7 Fam. Law. [1] (1965-1966)

handle is hein.journals/flwnwsltr7 and id is 1 raw text is: SECTION OF
FAMILY LAW
AMERICAN BAR
ASSOCIATION

Vol. VII, No. 1, Nov., 1965/Whole Number 23    TO
A WORD FROM OUR CHAIRMAN
In 1958 when the Family Law Section was estab-
lished, Past President Whitney North Seymour called it
the conscience of the Bar.
Since that time this Section has shown great prog-
ress, both in membership and programs which have been
of great interest to the organized bar.
Outstanding  lawyers and judges throughout the
United States have devoted their time and talents to
alerting the legal profession and the general public to
the importance of family law. The research of its com-
mittees has resulted in progressive legislation and the
drafting of uniform laws in this field.
Roger Alton Pfaff, Chairman
OFFICERS ELECTED IN MIAMI
One of the important bits of business at the Section
meeting in Miami in August was the election of officers
and new council members. Here they are:
Chairman, Judge Roger A. Pfaff, Los Angeles,
Calif.; Chairman-Elect, Rev. Robert F. Drinan,
Brighton, Mass.; Vice-Chairman, Jacob T. Zuker-
man, New York, New York; Secretary, Neva B.
Talley, Little Rock, Arkansas; Council-4 year
terms-Felix Infausto, Albany, New York and James
P. Hatt, Jr., Roanoke, Va.
AT OUR AUGUST COUNCIL MEETING
The Paternity Committee was charged with studying
the problem of abortions and with considering a pro-
posed model law prepared by the American Law Insti-
tute.
Our Research Committee and the Committee on Inter-
professional Liaison have been providing consultation
to the American Association of Marriage Counsellors in
connection with proposed legislation regulating the
practice of marriage counselling. These committees
will also be working jointly on a proposed project to
study techniques employed by lawyers in making re-
ferrals to marriage and/or family counsellors. Inci-
dentally, Judge Bowles would like the names of
lawyers who are interested in interprofessional co-
operation of the bar in specific fields.
We learned that our Adoption Committee has been
discussing the Uniform Adoption Act with the National
Conference of Uniform Law Commissioners and working
with Frederick O'Connell of Augusta, Maine, who is

STABILIZE AND PRESERVE FAMILY LIFE
the Conference's chairman on Adoptions. (Since our
meeting a subcommittee consisting of Harold Katz,
chairman, Richard B. Barker, vice-chairman, Jerome
Thier, Secretary and Edward Terner has met with a
subcommittee of the Council of State Directors of Pro-
grams for Children and Youth to discuss the same sub-
ject.)
A statement on Lawyer-Social Worker Relation-
ships in the Family Court Intake Process was pre-
sented by the National Conference of Lawyers and
Social Workers. This was adopted in principle, subject
to re-editing.
Our Committee on Juvenile Law and Procedures is
preparing a questionnaire to elicit data as to police
procedures in juvenile arrests. They have been assured
the cooperation of the National Conference of Juvenile
Court Judges.
On recommendation of Professor John Bradway, it
was decided to establish closer contact with Counsel
to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in
an effort to involve our Section in any projects that they
may be considering in the area of family law.
OUR COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRMEN
Elsewhere in the issue are listed names of our com-
mittee chairmen. Here are some of our vice-chairmen:
Adoption-Philip H. Sachs, Baltimore and Sanford N.
Katz, Gainesville, Fla.; Interprofessional Liaison-
Harriet F. Pilpel and Karl D. Zukerman, both of New
York; Custody-Judge Robert Hansen, Milwaukee; Juve-
nile Law-Charles W. Tenny, Jr., Chicago; Marriage
Law-Walter J. Wadlington, Charlottesville, Va.; Matri-
monial Actions-Judge Samuel King, Honolulu; Paterni-
ty-Sidney B. Schatken, New York; Practicing Lawyer-
Arnold J. Gibbs, Baton Rouge, La.; Public Relations-
Owen Doss, Chicago; Research-Russell Bundesen,
Chicago, and Doris Jonas Freed, New York; Scope and
Program-John S. Bradway, San Diego; The Judge-Judge
Theodore R. Bohn, Detroit.
IN AND AROUND OUR SECTION
The September Regional Meeting of ABA in Seattle,
Washington was the scene of a fine meeting arranged by
the Section on The Tax Consequences of Marriage
and its Termination. The speakers were Past Chair-
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