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A Better Prepared Bar – The Wrong Approach, Michael I. Sovern Jan 1976

A Better Prepared Bar – The Wrong Approach, Michael I. Sovern

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It is a pleasure for me to add my voice to this Symposium in pursuit of our shared goal of a better prepared bar. My Brother Clare and his estimable colleagues have labored most conscientiously to produce a proposal that they believe will bring us significantly closer to that goal. I respectfully disagree.

My disagreement does not, however, imply endorsement of all of the criticisms attracted by the report of the Advisory Committee on Qualifications to Practice Before the United States Courts in the Second Circuit (Clare Committee or Committee). To begin with, I do not at all quarrel with ...