Clockwise from top: The Rolling Stones in concert (Nationaal Archeif NL),
Wing Luke, Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (Warner Brothers).
What is one piece of advice you would
give to new attorneys?
Think hard about what you want to achieve
in your life and in your profession, and find a
firm or job that will allow you to do that. That
includes hours at work and fields of practice.
Periodically, at least every four years, test
that decision and see if you are achieving it
or need to revise it. If not, find a place where
you can. — Milton Smith
Your “word” to other attorneys is how you will
1965 was full of historical milestones. Here are some noteworthy
events from that year.
In March, on “BLOODY SUNDAY,”
some 200 Alabama state troopers
attacked 525 civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama, as
they attempt to march to the state
capitol of Montgomery. In response
to the events in Selma, President
Johnson sent a bill to Congress
that forms the basis for the Voting
Rights Act of 1965, signed into law
on August 6.
In July, the ROLLING STONES
scored their first U.S. #1 single, “(I
Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
In August, the BEATLES performed the first stadium
concert ever, playing for an audience of 55,600 at
Shea Stadium in New York City.
Hon. Patricia Aitken
George Akers Jr.
Daniel Allison II
Hon. Gary Bass
John Coart III
Hon. Howard Coleman
Frederic Emry II
Joseph Gordon Jr.
Madison Jones III
Walter Meyer Jr.
Jacob Smith Jr.
Class of 1965
John Welsh Jr.
On March 18, Cosmonaut ALEXEY LEONOV, leaving his spacecraft
Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, became the first person to walk in space.
The Oscar for Best Picture went to My Fair Lady, but AUDREY HEPBURN
was snubbed for Best Actress — that award went to JULIE ANDREWS
for Mary Poppins. Best Actor went to REX HARRISON for My Fair Lady.
My Fair Lady won a total of eight awards.
In May, Seattle City Council member WING LUKE, philanthropist and
civic leader Sidney Gerber, and Gerber’s assistant Kate Ladue vanished
during a flight over the Cascade Range in Gerber’s small airplane. Luke
was the first Chinese-American to achieve high public office in the continental United States.
On April 29, the 1965 OLYMPIA EARTHQUAKE shook the Puget Sound
region. The quake had a magnitude of 6. 7 and caused the deaths of
seven people and about $12.5 million in damage.
In January 1965, 97 people took the BAR EXAM and 56 passed. By
comparison, in February 2015, 362 candidates took the exam and 238
passed. In July 1965, 157 took the bar exam and 107 passed. In July
2015, 814 candidates took the exam and 618 candidates passed.
1965: A Moment in Time
be known among your fellow practitioners.
We have a special privilege to be doing what
we do. The integrity and credibility of your
word is required. Do not become known as
a lawyer whose word cannot be relied upon.
— John Bergmann
If you could change one thing about
our legal profession, what would it be
Much is said about professionalism and its
importance to the effective practice of law.
I wholeheartedly agree. But I wonder if part
of the problem is that lawyers in this country
don’t learn about and appreciate the long and
rich history of the law and its importance to
where we are today as a culture and society.
There are many examples in our legal
professional history that, if known to young
lawyers, could lead to a greater and hopefully ongoing respect for the law and the lawyers who further its historic goals. — Charles