National Affairs: The Legal Left

Apart from the propensity for unending verbosity which is the heritage of the legal profession, the National Lawyers Guild whose political aims are very liberal has little in common with any other group of organized attorneys. Its second Annual Convention in Washington's old Willard Hotel last week was less pretentious than the convention of a moderately prosperous labor union. With dinner jackets scarcer than paying clients, the 605 delegates, men and women, Negro and white, sat down to a two-dollar-a-plate banquet in the Willard's Main ballroom and enjoyed roast turkey as much as...

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