2 Fam. Law. [i] (1960-1961)

handle is hein.journals/flwnwsltr2 and id is 1 raw text is: SECTION OF FAMILY LAW                                                  AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Vol. II, No. 1                                                                         October 1960


A changing of the guard always produces
a certain degree of confusion. Your new chair-
man feels just a little like a new bridegroom
(at this late date! ) He is charmed with his
espousal but also impressed with the magnitude
of his new responsibilities. There is not time
for a honeymoon. We must proceed at once to
consolidate our past accomplishments and move
on to new ones. Clearly, the entire American
Bar owes a debt of gratitude to those who have
served as officers of this Section in the past
year. Clarence Kolwyck, Judge Paul Alexander,
John Bradway and Judge Godfrey Munter, as
Section Delegate to the House of Delegates, have
accomplished prodigious gains. Our Section is
firmly established. It remains for us to prove
the value of their efforts.
This is not the time to forecast the future.
I hope to be able to report solid progress in
issues of Family Lawyer to come. Now, I
urge each of you to do two things: First, secure
as many new members for this Section as you
can. As our membership grows from its nearly
800, it will more significantly and more accu-
rately reflect the aims and purposes of the
American Bar. Second, please communicate
with me. I need your advice, your suggestions
and your judgment. We can build solidly only if
we plan together.
This Section enjoyed a remarkable conven-
tion in Washington, D. C. Almost 900 different
individuals attended one or more of the sessions.
But more remarkable was the interest and enthu-
siasm displayed by the many individuals who
volunteered their time and experience. We shall
have a productive year and we shall look forward
to an even greater convention in St. Louis in

I am confident that you will agree with me
that America can have no greater asset than
strong, healthy, happy families. Let us resolve
to build a bulwark of justice for these families
which shall become a beacon of democracy
throughout the world. Nothing less will suffice.
P.S. Enclosed please find a membership blank.
Let's all help and each member get a new mem-
The Washington meeting of the ABA in
August gave our Family Law Section an oppor-
tunity to blossom out in full, hs over 900 mem-
bers and friends attended one or more of its
interesting sessions. We were honored by the
presence of many of our British legal brethren
and by the guest speaking appearances of the
Hon. Mr. Justice Marshall, the Hon. Mr.
Justice Sachs, Miss D. Knight Dix, Q. C. and
Mr. Stephen Keleny, all of London.
Among our own distinguished speakers were
Judges Paul Alexander, of Toledo; Theodore B.
Knudson, of Minneapolis; Roger Alton Pfaff, of
Los Angeles, and Mary C. Kohler, formerly of
San Francisco, now of New York. Heard from
our platform, too, were Harry X. Cole and
Matilda Fenberg, both of Chicago; Prof. Henry
H. Foster, Pittsburgh; Sidney B. Schatkin, New
York; John A. Wallace, Baltimore and John C.
Leary of ABA Headquarters.
Of course all of our outgoing officers were
heard--Chairman, Clarence Kolwyck, Vice
Chairman, Judge Alexander; Secretary, John S.

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