Lawyer Paul Meints receives appointments, award

Herbert Franks, president of the Illinois State Bar Association, has appointed Paul A. Meints of Atlanta and Bloomington to the Trusts and Estates Section Council and to the Agricultural Law Section Council. He is the chair of the Agricultural Law Section for 2000-2001 and has served continuously in various capacities since the section was first formed in 1983.

The Agricultural Law Section Council is composed of 17 leading attorneys from throughout the state who are experienced in various facets of the laws relating to agriculture and the businesses and families that are associated with farming and its related activities. They write, share and disseminate newsletters and information to other members of the bar association who work with agriculturally related matters. They are responsible for the annual Law-Ed program for professionals. The section council monitors and evaluates legislation, makes recommendations and, from time to time, testifies where neutral professional input is needed. The Agricultural Law Section Council is also responsible for developing and communicating ideas for the improvement of the functioning of agriculturally related activities and for helping other lawyers better serve the public. The Trusts and Estates Section Council is made up of 28 leading attorneys from throughout the state who are experienced in estate planning.

At the recent annual meeting of the bar association, Meints received the Austin Fleming Newsletter Editor’s Award for writing and editing more than 65 issues and over 600 pages of materials for the membership of the Agricultural Law Section and for the Trusts and Estates Section.

In the past year he has written and presented 10 presentations and articles. He is the author of other articles and items that have been published in a variety of law and professional publications. He annually presents ideas, suggestions, materials and drafting aids for the annual Ag. Law-Ed program and also for the annual Trusts and Estates Law-Ed program.

Meints was admitted to practice in Indiana and in Illinois in 1974. He resides in Bloomington and has offices in Bloomington and Atlanta.


Brad Manus receives law degree

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law has announced that Brad Manus of Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a Juris Doctor degree on Friday, May 12.

Manus plans to continue working at Sprint Long Distance for the immediate future. While at Texas Wesleyan, Manus’ activities included Wesleyan Law Clinic, volunteering at West Texas Legal Services, and volunteering at the City Attorney’s Office in Dallas.

Manus attended high school in Delavan and is a graduate of Western Illinois University at Macomb. He is the son of Leonard and Dorothy Van Gerpen Manus of Delavan.


Golden completes Navy Basic Training

James Andrew Golden graduated from Navy Basic Training July 14. He will continue his training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Andrew was a member of the 933rd Division, which took top honors out of the seven graduating divisions. Andrew attended LCHS and graduated from Excelsior Springs Technical High School, Excelsior Springs, Mo., on April 27. He is the son of James and Jennie Golden of Lincoln and the grandson of Peggy Golden of Lincoln.


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