The Law: At 100, the Bar Confronts Reform

Since the turn of the century, the legal profession has claimed the privilege of regulating its own affairs—its ethics and finances and public services. Today that privilege is under widespread attack. Consumer groups, the courts, congressional committees, dissident lawyers and even recipients of legal services are challenging the bar's traditional methods of doing business. As some 8,500 members of the American Bar Association gather in Chicago this week for the bar's 100th annual convention, delegates will address themselves to a broad range of new challenges and conditions. Among them:

>he U.S. Supreme Court's June decision overturning the bar's ban on lawyers' advertising.

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