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HARVARD COLLEGE

APR 1 19i8
LIBRARY

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WARWAND

COLLEGE

CONTENTS.

PAGE

Portrait of President Sutherland.....

.Frontispiece

Canons of Ethics .

7

Proceedings of American Bar Association:

1st day, Morning Session

Evening Session

33

2d day, Morning Session

35

Evening Session

60

3d day, Morning Session

Afternoon Session

98

Secretary's Report

109

Treasurer's Report

113

Report of Executive Committee

136

Members and Delegates Registered at Meeting..

144

Representatives from Bar Associations Registered

151

Members of Judicial Section Registered

154

Memorandum of Annual Dinner

155

List of Presidents of the Association

156

Secretaries

157

Treasurers

157

Executive Committee

158

Meetings Held

159

Constitution

160

By-Laws

166

Officers of Association, Sections, etc.

176

General Council

177

Vice-Presidents and Members of Local Councils

179

Standing Committees

187

Special Committees

192

Address of President Sutherland

197

Address of Thomas W. Hardwick

215

Address of Charles Evans Hughes

232

Address of Robert McN. McElroy

249

Address of William H. Burges

261

Address of Gaston de Leval

301

Committee Reports:

To Suggest Remedies, etc. (Summary)

334

International Law (Summary)

340

Reports and Digests (Summary)

344

Patent, Trade-Mark and Copyright Law (Summary)

346

Uniform State Laws (Summary)

347

Uniform Limited Partnership Act

349

Uniform Act for the Extradition of Persons of Unsound

Mind

361

Professional Ethics (Summary)

363

Noteworthy Changes in Statute Law

365

Cooperation among Bar Associations

436

To Oppose Judicial Recall (Summary)

440

Legislative Drafting (Summary)

446

Obituaries

477

List of State Bar Associations

493

Memorandum of Subjects Referred to Committees

496

List of Addresses and Papers Read

497

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION.

“ Its object shall be to advance the science of jurisprudence, promote the administration of justice and uniformity of legislation throughout the union, uphold the honor of the profession of the law and encourage cordial intercourse among the members of the American Bar." (Constitution, Article I.)

“There is certainly, without any exception, no profession in which so many temptations beset the path to swerve from the line of strict integrity, in which so many delicate and difficult questions of duty are continually arising. There are pitfalls and mantraps at every step, and the mere youth, at the very outset of his career, needs often the prudence and self-denial as well as the moral courage, which belong commonly to riper years. High moral principle is the only safe guide, the only torch to light his way amidst darkness and obstruction.”—GEORGE SHARSWOOD.

" Craft is the vice, not the spirit, of the profession. Trick is professional prostitution. Falsehood is professional apostasy. The strength of a lawyer is in thorough knowledge of legal truth, in thorough devotion to legal right. Truth and integrity can do more in the profession than the subtlest and wiliest devices. The power of integrity is the rule; the power of fraud is the exception. Emulation and zeal lead lawyers astray; but the general law of the profession is duty, not success. In it, as elsewhere, in human life, the judgment of success is but the verdict of little minds. Professional duty, faithfully and well performed, is the lawyer's glory. This is equally true of the Bench and of the Bar."-EDWARD G. RYAN.

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser-in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. Who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereupon to stir up strife and put money in his pocket? A moral tone ought to be enforced in the profession which would drive such men out of it."-ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

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