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Posted: July 8, 2003

BAR ASSOCIATION: NEW OFFICERS TAKE OVER

WILMINGTON -- The Delaware State Bar Association has announced that its elected officers as of July 1 are: Charles S. McDowell, president; Robert B. Young, president-elect; Helen L. Winslow, vice president at-large; Geoffrey Gamble, vice president, New Castle County; Laura A. Yiengst, vice president, Kent County; David N. Rutt, vice president, Sussex County; Mary Catherine Landis, secretary; and Crystal L. Carey, treasurer. 

McDowell is a partner in the Wilmington-based law firm of Potter Anderson & Corroon. Young is a partner with Young & Young in Dover. Winslow is assistant general counsel for H.D. Lee & Co.Inc. in its Wilmington office. Yiengst is a partner with Liguori Morris & Redding in Dover. Rutt is a partner with Moore & Rutt in Georgetown. Landis is an attorney with the Office of the Child Advocate in Wilmington. Carey is a partner with Schmittinger & Rodriguez in Dover. 

Long active in Bar Association activities, McDowell has indicated that the major issues he expects to face and projects he expects to undertake are: funding legal services for the poor; celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education; public legal education; member services and benefits; and bench and bar events. 

McDowell, former Chairman of Potter Anderson's Business Group, practices in the area of business and finance transactions. He leads the firm's Public Finance Section. McDowell's representations include governmental, quasi-governmental and private entities, including non-profit organizations eligible for tax-exempt financing. Under McDowell's leadership, Potter Anderson has served as bond counsel or underwriter's counsel on transactions for Delaware, all of the state's bond-issuing authorities, all three counties, all major municipalities in the state and the Delaware River & Bay Authority. 

The Delaware State Bar Association was established in 1923 and has approximately 3,000 lawyer, judge and law student members.  While the Association's activities are statewide, it is headquartered in Wilmington at 301 North Market Street, in the historic Farmers Bank building, where members of the public are always welcome.

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