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duties and obligations as an officer of the court and never failed in their fulfillment. He always displayed that courteous and firm courage which characterizes the truly great advocate. He was industrious, painstaking and honorable in every undertaking. Few men possess in a greater degree all the elements of a great lawyer. While he was a profound student of the history of jurisprudence and the philosophy of the law he was also a man of broad culture, familiar with the best literature and never failed to keep in touch with current events and participate actively in affairs of public concern, although he never sought public office.
During the late war he gave of his time and talents freely in service to the nation and was active in many of the organizations which rendered invaluable aid to the government during that great crisis in human affairs.
Mr. Gregory was one of the most unselfish of men; kind, gentle, modest and of a retiring disposition, he sought no preferment for himself, but delighted in working zealously for the advancement of those whom he deemed qualified and worthy of confidence. He was always sincere and frank. No man merited the confidence of others more than he and none was more uniformly trusted in all the affairs of life.
He devoted much time and labor to the work of improving the standards of his profession and the efficiency of the courts. He held the chief executive office in every organization of lawyers to which he belonged and yet was never a candidate of his own choice for such office. In 1911, he was chosen President of this Association and during his term of service, questions of the most delicate nature arose, requiring the exercise of great diplomatic skill, all of which were adjusted without serious friction and to the general satisfaction of all.
In 1920, he became Editor-in-Chief of the JOURNAL published by this Association and to him is chiefly due the present success of that publication. He took great interest in the enterprise and devoted much time and labor to its advancement. Mr. Gregory was a regular attendant at the meetings of the Association and his many friends among its membership will miss his cordial greeting, and genial happy smile of recognition. He has gone from us, but the record of his years of unselfish service will endure,
and those who were honored with his friendship will always cherish the memory of his high ideals, unfailing loyalty, and exalted character.
The Secretary will now read a list of the names of those who have been recommended for membership in the new General Council
The list was then read by Secretary Kemp. (See list of General Council, page 150.) The Association then adjourned until September 1, at 10 A. M.
Thursday, September 1, 10 A. M. Frederick W. Lehmann, of St. Louis, Mo., presiding. The Chairman :
The Secretary has some announcements to make before we take up the regular order.
The first announcement is of special importance. The management of Keith's Theatre, where we held our meeting last evening, has kindly consented to permit the use of the theatre again this evening for the session which will be presided over by Ex-Senator Sutherland of Utah, a former President of the American Bar Association, and will be addressed by former Senator Charles S. Thomas, of Colorado. This address will be followed by a consideration of some committee reports as announced on the program.
The special feature for that session, not on the program, will be the presentation to our Association of a very handsome loving cup by two representatives of the Japanese Bar Association.
The Chairman :
The first business in order this morning is the Report of the Section of Criminal Law.
Section of Criminal Law:
Edwin M. Abbott, of Pennsylvania :
On behalf of the Section of Criminal Law, I desire to say that we have been doing much work at this, our second meeting, on the subject of criminal law. This Section now has a rightful place on the program, in that last year it was made a regular Section of the Association. Nearly all of the speeches which we have heard at our meeting here have dwelt upon lawlessness and in the Symposium, which is scheduled on your program for tomorrow morning, that subject will be the one dealt with. So we feel that at last the study and research along lines of criminal law have taken their rightful place in this great Association.
During the past year we have endeavored to enlist district attorneys and attorneys-general throughout the entire United States in our work. As a result we have secured, for the American Bar Association, 128 members including Ilarry M. Daugherty, the present Attorney-General of the United States.
I also desire to state that, starting with a small number of the membership of the American Bar Association we have today on our rolls over 500 persons who have manifested their interest in the work of the Section.
On behalf of the Section of Criminal Law, I extend to every member of the American Bar Association, who desires to study this branch of the law, an invitation, and an earnest one, to send in his name and address so that we may enroll him among our members.
Comparative Law Bureau:
Robert P. Shick, of Pennsylvania:
The report of the Comparative Law Bureau has already been put in print, and I will not burden you with reading it. We are asking of the Association this year no particular action. Mr. Smithers is with us as Chairman of the Bureau. We have been gratified with the interest shown in the work of the Bureau during the last year and with the renewed cooperation of others, and we believe that the work of the Bureau will be of increasing interest to the members of the Association in the future.
During the past year quite a large number of lawyers who are engaged in problems of international commerce looked to us for information-information which unfortunately we could not give to them, but realize and know that we have interested them in the subject of comparative law, and we hope that the Association will get great benefit from the work of our Bureau in the future.
Charles A. Woods, of South Carolina:
The work of the Judicial Section for the past year has been confined almost exclusively to calling the attention of the Appellate Judges of the United States, both federal and state, to the bill now before Congress, giving the Supreme Court of the United States the power, and directing it to frame a simple Code of Procedure and Practice in the Courts of the United States, and providing further that when those rules shall have been promulgated all of the statutes of the United States relating to practice and procedure shall be repealed.
The hope is that if the United States Supreme Court shall make a simple code of rules which will commend itself to the American Bar in actual practice it wil constitute a standard that all states will work for, and result in the simplification of procedure and practice in the entire country.
For the information of the Association, I beg to say that the federal judges, being directly concerned, were asked for their opinion of this bill. Of the 33 circuit judges, 27 approved; four opposed, and two are indifferent. Of the 102 United States district judges, 86 of whom replied, 60 approved, 21 opposed, and five were indifferent or said that they required further infor
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar:
The Section of Legal Education has directed me to offer at this meeting of the American Bar Association, the following resolutions. They were framed and reported by a Special Committee raised by the Section. The committee met and heard
opinions from many persons interested in legal education, both in active practice and in the way of instruction. The report of the committee was fully discussed at great length yesterday in the Section of Legal Education and was overwhelmingly adopted. The resolutions are as follows:
Resolved, (1) The American Bar Association is of the opinion that every candidate for admission to the Bar shall give evidence of graduation from a law school complying with the following standards:
(a)' It shall require as a condition of admission at least two years of study in a college.
(b) It shall require its students to pursue a course of three years' duration if they devote substantially all of their time to their studies and a longer course if they devote it to other studies.
(c) It shall supply an adequate library for the use of the students.
(d) It shall have among its teachers a sufficient number giving their entire time to the school to ensure absolute personal acquaintance and influence upon the whole student body.
(2) The American Bar Association is of the opinion that graduation from a law school should not confer the right of admission to the Bar, and that every candidate should be subject to an examination by public authority to determine his fitness.
(3) The Council on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is directed to publish from time to time the names of those law schools which comply with the above standards and of those which do not, and make such publications available, so far as possible, to intending law students.
(4) The President of the Association and the Council on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, are directed to cooperate with the state and local bar associations to urge upon the duly constituted authorities of the several states the adoption of the above requirements for admission to the Bar.
(5) The Council on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is directed to call a conference on legal education in the name of the American Bar Association, and the state and local associations shall be invited to send delegates for the purpose of uniting the bodies represented in an effort to create conditions favorable to the adoption of the principles above set forth.
The Association will perceive that these resolutions in their substance clearly reproduce the expressions which have already been rendered, in perhaps less positive form, by the American Bar Association.
With regard to the two years in college, the Association expressed itself by formal resolution passed in 1918.
In 31 of the 41 states having law schools all of the schools require the three-year course now. In the other ten states the majority of the law schools require a three-year course.
I move the adoption of these resolutions.