into
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Wallace A. Johansen, senior member of the
Board of Governors from Coos Bay, was elect-
ed president of the Oregon State Bar by the
board at the meeting at Gearhart on Sep-
tember 28. He succeeds John E. Jaqua, Eu-
gene, retiring member of the board.
Roy Kilpatrick, Canyon City, was elected
vice-president and Wendell Gray, Portland, is
the bar's new treasurer. John H. Holloway,
Portland, veteran secretary of the bar, was
In addition to Jaqua, other members of the
board who attended their last meeting on
September 27 and 28 were Carrell F. Bradley,
Hillsboro; John D. Ryan, Portland, and Wen-
dell E. Gronso, Burns.
Three of the four newly elected board
members, Robert C. Macdonald, Astoria; Pat-
rick E. Dooley, Portland, and John L. Luvaas,
Eugene, sat in as observers at the business
session of the board on September 27, and
took office as the final order of business at
the recessed meeting on the 28th. Lawrence
L. Morley, Lebanon, was unable to be pres-
Resolutions of appreciation for the se'-vlces
rendered by the four retiring board members
were adopted. A special commendation was
voted retiring president Jaqua for his year
In office.
Two committees to serve during the up-
coming year were named as one of the first
items of business under the new regime. John
U. Yerkovich, Portland, was named chair-
man of the Committee on Committees. Serv-
ing with him will be Carl M. Brophy, Med-
ford; Dooley, Morley and Macdonald. John B.
Fenner, Corvallis, was named chairman of
the Committee on Budget for 1968. Other
members of this committee were Burl L.
Green, Portland; William E. Hanzen, Pendle-
ton, and Luvaas.
The one-day business session of the board
was largely devoted to routine business with
the usual agenda of disciplinary matters and
there were also some reputed unauthorized
pratice matters considered. The board heard
a report on the case of Peet v. Harwell Enter-
prises Inc.
Committee appointments as submitted by
the Committee on Committees were reviewed
and ratified. The list will be published In the
November Bulletin. A number of Items were
referred to committees for consideration and
report back to the board.
The matter of waiver of fees for members
of the bar who are in military service was
again before the board. Board policy was ex-
pressed in a resolution which was adopted.
The resolution follows:
Payment of the annual membership fee by
any member engaged in the active military
service of the United States in time of war or
declared national emergency will be waived,
pursuant to ORS 9.190, for the year such ac-
tive military service commences prior to Feb-
ruary 1, and for subsequent consecutive years
during which such service continues uninter-
ruptedly; except that:
(a) Entrance into such service must be
involuntary. Such service shall be involun-
tary, within the meaning of this resolution,
if (1) the member is drafted and, pursuant
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