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Yale Law School

Organization

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Judicial Organization And Procedure, Walter F. Dodd Jan 1932

Judicial Organization And Procedure, Walter F. Dodd

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The Self-Governing Bar. "In the large city of today, there are thousands
of lawyers, but there is no bar."' With this remark, Roscoe Pound
five years ago called attention to the situation which had resulted in the
United States from the absence of a corporate profession equipped to administer discipline and govern itself. The presence in all communities of
lawyers whose character or equipment rendered them unfit to practice
had brought the entire profession into disrepute and had contributed
largely to the encroachment of banks, trust companies, and other lay
agencies upon the legal field. Absence of adequate organization representative ...