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SECRETARY'S REPORT

CINCINNATI, OHIO, August 31, 1921. To the American Bar Association:

The Report of the Proceedings of the last annual meeting of the Association has been printed and distributed to all members, to all state bar associations and to legal journals and libraries, both in the United States and abroad.

There were 11,941 active and 18 honorary members at the date of publication of the 1920 Report. There have since been 306 deaths and resignations, and the proposal of 4446 new active members, all of whom have been elected by the Executive Committee.

The membership includes representatives of all the states, of the District of Columbia, and of the insular possessions of Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippines.

There are now in existence 47 state bar associations, and also the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the Bar Association of Hawaii. In addition there are more than 900 local bar associations of which we have record.

The Secretary has endeavored to keep in close touch with the state organizations during the year. In lieu of invitations as formerly issued to state bar associations for appointment of three delegates to the annual meeting, invitations are now issued by the Conference of Bar Association Delegates to each state association to send three delegates and to each local association to send two delegates to the Conference of Delegates, the delegates also to represent their respective associations at the meeting of the Association.

The Secretary has continued to supply, upon request, copies of the Canons of Professional Ethics; 1350 copies have been distributed since the last annual meeting.

Notices were duly sent by the Secretary to all standing and special committees, requesting attention to matters particularly referred to them.

The order of exercises of the meeting and the reports of certain committees for the year 1920-1921 were printed in a special pamphlet, which issued to members more than 30 days in advance of the meeting. The reports are as follows:

Standing Committees.-Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commerce, Trade and Commercial Law, International Law, Jurisprudence and Law Reform, Professional Ethics and Grievances, and Noteworthy Changes in Statute Law.

Special Committees.--Change of Date of Presidential Inauguration, Legislative Drafting, Uniform Judicial Procedure, Legal Aid Work, and Law of Aviation.

Sections, Allied Bodies, etc.—Trade-Mark and Copyright Law, Comparative Law Bureau and Section of Legal Education.

The new monthly JOURNAL has now completed its first year. The Secretary has co-operated closely with the Board of Editors of the JOURNAL, and has from time to time supplied current information concerning the affairs of the Association. The Secretary's office has had charge of the details of the printing and issuance of the Annual Report, and the special pamphlet containing reports of standing and special committees.

In response to a growing demand, and by direction of the Executive Committee, the Secretary has re-arranged the geographical list of members by cities and counties, instead of merely by states as formerly, and has inserted opposite the name of each member the date of his election. The new list appeared in the 1920 volume of the Association Reports, and it will be revised and re-published in the 1921 volume.

The Secretary has received during the year reports of the various state bar associations, and a number of other books, all of which have been acknowledged through the JOURNAL.

The Secretary's office, established in the Tea Room of the Hotel Sinton, will use the system of registration cards as in recent years. These cards may be obtained at the office or in this meeting room. Cards should be signed legibly, and, after all blanks are filled, should be returned promptly.

Members and delegates are requested to register as soon as convenient after arrival. Daily lists of those in attendance will be printed for distribution at the meeting, and the last revision thereof will be included in the Report of the Proceedings.

A separate register of the members of the Judicial Section will be kept in the Secretary's office, Hotel Sinton, and members of that Section are requested to register their names and addresses immediately upon arrival.

All members of the Association and their families are entitled to a special railroad rate of fare and one-half for round trip to Cincinnati. A special desk has been provided at the Secretary's office, Hotel Sinton, where railroad certificates will be endorsed and information supplied.

Copies of the Constitution and By-Laws, program of 1921 meeting, lists of officers and committees, copies of committee reports, Canons of Ethics and other literature of the Association can be had at the Secretary's office in the Tea Room of the Hotel Sinton. Upon request at Secretary's office, stenographic service will be supplied.

Pigeonhole furniture has been provided in the Secretary's office for mail addressed to members in care of the American Bar Association; members will please inquire periodically for mail, messages and telegrams.

Application blanks and information concerning the status of applicants, as well as all information concerning membership may be obtained at the Headquarters of the Association.

The Secretary endeavors to keep the street address of each member, and prompt notification of changes is requested.

Respectfully submitted,

W. THOMAS KEMP, Secretary.

TREASURER'S REPORT

1920–1921.
Membership August 14, 1920.
New members subject to 1921 dues.
New members subject to 1922 dues.
Re-instated during year....

11,331

1,000
2,350

25

3,375

14,706

Deaths
Resignations
Dropped

204
131
260

595

Membership August 16, 1921.....

14,111

MEMBERSHIP DUES TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR:
August 14, 1920Members:
Paid dues for 1921 in advance...

302 @ $6 each $1,812.00 Paid dues for 1922 in advance.

1

6.00 Owing dues for 1921..

.11,029

66,174.00 Owing dues for 1920.

1,438

8,628.00 Owing dues for 1919.

265

1,590.00 New members added during year 1920-1921 subject to 1921 dues, Lists 129-136...... 1,000

6,000.00 New members added subject to 1922 dues, Lists 137-153

2,350

14,100.00 Re-instated owing 1919 dues.

4

24.00 . Re-instated owing 1920 dues.

8

48.00 Re-instated owing 1921 dues..

21

126.00 Re-instated subject to 1922 dues.

3

18.00

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$1,818.00

Paid 1919 dues..
Paid 1920 dues.
Paid 1921 dues.
Paid 1922 dues..
Paid 1923 dues.

40 $240.00
773 4,638.00
10,475 62,850.00
1,639 9,834.00

1 6.00

77,568.00

Total dues paid year ending August 16, 1921..

$79,386.00

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$18,773.54

2,330.00

Dr.
To cash on hand at date of last report....
To cash received from members for subscriptions to

annual dinner at St. Louis.....
To cash received from subscriptions to AMERICAN

BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL...
To cash received from sale of AMERICAN BAR Asso-

CIATION JOURNAL
To cash received from advertisements in the AMER-
ICAN BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL:

April and July issues.
New Journal

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To cash received from sale of copies of annual

reports of the Association... To cash received from sale of membership lists.. To cash received interest on funds deposited in

savings banks To cash received interest on funds invested in rail

road bonds To cash received interest on funds invested in Lib

erty Loan bonds.. Amound refunded cash paid Judicial Section, not

used Amount refunded cash paid Committee Commerce,

Trade and Commercial Law, not used.. To cash received dues of members $6.00 each: For 1919

40 $240.00 For 1920

773 4,638.00 For 1921

10,475 62,850.00 For 1922

1,639 9,834.00 For 1923

1 6.00

17.75

80.00

77,568.00

Total receipts

$102,233.83

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