The Bar: Glacial Progress

Like a glacier, the American Bar Association is a deceptive phenomenon.

Once a year, some 6,500 of its 125,000 members meet in convention, as they did last week in Honolulu. Papers are read, committees meet, speeches get spoken, progress is made, change takes place. Measurement of that progress and change, however, is not an easy matter. As with a glacier, much of the activity goes on deep within, and the only outward signs of it are a rumble here, a new wrinkle there. Last week in Honolulu there were rumbles of new ideas. Few reached final determination; some were flatly...

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