1 St. Loc. & Urb. L. Newsl. 1 (1978)

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                                         Section of Local Government Law
                                         American Bar Association
                                         Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 197a


Chairman's Column

          By Louis F. Del Duca


Implementing the new policy of quarterly meetings, our Sec-
tlion Council met In October 1977 In Chicago Immediately
following President Spann's Leadership Conference Meeting
for American Bar Association Section Officers.
  Council members arriving early were able to participate In
Leadership Workshop Sessions on (1) budget and accounting
procedures of the American Bar Association as they Impact on
Section operations; (2) the new Blanket Authority pro-
cedures (pursuant to which Individual sections may be
authorized to take policy positions publicly without prior
specific approval of the House of Delegates); and (3) proposals
regarding Increased representation for Sections in the House
of Delegates.
  Several new approaches to facilitating development of
policy positions and Increasing participation In Section ac-
tivities occupied a prominent part In the deliberations of our
Council during Its meetings.
  A new Council Liaison Commitee under First Vice-Chairman
Harry Frazier was created with Council members Victor
Altman, Gene Corrigan, Milo Fleming and Robert Manley as
members. These Council members will serve as a liaison to the
standing committees, thereby encouraging and facilitating
committee projects and preparation of annual reports. The an-
nual reports sthuuld henceforth be submitted by committee
chairmen to lhs designated Council Liaison on or before
February 15 so that they can be finalized by March 1 to be
prepared for Inclusion In the summer Issue of The Urban
Lawyer. The Section can then utilize them as source materials
in developing policy positions which It might wish to take at
annual meetings of the Association. Other new committee
developments involved appointment of Ruth Ferrell as Chair-
man of the Special Committee on Advertising, Specialization
and Law Lists; Maxine Boord Virtue to head the Standing Com-
mittee on Individual Rights and Responsibilities; Laurence
Aurbach as Chairman of a Permanent Membership Committee;
and William Dexter and Forrest Walls as Co-Chairmen of a Per-
manent Program Committee. Creation of a Past Chairman's
Committee will enable the Section to benefit from the advice
and activities of Its leaders.


  Membership growth and resulting increase in the number
and complexity of Issues presented to the Section, and expan.
slon and diversification of Section activities and projects has
required budget and fiscal procedures to be formalized. The
Council has accordingly recommended adoption of a Section
By.Law Amendment creating the Office of Section Treasurer
and a Standing Budget Committee. Pending adoption of this
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           $1,200 Annual Essay
           Contest Announced

  This year the Section will sponsor Its first Annual Essay
  Contest for law students. Assuming sufficient quality,
  prizes of $500, $300, $200, $125 and $75, plus honorable
  mentions, will be awarded. Deserving entries will be
  published In the Section's official publication The Urban
  Lawyer. All students enrolled In ABA-approved law
  schools are eligible to compete, provided that they are
  not employees of the ABA.
    The subject matter of this year's contest will be Tax-
  ation and Revenue: The Implications of Article 9(4) of the
  U.K. Tax Treaty for State and Local Tax Purposes.
    All students who are Interested In entering the con-
  test should write to the ABA for full Information. The
  details which will be supplied will Include a suggested
  preliminary reading list which will enable the contestant
  to become acquainted with the subject matter of the
  contest.
     Inquiries should be directed to:
                   Ms. Mary Lou Cox
                   American Bar Association
                   1155 E. 60th Street
                   Chicago, Ill. 60637
       The deadline for entries will be April 14, 1978.


Copyright  1978 American Bar Association


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