Lawyers: And So to Court

San Francisco Attorney Melvin Belli is no admirer of the American Bar Association to which he belongs, or of its president, Walter E. Craig. Self-styled defender of unpopular causes, Belli has voluble and repetitive contempt for lawyers who prefer corporate problems to trial work, and as he sees it, Craig exemplifies the prosperous defenders of vested interests.

Belli has finally taken his case against Craig and his colleagues to court. What brought things to a head was his verbal exchange with the A.B.A. president after Jack Ruby's trial in Dallas last March. After...

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