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Letter from Daniel Meador to Ronald Sokol, Tuesday, May 17, 1977

United States Department of Justice
Office for Improvements in the
Administration of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530

May 17, 1977

Ronald P. Sokol, Esq.
Avocat Americain-Conseil Juridique
13540 Puyricard

Dear Ron:

I regret to say that before I could get full information
in response to your letter of April 7, I was committed to the
hospital in Boston for an operation on my right eye, similar
to that which was performed on my left eye two years ago. In
fact, I am dictating this letter from my hospital room over
the telephone. I hope to be out in a few days and back in
Charlottesville for a period of recouperation.

Before leaving I did ascertain that the Justice Department
is not set up to make arrangements for visiting groups such as
you have described. A member of my staff did ascertain that
the appropriate place for these arrangements to be made is:
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office for Western
Europe and Canada, (Richard Straus, Director), Jean Lashly,
Deputy Director, (202) 632-3205), which is part of the Depart-
ment of State. You also might contact Charles Work, President
of the D.C. Bar Association (202) 457-1016. If the group comes
to Washington, I would, of course, be happy to be involved in
some way in meeting them or showing them something of the
Department here. Please keep me posted. I will be in Charlottes-
ville at least through May, although I am in touch with my
Office here daily by telephone and would, therefore, learn of
any letter from you.


Daniel J. Meador [signature]

Daniel J. Meador
Assistant Attorney General

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