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8 Util. Sec. Newsl.: Periodic Rep. Members Sec. Pub. Util. L. A.B.A. 1 (1967-1968)

handle is hein.journals/infrastr8 and id is 1 raw text is: ~~UTIITY SECTION NEWSLETTER]
A Periodic Report to the Members of the Section,of Public Utility Law of the American Bar Association
Page 1
Vol. 8               No. 1                           October 1, 1967
The Chairman's Statement
I consider it a real privilege to serve as Chairman of the Section of Public Utility
Law for the forthcoming year. At the outset, I wish to commend the leadership and
diligence of my predecessor as Chairman, Gregory Prince. He did a really outstand-
ing job. I wish also to applaud the election of Herbert Cohn as Chairman-Elect, with
whom I have worked closely on a number of Section committees and who is eminently
qualified in every respect. These men have devoted much time and effort to the
work of the Section and deserve full recognition for their contributions.
This is the Section's Golden Anniversary. It was established in 1917 and is one of
the oldest sections of the American Bar Association. Of course, while age may be
entitled to respect, it is not always a mark of sustained achievement. However, I
am sure the record shows that our Section has consistently fulfilled its purpose and
is still doing so. The bylaws define that purpose to be
• . . to bring together for better acquaintance and mutual advantage those
members of the bar who are interested in the law governing the public serv-
ices as from time to time developed and defined; to hold meetings, conduct
discussions, make studies, surveys, and analysis, as to the law of public
utilities under private or public operation; and to formulate and submit, to
the Section and the association, such reports and recommendations as may
be deemed useful to the profession and advisable to the public interest.
Today, the Section has over 2, 100 members. In addition to the officers and Coun-
cil members, there are 24 active Section committees. The Report of the Standing
Committee on the yearly developments in the field of public utility law is now in
its 37th year, the Utility Section Newsletter, published quarterly for the informa-
tion of the Section's members, is now in its eighth volume, and the sixth edition of
the Section's Annual Report, containing articles on significant questions in the regu-
lated utility field, is now being planned. In addition, the papers given at the annual
meetings of the Section are published in the
Public Utilities Fortnightly and copies are
sent to all members of the Section.
These efforts will continue and the Section will be  . ...', 
alert to find new ways to serve the interests of its
members. In this connection, it is worth noting
that at the Spring meeting of the Council a new Sec-
tion committee was established on labor matters
peculiarly affecting public utilities. While the
creation of this committee was inspired by the
current problems of the railroad industry, the
scope of its reference is not so confined; it will
include all legal questions in the labor field which
are of special significance to regulated utilities.
We hope this will enable us to keep the Section of
Public Utility Law better informed in this im-
portant field. William Curtin of Washington,
D. C., has been named the first chairman of         Horace P. Moulton
this Labor Relations Committee                      Chairman, 1967-68

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