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14 Transcript 1 (1969-1970)

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VOL.UME 14, NO. 1

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Bernard G. Segal of lhiladelphia becamiie
the 93rd President of the ABA at the close
of its 92nd annual meeting in Dallas.
During the ABA meetings, Edward L.
Wright of Little Rock, Ark., 65, was elected
llresidc it-elect by vote of the Ilouse of
Delegates. A former chairman of the House,
Mr. Wright has been chairman of the
Special Committee on Evaluation of Ethi-
cal Standards which formulated the Code
of Professional Responsibility to replace
the Canons of Professional Ethics.
William Reece Smith, Jr., Tampa, Fla..
was re-elected to a third, one-year term as
A1IA  secretary and Joseph H. Gordon,
Tacoma, Wash., to a fifth, one-year term as
Mr. Segal comes to the presidency of the
Association at the height of a career marked
by many distinctions in professional, civic.
and educational spheres.
Although he has been a member of ife
policy-nmaking House of Delegates sinc:
1952 and long active in other A1BA affairs,
he is perhaps best known for his chairman-
ship of the Comrmittee on Federal Judiciary
between 1956 and 1962. During that time
the Association's role in assisting the Justice
Depar!ment and the White House in assess-
ing the qualifications of prospective appoint-
ees to the federal bench became firmly
established and the committee's influence
A native of New York City, who was
reared in Philadelphia, he has practiced
there 34 years. At 24, he was the youngest
deputy state attorney general in Pennsyl-
vania's history, and at 44 the youngest

chancellor in the history of the Philadelphia
Bar Association. He is a former president
of the American College of Trial Lawyers;
this year was elected vice-president of the
American Law Institute, and continues as
a member of its council and executive coi-
inittee; a former board chairman of the
American Judicature Society: a life Fellow
of the American liar Foundation, and a=
fellow of the Institute of Judicial Adminis-
In recent years he has received the
Pennsylvania  Bar   Association's  Service
Award, the Federal liar Association Dedica-
tion Day Award, and the Cardozo Memorial
Award of rin Epsilon Rho law fraternity.
rhrce U. S. Presidents have appointed him
to major national committees and connis-
Fie is a life trustee and member of the
executive board of the University of Penn-
sylvania, where a recently dedicated moot
court room was named in his honor. Fie
also is a member of the joint board of the
Annenberg School of Communications at
the University of Pennsylvania. vice-presi-
dent and member of the board of Dropsie
College, and a member of the lay board of
trustees of Villanova University.
Mr. Segal and his wife, Geraldine, have
two children-Mrs. Bruce A. Cohen, Har-
rison, N. Y., and Richard Murry. a Wood-
row Wilson Fellow in Harvard University
Graduate School.
Mr. Wright is a former president of both
the Arkansas and Pulaski County (Ark.)
Bar Associations. ie has practiced law in
his native city since 1928.




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Attorneys Elcted To
American Colleg,, of
Trial Lawyers
Three prominent Lawyers in the State of
South Carolina have recently been elected
to Fellowship in the American College of
Trial Lvawyers. This election is one of the
highest honors that can come to a Trial
Lawyer. The South Carolina Lvawyers who
will become Fellows of the College are lien
Scott Whaley, Esq., of Charleston, So ih
Carolina, William  1-. Grimball, Esq., of
Charleston, South Carolina, and Robert F.
Chapman, Esq., of Spartanburg, South Caro-
The American College of Trial Lawyers
is an honorary society having membership in
every state, as well as in the District of
Columbia, and Canada. Membership is by
invitation only, and is limited to one percent
of the practicing Liwyers in any State. '[le
total membership of the College is 1,945.
The South Carolinians were formally in-
ducted at the Annual Banquet of the Col-
lege, which was held at the Statler Hilton
Hotel, ;.. Dallas, Texas, on Saturday even-
ing, August 9, 1969.
Mr. Whaley is a member of the Firm
of Barnwell, Whaley, Stevenson & Pa'terson
of Charleston, and has been practicing since
his admission to the liar in 1932. Ie is a
graduate of The Citadel, and the Law School
of the University of South Carolina. He is
a member of the Charleston County, South
Carolina, and American Bar Associations,
and is a past President of the South Carolina
Bar Association.
Mr. Grimball is a member of the Firm
of Griniball & Cabaniss of Charleston,
South Carolina, and has been practicing
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