Compulsory Incorporation of the Bar from the Country Lawyer’s Viewpoint

The proposed compulsory incorporation of the bar has awakened little interest in the country lawyer and his voice has been unheard in the debate that preceded and followed the introduction of the measure. As the conditions under which I practice are more rural than urban, I approach this discussion from the viewpoint of the country lawyer.

Are We Going Broke? A Debate of National Finances (America Has Only Scratched Her Resources)

Of course no thrifty-minded person views an increase of the public debt with satisfaction, and no sensible official favors spending public funds to a greater extent than conditions imperatively require. It is equally true that no influential person should disregard or discount the factors in the present situation which give reason for confidence in our present national financial soundness and stability.

Monopolies and the Courts

There is general agreement on the part of business men and their lawyers, as well as in government circles and among the consuming public, that the Antitrust Laws should be revised. But the group which speaks for the business interests is not motivated, in its desire for revision, by the same considerations as the others, nor does it have in view the same objective or seek to reach the same result in modifying the present enactments.

Justice Jackson’s Final Report

The International Military Tribunal sitting at Nurnberg, Germany on 30 September and 1 October, 1946 rendered judgment in the first international criminal assizes in history. It found 19 of the 22 defendants guilty on one of more of the counts of the Indictment, and acquitted 3. It sentenced 12 to death by hanging, 3 to imprisonment for life, and the four others to terms of 10 to 20 years imprisonment.

The County Seat Lawyer

The county-seat lawyer, counsellor to railroads and to Negroes, to bakers and to poor whites, who always gave to each the best there was in him- and was willing to admit that his best was good. That lawyer has been an American institution- about the same in South and North and East and West.

Advocacy as a Specialized Career

Proposals of higher educational qualifications for admission to the bar bring out a sharp divergence of opinion between the metropolitan bar and sections of the upstate bar. The country lawyer does not appreciate the gravity of the evils that have developed in city practice, and the city bar cannot understand the rural lawyer's resistance to higher standards.

Interest of the Department of Justice in Section 77B

The successful operation of the recently enacted corporation reorganization provisions of the Bankruptcy Act is a matter of interest and concern to the Department of Justice as well as to all other agencies interested in the proper administration of justice. The hopes held out by these sections that speedy, inexpensive and reasonably equitable reorganization of embarrassed corporations shall be possible is in the hands of the bench and bar.

General Welfare and Industrial Prosperity

The most progressive communities of the United States are the ones that have the most delicate tasks of adjustment between old forms of government and new problems of social security and economic justice. Because the Illinois Municipal League is made up of representatives of the cities of one of the most progressive states of our Union, I have welcomed this opportunity to discuss with you some of the problems that vex all progressing administrations, whether federal, state, or city.

What Price “Due Process”

The  ease with which the foreign corporation is "doing business" within our state for the purpose of trade, and at the same time manages not to be doing business so as to be sued here, is attested by the number of cases in which service of process is nullified. How many cases are abandoned by counsel before suit can only be guessed at.