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3 W. Va. St. B. News 1 (1971-1972)

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Vol. III                        MAY, 1971                          No. 1
Bowman Succeeds Parsons Annual Meeting Will
Be Held in Pipestem

Ais Bar Secretary- Treasurer

Forest J. Bowman, a 33-year-old native of
Grant County, West Virginia, has been ap-
pointed Secretary-Treasurer of the West
Virginia State Bar, succeeding Oshel C. Par-
sons who is retiring after 22 years of service.
Parsons will continue to serve as parlia-
mentarian of the West Virginia House of
Delegates, a position he has held for 38 years.
Bowman received his bachelor's degree
from West Virginia University in 1960 and

Charleston Lawyer, Ralph C. Dusic, Jr., a
partner in the firm of Kay, Casto and Chaney,
was named Boss of the Year by the Ka-
nawha Legal Secretaries at their Bosses'
Night dinner on Thursday, March 18, 1971.
The choice was made on the strength of a
letter written by his secretary, Mrs. Toni
Dusic is presently serving as Chairman of
the Young Lawyers Section of the West Vir-
ginia State Bar and as a member of the Exec-
utive Council of the Young Lawyers Section
of the American Bar Association, representing
the states of West Virginia, Michigan and
Attorney General Will
Address Annual Meeting
John N. Mitchell, Attorney General of the
United States, is scheduled to address the
final session of The West Virginia State Bar
Annual Meeting at Pipestem.
Attorney General Mitchell has stated that
he will know definitely by May 15 if his
schedule will permit him to be present at the
Pipestem meeting. At the present time, how-
ever, it does appear that he will be able to
Mr. Mitchell was born in Detroit, Michigan
on September 5, 1913. He is a graduate of
Fordham University and the Fordham Uni-
versity Law School, where he obtained his
LL.B. degree in 1937.
Prior to his appointment as Attorney Gen-
eral of the United States, he was a partner
in the New York City law firm of Nixon,
Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander, and Mitch-
He is a member of the New York State
and American Bar Associations.

his law degree in 1963. At WVU he was
president of the student body and associate
editor of the West Virginia Law Review.
After graduation, Bowman spent four
years with the United States Army's Judge
Advocate General's Corps and was honor-
ably discharged as a Captain in 1967. In
1968 he was made an associate in the Char-
leston law firm of Stone, Bowles, Kauffelt &
He left the firm to become a special assis-
tant to Governor Moore and in June, 1969,
was appointed Executive Secretary of the
West Virginia Workmen's Compensation
Bowman is married to the former Myla
Woodford of Belington, West Virginia. They
reside at 1125 Emerald Road, Charleston, and
have two sons.
Persons was named Secretary-Treasurer of
the State Bar in 1949 during the second year
of the Bar's existence. At the Annual Meet-
ing in Clarksburg, 1970, he was made an
honorary life member in recognition of his
outstanding service to the State Bar.

ABA President Wright
To Speak at Pipestem
Among the outstanding features of the An-
nual Meeting program will be the address of
Edward L. Wright, President of the American
Bar Association. Mr. Wright will speak at
the luncheon session on Friday, October 8.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Mr.
Wright has been an active member of the
ABA since 1930. He has
served as chairman of
the Association's Special
Committee on Evaluation
of Ethical Standards since
1963.  The   committee's
Code of Professional Re-
sponsibility, replacing the
62-year-old Canons, was
adopted at the 1969 An-
nual Meeting.
Mr. Wright is a Fellow
and former president of
the American College of
Trial Lawyers. He is also
a Fellow of the American     Mr. Wright
Bar Foundation and of the
American College of Probate Lawyers.
He received an A.B. degree from Little
Rock College, Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1923.
In 1928 he received his LL. B. from George-
town University, Washington, D. C., which
in 1968 conferred upon him an honorary
Doctor of Laws degree.
Dean Paul L. Selby, Jr., of the West Vir-
ginia University College of Law has an-
nounced the election of the following 1971
law graduates into the Order of the Coif:
Hugh Clyde Avis, Beckley; Robert Noel
Foreman, Wheeling; David Woodson Ham-
brick, Alderson; Steven Chris Hanley,
Charleston; William Franklin Hogsett, Ripley;
and William Robert Wooten, Beckley.

Pipestem Resort, West Virginia's magnifi-
cent new State Park, located on West Vir-
ginia Route 20, ten miles south of Hinton, will
be the site of the 24th Annual Meeting of
the West Virginia State Bar on October 7,
8, and 9.
Meeting headquarters will be located in the
Resort's Main Lodge, a 113-room facility
situated on a breathtaking precipice over-
looking the scenic Bluestone River Gorge.
Pipestem Resort is one of the largest out-
door recreation developments in the eastern
United States. The Resort's main lodge con-
tains convention and meeting facilities, an in-
door pool, and complete service and recrea-
tion facilities.
Golf facilities include a modern golf club-
house with lockers for men and women, pro
shop, restaurant and recreation room; an 18
hole championship course, and a 9 hole par
three golf course.
The recreation center contains a 55 meter
olympic swimming pool, cafeteria, game room,
and pro shop and other facilities for the Re-
sort's 9 hole golf course.
Other attractions include a scenic aerial
tramway, riding stables, skating rink, regula-
tion field archery range with its own club-
house, overlook tower on Pipestem Knob,
miniature golf course, and fishing in Blue-
stone River.
Advance registration for the Annual Meet-
ing will be available in the near future.
Reservations for rooms should be made di-
rectly with the resort. The address is: Pipe-
stem Resort, Pipestem, West Virginia 25979.
Governors to Be Elected
In Five State Bar Districts
Five State Bar Districts will elect new
governors this year.
The districts and the counties in each are
the 6th (McDowell and Mingo); 7th (Boone,
Lincoln and Logan); 8th (Kanawha); 9th
(Raleigh and Wyoming); and 10th (Mercer,
Monroe and Summers).
The incumbents are John N. Harman, III,
Welch, 6th; Edward I. Eiland, Logan, 7th;
E. Glenn Robinson, Charleston, 8th; Joseph
Luchini, Beckley, 9th; and Odell H. Huff-
man, Princeton, 10th.
All incumbents have served a full three-
year term, and are ineligible for re-election.
Under the By-Laws of the State Bar gover-
nors may be nominated by written petition
signed by not less than ten members of the
bar in the district where such nominee has
his office.
If a district has fewer than ninety mem-
bers, the petition need contain the signatures
of only ten percent of the members of the Bar
in that district. No member of the Bar may
sign more than one nominating petition in
any one year.
Nominating petitions will be mailed all
lawyers in the districts electing a governor
prior to June 10.

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