Law: Bar to Boston

Each year the American Bar Association meets to survey the state of U. S. Law, to suggest, usually without effect, many a far-reaching reform therein. When 3,200 members gathered in Boston's Symphony Hall for A.B.A.'s 59th convention last week they began their reforming at home. Adopted promptly and without amendment was a new A.B.A. constitution, 20 years in the making, designed to bolster A.B.A.'s prestige, increase its 27,500 membership by binding it to the Bar Associations of the 48 states which together enroll 100,000 of the nation's 175,000 lawyers.

Hitherto A.B.A. officers...

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