1 Fam. Law. [i] (1960)

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Chairman      Clarence Kolwyck
James Bldg.
Chattanooga 2, Tenn.
Vice-Chairman Paul W. Alexander
Family Court
Toledo 2, Ohio
Secretary     John S. Bradway
172 Fifth Ave.
San Diego 1, Calif.
Section Delegate to House of Delegates
Godfrey L. Munter
Municipal Court
Washington 1, D. C.
Val. I, No. I

To stabilize and preserve family life

The Officers and
Godfrey L. Munter, Washington, 0. C.
Last Retiring Chairman, Ex-officio
Sol Morton Isaac, Columbus, Ohio
Una Rita Ouenstedt, Washington, D. C.
Louis H. Burke, Los Angeles, Calif.
Neva B. Talley, Little Rock, Ark.
William M. Wherry, New York, N. Y.
Dorothy Young, Tulsa, Okla.
Morris N. Hartman, Elizabeth, N. J.
David H. Jacobs, Meriden, Conn.
March 1960

It seems to be traditional that publications of all or-
ganizations must carry a letter from the chairman. The
council has so decreed in this instance. The chairman
thus has an opportunity to brag about his goings and comings
and about how hard he is working in the vineyard. So the
members will have to judge between fact and egoism.
We are proud to presern this the first issue of The
Family Lawyer as the official organ of the Section. For the
time being it will be published bimonthly in its present form,
but it is hoped that interest and funds will demand and permit
its expansion -into a monthly Journal, As initially conceived
The Family Lawyer will be largely a newsletter, reporting
official action of the council and committee activities. Even-
tually it will carry more references to recent decisions on
family law and articles of general interest in interdisciplin -
ary fields.
All members are urged to contribute news of interest
directly to Jacob T. Zukerman, 31 Union Square, West, New
York 3, New York, chairman of the Committee on Public
Relations, who will screen the material and pass it on to
Stanton L. Ehrlich, 134 North La Salle Street, Chicago 2,
Illinois, chairman of the Committee on Matrimonial Actions,
who will further edit and pass the final manuscript to Miss
Helen Duval, director of Section Publications and Services
at the American Bar Center.
While attending the Section chair men'_ meeting at Chi-
cago on October 31, your chairman made preliminary arrange-
ments with Miss Duval for publication of the newsletter, which
was confirmed by the council.4t its Chicago meeting on Febru-
ary 21. Also arrangements were made for printing the pro-
ceedings of the Miami convention, likewise confirmed by the
council. Copy of the Proceedings should be received about
the time this letter is received.
While at the Bar Center, the chairman also consulted
John C. Leary, Deputy Administratdr of the American Bar
Foundation, regarding a center for research in family law.
He agreed to maintain in the Cromwell Library a separate
section for publications of interest to our Section, which he
will classify and index and make available as needed. This
arrangement can be expanded into a genuine research center
as interest demands and funds permit, This plan was also
approved by the council.
Finally, the chairman arranged with Max Rheinstein,
professor of the graduate school of the University of Chicago
Law School, to supply graduate students for research pro-
jects, Incidentally, one of his graduate'students, Miss Yi-yun
Shih, had just completed a bibliography on Family Courts
and Marriage Counseling. A copy was purchased as an
initial deposit with Mr. Leary. This bibliography is being
sent to all members as an example of the material desired
at the research center. All material supplied by members
(hoped to be abundant) should clear through Professor John
S. Bradway, 1729 Fifth Avenue, San Diego I, California,
secretary of the Section.
The chairman assumed responsibility for the Section's
program at the Memphis Regional Meeting on November IZ.
The afternoon session featured talks by Hon. John D. Randall,

A. B. A. President, and the chairman of the Section concluded
by an informal discussion of The Plans of the Section.  Two -
members of the council attended--Mrs. Neva B. Talley and
Judge Dorothy Young. The evening program featured a 'j)ilot
panel on Family Courts, preceded by A Look at A. B.A. Is
Infant Section of Family Law by'President-Elect Seymour,
who 'expressed decided approval and suggested that we tap
the growing reservoir of retired personnel for voluntary work
in our program, particularly as counselors.
On the subject Family Courts--Will They Better Stabil-
ize Family Life? Stanton L. Ehrlich, chairman of the Com-
mittee on Matrimonial Actions, discussed The Committee
Viewpoint,  which he said was favorable. Hon. Benson Trimble,
Judge of the new and only Family Court in Tennessee, discussed
The Experiment at Nashville,  where he had just initiated a
voluntary conciliation service, approved by the Nashville Bar
Association. Mrs. C. Frank Scott, Commissioner of Public
Welfare of Tennessee, affirmatively answered the question:
Will the Family Court Afford the Department a Better Oppor-
tunity for Service? Hon. Bliss Kelly, President of the Okla-
homa City Family Clinic, concluded the program with praise
for the advantages of Divorce Conciliation in Family Courts. 
Despite competition from three other functions, seventy-
five persons attended the evening session, none left during the
program, and informal discussion continued for more than an
hour after adjournment.
A highlight of the meeting was the appearance of H. Lynn
Edwards, Inspector-in-Charge of Inspection Service, Federal
Bureau of Investigation, who pledged the support of Director J.
Edgar Hoover and the lawyer personnel of the Bureau.
The proceedings of the Memphis meeting are being pub-
lished in the University of Tennessee Law Review. Reprints
will be mailed to all members of the Section.
The 1960 American Bar Association Convention will be
held at Washington, D.C., August 29-September 2. The
Section of Family Law will be quartered at the Manger Hamil-
ton Hotel through A.B.A. channels (see page 65, January A.B.A.
Journal). Following is our program schedule:
August 28--10:00 A. M. and 2:00 A. M. --council and commit-
tee meetings
August 29--2:00 P.M. --general session
August 30--10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. --
general sessions
August 31.-1Z: 30 P.M. --luncheon
August 31--2: 00 P. M. --business session, followed by final
meeting of new council
All general sessions will feature programs sponsored by the
various committees, each of which will be required to make a
written report. All speakers will be well-known authorities, in-
cluding guest speakers from the British bar and bench.
II* *** *
In conclusion all members are urged to:
1. Solicit new members.
2. Send news items to M r. Zikerman.

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