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4 Wash. St. B. News 1 (1950)

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Vol. 4, No. 1     January, 1950        Page 1

The Board of Governors has decided to
hold the 1950 annual meeting of the Wash-
ington State Bar Association in Spokane
on August 10, 11 and 12, with headquar-
ters in the Davenport Hotel. Tentative
plans indicate that the morning sessions
of the three-day meeting will be devoted
to legal institutes or section meetings
dealing with legal topics, leaving the aft-
ernoons to the business meetings of the
President V. 0. Nichoson has appointed
a General Convention Committee consist-
ing of: Justin C. Maloney, Spokane, and
Paul P. Ashley, Seattle, as co-chairmen,
and Tracy E. Griffin and John N. Rupp,
both of Seattle.
The Resolutions Committee has also
been appointed. Members are: Richard S.
Munter, Spokane, chairman; Thomas P.
Gose, Walla Walla; F. A. Kern, Ellens-
burg; Thomas O'Leary, Olympia; Cyrus
Happy, Tacoma; Joseph L. Hughes, We-
natchee; and Samuel B. Bassett, Seattle.
We hardly need to remind members of
the bar that all resolutions must be sub-
mitted to the Resolutions Committee and
tha August will come with startling sud-
denness once the snow melts. As to the
melting of the snow we make no predic-
tion, but we will depart from our usual
conservative editorial policy far enough
to point out that it usually does melt
some time in the spring.
As we go to press we are informed
that the one-day Tax Institute for Spo-
kane and Eastern Washington lawyers is
scheduled for January 28 in the Medical
Arts Building auditorium in Spokane.
Originally set for January 21, it was
postponed a week due to weather condi-
Speakers will be Charles F. Osborn of
the Seattle bar; Alfred Harsch, acting
dean of the University of Washington
law school, and Douglas Barnes of the
Technical Staff of the Bureau of Internal
Revenue. The general subject of the meet-
ing will be the problems encountered in
the income taxes of individuals.
The institute is under the joint spon-
sorship of the American Law Institute
and the Spokane County Bar Association.
Charles A. Turner, 72, of the Everett
Bar, died on November 3. He had prac-
ticed law in the State of Washington for
40  ¢ears.

The first of the year brought three
major realignments in Seattle law firms,
each involving an old and prominent of-
rice. No longer in operation are the firms
of Padden & Moriarty; Bayley, Fite, Mar-
tin & *Shorts; and Westberg & James.
George W. Martin and Bruce Shorts
have joined George C. Kinnear as the
Seattle partners of Graves, Kizer &
Graves, with offices in the Henry Building.
A new firm, Bayley, Fite, Westberg &
Goodin, has been formed in the old Bay-
ley offices in the Henry Building. Part-
ners are Frank S. Bayley, F. Bartow Fite,
Jr., Alfred J. Westberg, Frank S. Bayley,
Jr., and Paul A. Goodin. John F. Robin-
son (no kin to Judge John S. Robinson)
is associate.
Padden & Moriarty has been dissolved.
Stanley J. Padden, who has practiced law
in Seattle for 40 years, has become as-
sociated with P. 0. D. Vedova, Erle W.
Horswill and Robert D. Yeomans, with
offices located in the Central Building.
Charles P. Moriarty and Richard T. Olson
have formed the firm of Moriarty & Olson,
retaining offices in the American Build-
ing. Associated with this new firm are
Owen C. Campbell, a 1948 graduate of
the University of Washington Law School,
and Fred H. Dore, a graduate of George-
town University Law School and a nephew
of the late John F. Dore.
On December 15, it was announced that
Gordon S. Clinton had become associated
with Ronald W. Meier and Hulbert S.
Murray in the firm of Meier & Murray
in the Northern Life Tower.
January 1 also brought the news that
two more Boglemen have made the grade
and that the firm of Bogle, Bogle & Gates
now consists of ten partners and eleven
associates. The new partners are Robert
W. Graham and Charles F. Osborn. Gra-
ham is a graduate of Whitman College
and Columbia Law School and has been
in the practice for ten years. Osborn
was admitted to the bar in 1941 following
his graduation from Harvard Law School.
Also on January 1, J. Allan Evans, for-
merly associated with Evans, McLaren,
Lane, Powell & Beeks, opened his own
office at 576 Dexter Horton Building.
Evans C. Bunker, who practiced law
in Seattle from 1930 to ,1940, has moved
to Lacrosse, Washington, where he is
taking over the law office of Paul F.
Scharpenberg. Bunker served in the Army
from 1940 to August, 1949, and saw serv-
ice in Europe in anti-aircraft artillery
and military government.

The big guns of the state bar com-
mittee on unauthorized practice of law
are being leveled against lay practitioners
who lack the requisite training and who
are not bound to the disciplinary stand-
ards of lawyers. Chairman George E.
Mathieu of Seattle has recently announc-
ed that the Yakima case of Washington
State Bar Association vs. Washington As-
sociation of Realtors, the test case pend-
ing in Yakima County for something over
two years, has now been placed at issue
and is awaiting a trial date. F. L. Stotler
is chief counsel representing the Bar As-
sociation and will be assisted by A.
Vernon Stoneman. They have persisted
in their demands that the defendants file
an answer in the cause, which has just
been done. No other barrier is now seen
to an early trial of the cause, and Mr.
Stoneman indicated last week that the
case should be reached in the Yakima
courts by spring, 1950.
Meanwhile, Chairman   Mathieu  has
urged all attorneys in the state to be on
the lookout for acts that may constitute
unauthorized practice of law and to ad-
vise him or representatives of his com-
mittee of any actions that warrant further
investigation or possible prosecution. It
is the belief of Mr. Mathieu that the
action of his committee will reflect the
feelings of members of the bar and that
unless the bench and bar are militant and
united in an effort to enlighten and guide
the public, then the committee cannot
expect to achieve the results that it has
set for itself.
Attorneys who have knowledge of any
unauthorized practice of law by laymen,
be they real estate brokers, bookkeepers,
accountants, bankers, insurance adjusters,
notaries or others, should communicate
with the committee in care of the Wash-
ington State Bar Association office, 501
Third Avenue, Seattle, or with   Mr.
Mathieu at 760 Central Building, Seattle
4, or counsel for the committee, Mr. A. V.
Stoneman, 205 Central Building, Auburn,
The latest (November, 1949) issue of
the State Bar Journal carries a full report
by Mr. Mathieu to the Bench and Bar of
the State on the subject of unauthorized
practice. The article appears at page 387,
and is the strongest challenge made in
many years on the lethargy in dealing
with unauthorized practice,

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