Francis Gates, 1927–2009

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Recruitment Committee, 1964–66
Chair, Federal Legislation Committee, 1969–71
Chair, Statistics Committee, 1969–70
President, Western Pacific Chapter, 1969–70
Vice-Chair, Recruitment Committee, 1973–74
Executive Board, 1974–77
President-Elect: 1979–80
President, 1980–81
Immediate Past President: 1981–82
Liaison to Association of Legal Administrators, 1983–84

Professional Honors and Awards

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2001
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee


Law Office Handbook. Berkeley, CA: State Bar of California, Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar, 1962. California Practice Book No. 16. (with others).
Review of Selected Code Legislation.” Berkeley, CA: University Extension, University of California,1963. (with others) [also 1965 edition].
Attorneys Guide to California Professional Corporations. Contributor with Carol S. Brosnahan, Editor. Berkeley, CA: California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1969.
How to Find the Law. Contributor with Morris L. Cohen, General Editor. 7th ed. St. Paul: West, 1976.
“A Lawyers Midsummer Night’s Reading,” Practical Lawyer 23 (June 1977): 27–40 (with Robert L. Buckwalter).
“A Lawyer’s 1978 Midsummer Night’s Reading,” Practical Lawyer 24 (July 1978): 51–60 (with Charles Stewart).
The Private Law Library in the High Tech Era. Contributor. New York: Practising Law Institute, 1983. Commercial Law and Practice Course Handbook Series, No. 308.
"The Citating Supermarket,” Pts. 1 and 2, Legal Information Alert 3 (1984, No. 4): 1–4; 3 (1984, No. 5): 1–4 (with Marie Wallace).

Selected Publications about the Inductee


James E. Duggan, “ Gallagher Award Recipients Exemplify Professionalism and Innovation,” AALL Spectrum 5 (June 2001): 4.
"Francis Gates” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 313–15.
 
Professional Positions

Librarian, Social Science Reference Service, School of Law, University of California Berkeley,1954–60
Librarian, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1960–63
Librarian and Research Attorney, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1963–69
Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Law Librarian, University of Southern California, 1970–73
Professor of Law and Law Librarian, University of Southern California, 1973–75
Professor of Law and Law Librarian, Columbia University,1975–81
Librarian, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold, San Francisco, 1982–84
Circuit Librarian, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1984–91

Education

A. B., University of California at Berkeley, 1952
M.L. S., University of California at Berkeley, 1954
J.D., San Francisco Law School, 1963

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the Practice of Law, California, 1963