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2 W. Va. St. B. News 1 (1960-1970)

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STATE BAR NEWS
VOL. II      JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1960  NO. 1

PLAINTIFFS GROUP
ARRANGES MEETING
The West Virginia Plaintiffs Bar Associa-
tion will sponsor a medico-legal seminar at
the Daniel Boone Hotel in Charleston, begin-
ning Friday, April 1 at 7 p. m., and conclud-
ing Sunday, April 3 at noon. All members of
the State Bar and all trial and appellate
judges are invited.
Outstanding trial lawyers from throughout
the United States will participate in this sem-
inar. Included in those who will take part
in the program are Craig Spangenberg, Cleve-
land, Ohio; Max R. Israelson, Baltimore,
Md., former president of the Maryland Trial
Lawyers Association and present chairman of
the Torts Section of NACCA; Marc Fried-
man, Toledo, Ohio, former president of NAC-
CA; Bernard Lisman, Burlington, Vt., pres-
ident of the Vermont Trial Lawyers Associ-
ation; Fielding Atchley, Chattanooga, Tenn.;
David Sindell and Robert R. Disbro, Cleve-
land, Ohio; Morton Reeves, Columbus, Ohio,
former president of the Ohio Plaintiffs Bar
Association; Alfred S. Julien, New York City,
past president of NACCA; Lou Ashe, San
Francisco, Calif., president of NACCA; and
Thomas F. Lambert, Jr., Boston, Mass., edi-
tor-in-chief of the NACCA Law Journal, for-
mer dean of Stetson Law School, who was
U. S. trial counsel in the Neurenburg trials
of Nazi party leaders.
A number of outstanding out-of-state de-
fense counsel have also been invited and will
participate in the trial demonstrations.
Arrangements have also been made for
medical experts to conduct examinations and
trial demonstrations.
There will be a luncheon Saturday after-
noon at the Daniel Boone Hotel, and a cock-
tail party and dinner-dance Saturday night.
The registration fee is $10.00 for the en-
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Robert L. Hogg Associated
With Charleston Law Firm
Robert L. Hogg of 393 Seventh Avenue,
New York City, announced bis retirement as
vice chairman of the Board of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society of the United States
January 1, and simultaneously the Charleston
firm of Jackson, Kelly, Holt and O'Farrell an-
nounced that Mr. Hogg had become associ-
ated with that firm as counsel.
Mr. Hogg had served as senior vice chair-
man and advisory counsel of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society since April 1, 1954.
He will continue as member of the Society's
board.
A member of the West Virginia and New
York bars, Mr. Hogg is a native of Pt. Pleas-
ant. He is a former prosecuting attorney of
Mason County and a member of the West
Virginia State Senate. He represented the
4th West Virginia district in the 71st and
72nd Congresses, having been elected to fill
an unexpired term and also for a full term
November 4, 1930.
Before becoming associated with Equitable,
Mr. Hogg had been associated with the Am-
erican Life Convention and other insurance
organizations since 1935 with offices in Chi-
cago and Washington.
He received his law degree from the Col-
lege of Law of West Virginia University.
His father, the late Charles E. Hogg, was
once dean of the West Virginia College of
Law.

May 1 Designated for
Observance of Law Day
President Dwight D. Eisenhower has des-
ignated Sunday, May 1, 1960, as Law Day in
the United States.
In his proclamation, the President urges
the people of the United States to observe
the day with appropriate ceremonies as a
public demonstration of their devotion to the
rule of law as the keystone of peace and or-
der in our national and international life.
Law Day is designed to foster a deeper
respect for law and an awareness of its es-
sential place in American life, as well as to
encourage the efforts now being made to
bring about an extension of law as an in-
strument of world peace and orderly pro-
gress in all international relationships for
the future benefit of mankind, the proclam
ation added.
This is the third year for the national ob-
servance of Law Day USA by Presidential
proclamation.  For the first time in 1960,
Law Day falls on Sunday. President Eisen-
hower took note of this in declaring that re-
spect for justice under law is vital and abid-
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Abel Will Deliver 1960
Donley Memorial Lectures
The faculty of the College of Law of West
Virginia University announces that the 1960
Donley Memorial Lectures will be delivered
by a former colleague, Professor Albert S.
Abel, who is now Professor of Law at the
University of Toronto. Professor Abel has
chosen as the main theme for his lectures
THE HIGHEST COURTS, a comparative
study of courts of last resort in the United
States, Britain, and Canada. There will be
three separate lectures, all to be held in Room
2 of the College of Law.
First Lecture
Structure and Membership
Thursday, April 21, 8:15 P.M.
Second Lecture
Jurisdiction and Functions
Friday, April 22, 3:30 P.M.
Third Lecture
Modes of Operation
Friday, April 22, 8:15 P.M.
Professor Abel's teaching experience has
especially fitted him to make such a compar-
ative study. So far as is known, he is the
only person who has held successive appoint-
ments as Professor of Law on the faculties
of American and then of British Common-
wealth Law Schools.
The Edward G. Donley Memorial Lectures
are conducted under the direction of the fac-
ulty of the College of Law and are supported
by a trust fund administered by the West Vir-
ginia University Foundation, Inc. The trust
fund was created by Eleanor T. Donley, the
widow of Mr. Donley, and by Robert T. Don-
ley, his son, who is a member of the faculty
of the College of Law and a former judge of
the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Vir-
ginia. Their purpose in establishing the lec-
tures was to bring to the university each year
a distinguished member of the legal profes-
sion to contribute to the knowledge and de-
velopment of the law.
Browning Named Court President
Judge Chauncey Browning became presi-
dent of the Supreme Court of Appeals Janu-
ary 1. He succeeds Judge Leslie E. Given.

SEMINARS ON CIVIL
RULES TO BE HELD
Five seminars on the new Rules of Civil
Procedure for Trial Courts have been sched-
uled for April and May by the Committee
on Continuing Legal Education.
In announcing the meetings, C. Howard
Hardesty, Jr., Continuing Legal Education
Chairman, said that it was thought these five
meetings scattered over the State should en-
able all members of the bar to attend at least
one of them.
The dates and meeting places are as fol-
lows:
Charleston: West Virginia Room, Charles-
ton Civic Center, April 22 and 23.
Beckley: Circuit Court Room, May 6 and
7.
Cacapon State Park (near Berkeley
Springs) : May 13 and 14.
Wheeling: Auditorium, Elks Club, May 20
and 21.
Fairmont: Circuit Court Room, May 26
and 27.
All these meetings are set for Fridays and
Saturdays, except Fairmont, and will start at
9:00 a.m. daily. The Fairmont session will
be on Thursday and Friday, starting at 1:00
p.m., Thursday, and continuing all day Fri-
day.
A change in the Fairmont date was made
because of the address of Judge Harold Med-
dma to the West Virginia Law School Asso-
ciation at Morgantown on Saturday, May 28.
The team conducting these seminars will
include C. Howard Hardesty, Jr., Fairmont;
Zane Grey Staker, Williamson; Kingsley R.
Smith, Clarksburg; and Marlyn E. Lugar.
Morgantown. This panel will be implemented
by members of the Committee on Civil Rules
and other members of the bar.
Arrangements are being made to have a
judge participate in each seminar. Judge
Harry E. Watkins will participate in the
Cacapon State Park and Fairmont meetings,
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Time Extension on income
Tax Return Rules Changed
The Internal Revenue Service has announc-
ed new requirements relating to extensions
for filing individual income tax returns. The
new requirements are contained in Treasury
Decision 6436 and are effective for taxable
years beginning after December 31, 1958.
Thereafter, every individual requesting an
extension of time for filing his income tax
return will be required to furnish all of the
following information:
1. Why he needs more time.
2. For how long.
3. Whether he filed and made timely pay-
ments on any required Declaration of Esti-
mated Tax for the year (new requirement).
4. Whether each of his returns for the last
three years was filed on time or within an
approved extension (new requirement).
Although a new form (Form 2688) for re-
questing extensions on individual income tax
will be available at internal revenue offices,
letters or other informal written applications
for extensions will continue to be acceptable
provided they contain the necessary informa-
tion and are signed by the taxpayer or his duly
authorized representative. Applications for
extensions of time for corporations will con-
tinue to be made on Form 7004 as in the past.

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