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13 Wash. St. B. News 1 (1958-1959)

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Vol. XIII, No. 1      NOVEMBER - DECEMBER - JANUARY          Page 1
158    1958   1959

Cornelius J. Peck of the University of
Washington Law School has suggested that
I, as co-chairman of the conference on Con-
tinuing Legal Education - Probate Proce-
dure, Wills and Trusts, should forward a
short summary of this conference in order to
entice additional registrations. Incidentally,
the next session of ths conference is sched-
uled for February 7, 1959, at Yakima Val-
ley Junior College in Yakima; in Spokane
April 4, and in Seattle April 25. Not being
an adept enticer of attorneys, I give you the
following brief summary for each of the four
subjects to be presented in Yakima.
Practical Problems in Drafting Wills.
Charles I. Stone, partner in the firm Hol-
man, Mickelwait, Marion, Black and Per-
kins, of Seattle. A discussion of the lawyer's
objective in drafting a will, a suggested out-
line of provisions to be included to achieve
most efficiently the results desired by the
testator, a discussion of selected problems,
including selection of guardian and execu-
tor, powers of executor and trustees, spend-
thrift provisions, and a consideration of
both estate and income tax problems.
The Rule Against Perpetuities. Orlo
B. Kellogg, a partner in the firm of Bogle,
Bogle, and Gates, of Seattle. Includes the
background and purpose of the rule, the rule
as construed and defined in Washington, its
application to various situations, the di-
vide and pay over rule, and a discussion of
situations in the creation of trusts which pre-
sent a warning that the rule and its effect on
the validity thereof should be considered by
the drafter of the instrument.
Administration of Estates and Allow-
ances. Joseph Nappi, practicing attorney
in Spokane, Washington, and a member of
the law faculty at Gonzaga University. A
general presentation of the every day prob-
lems of a probate practice, including powers
and duties of the personal representative,
Homestead awards, family allowances, and
allowance for minor children during pro-
Preparation of Federal and State In-
heritance Tax Returns and Settlement of
Inheritance and Estate Tax Claims.
Charles L. Thomas, partner in the firm of
Carnahan, Gordon and Goodwin, of Ta-
coma. This concluding portion of the con-
ference includes pertinent suggestions as to
preparation of returns and methods of han-
dling certain special problems, in respect to
both Federal and State returns, together
with a complete coverage of procedural
steps in the prosecution of claims for re-
funds and tax relief.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower has
signed a proclamation designating May 1,
1959, as Law Day in the United States.
This marks the second successive year that
May 1 has been so designated. The presi-
dential proclamation reads:
WheRFas a free people can assure the blessings
of liberty for themselves only if they recognize the
necessity that the rule of law shall be supreme, and
that all men shall be equal before the law; and
WHEREAS this Nation was conceived by our
forefathers as a nation of free men enjoying or-
dered liberty under law and the supremacy of the
law is essential to the existence of the Nation; and
WiHEREAs appreciation of the importance of law
in the daily lives of our citizens is a source of na-
tional strength which contributes to public under-
standing of thenecessity for the rule of law and
the protection of the rights of the individual citi-
zen; and
WEEAs by directing the attention of the
world to the liberty under law which we enjoy and
the accomplishments of our system of free enter-
prise we emphasize the contrast between our free-
dom and the tyranny which enslaves the people of
one-third of the world today; and
\VnERMAs in paying tribute to the rule of law
between men, we contribute to the elevation of the
rule of law and its application to the solution of
controversies between nations;
President of United States of America, do hereby
designate Friday, May 1, as Law Day in the United
States of America. I urge the people of the United
States to observe Law Day with appropriate public
ceremonies and by the reaffirmance of their dedica-
tion to our form of government and the supremacy
of law in our lives. I especially urge the legal pro-
fession, the schools and educational institutions,
and all media of public information to take the
lead in sponsoring and participating in appropriate
observances throughout the Nation.
The 1959 Washington State
Bar Association annual meeting
will h)e held in Spokane, Washing.
ton, on September 18, 19, and 20,
1959. Mrs. Rails suggests you
start planning now to attend.
Judge Frank P. Weaver took over as chief
justice of the Washington Supreme Court
January 12, 1959. He succeeds Judge Mat-
thew W. Hill in accordance with court prac-
tice which alternates the position.
New six-year terms were commenced by
Judges Hill, Richard B. Ott and Robert T.
Hunter, all re-elected to their positions in
the November election.

Following is a summary of recent opin-
ions of the Committee on Legal Ethics,
Washington State Bar Association (com-
plete opinions are available at the State Bar
Suggestion: Every lawyer should read
the Canons twice a year.
1. A professional card inserted in The
Fire Fighter giving name, address and title
Attorney at Law held contrary to the
Canons of Ethics as advertising.
2. The listing of attorneys in Marine Di-
gest as attorney held to be violation of
professional ethics. Under Canon 27 it is
proper for lawyers to permit their names to
be inserted in reputable law lists, viz.,
Lawyers Directories for use of the profes-
sion. It has also been held by the American
Bar Association Committee that the inclu-
sion of lawyers' names in the alphabetical
sections of the general telephone or general
city directories is appropriate, and that the
listing of lawyers' names in the classified
sections of such directories, without the use
of bold face distinctive type intended to
single out some lawyers from others, is also
appropriate, since these general directories
appear to be all inclusive, for- user conveni-
ence only, and not for advertising. (See also
Wash. State Bar Opinions, Washington
State Bar News, February, 1951, May,
1953; September-October, 1954; March,
1955; ABA Opinion No. 241). These gen-
eral telephone and general city directories
include all active lawyers and are general
information media for the convenience of
the whole general public without discrimina-
The test for an exception to the rule that
lawyers' names may be listed only in a re-
putable law list, or legal directory, insured
primarily for use by lawyers, is that the lay
directory must be essentially an all-inclusive
general informational directory, because
then it is not intended primarily to advertise
the persons listed but to give information
about all lawyers and all other persons in
the community.
Measured by these standards the listings
of certain lawyers in the Marine Digest Di-
rectory are improper in any form. They
serve to bring the names of a few of many
lawyers to the attention of a fragment of the
business community which of course could
be fractionalized in dozens of similar ways.
Since these listings were made by the Marine
Digest without any request therefor, inser-
tions for the future should be immediately
3. Attention perhaps again should be es-
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