Wallace Assumes Position with Federal Bar Association

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Joe S. Wallace, Oklahoma County District Court Judge, has assumed the position of Federal Bar Association national second vice president for the 10th U.S. Circuit for fiscal 1986.

Wallace has also served as district counsel for the Veterans Administration of Oklahoma.

Wallace, who has participated in the Federal Bar Association for 28 years, has served as the Muskogee chapter president and founder and also president of the Oklahoma City chapter. He is also active in the Oklahoma City Bar Association.

The Federal Bar Association has served the legal profession for 65 years. The bar association is comprised of 15,000 members and includes attorneys who have been or are in the employ of the federalgovernment, the federal judiciary or other lawyers with an interest in federal law. . .

- The Southwestern Legal Foundation is sponsoring two seminars and a short course in Dallas to cover local government problems, securities regulation and city planning, zoning and eminent domain.

The first seminar, "Institute on Planning, Zoning, and Eminent Domain," will be held Dec. 4-6. It will deal with financing and developing capital improvement projects, public and private partnership in real estate development, and financing of development generated capital facilities.

The foundation's short course on local government problems is scheduled for Nov. 18-20.

The course will deal with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions relating to local government problems. It will also include discussions on planning and zoning liability, federal control over local matters and an analysis of problems relating to the disposal of hazardous and toxic wastes.

The foundation's course on securities regulation will be held Dec. 10-13. It will deal with such topics as the background and overall approach and coverage of the Securities Acts, including the registration process; secondary distributions and control stock; insider trading and implied civil liabilities under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and short-swing profits and regulation of professionals.

For more information on any of the seminars, contact the Southwestern Legal Foundation on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas. . .

- The Practising Law Institute will host the "Communications Law Seminar" Nov. 7-8 at the New York Hilton in New York.

Because of the number of libel suits achieving national attention and the number of communications mergers consummated in the recent past, the seminar will deal with those events that challenged past assumptions about the First Amendment.

The course will also consider the cases of Westmoreland v. CBS; Tavoulares v. the Washington Post and various other cases, including the CIA's suit against ABC before the FCC.

The Practising Law Institute will also sponsor a seminar covering air rights, air space and developmental rights on Oct. 28 at the Doral Inn, New York City. The program will consider the role of transferable development rights in the marketplace and the negotiation of their purchase or sale.

Landmarks and other special situations will also be considered, along with the role of the title company.

For more information, contact the Practising Law Institute in New York City. . .

- The Defense Reseach Institute will bring together 21 leaders in the field of law, medicine and litigation in a three-day seminar beginning Oct. …