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brief, terse manner." Sharp, clear points is what helps the court, no elaboration of either law or fact can be carried in the mind. If you feel that it may be hazardous to trust the court to work out the details console yourself with the reflection that it is better to do that than worse.

Dry facts, with no place to put them, are unintelligible. If you have a legal proposition in mind, facts applicable thereto can be disposed of to some purpose, courts never sleep when being addressed by one who is able to make himself understood. Thirty minutes seems like a very short time in which to argue an important cause, but when it is remembered that the only object in making the argument is to assist the court in seeing and understanding what you contend for, the importance of getting the best effect upon the persons addressed becomes apparent. No person, not even a Justice of the Supreme Court, can listen continuously for a week to arguments upon different questions of law and fact and carry the details thereof in the mind, for any great time thereafter, and if oral arguments were confined to matters not mentioned in the printed briefs, they would be of no practical value. The real usefulness of an oral argument is to illuminate and make emphatic the ideas already set forth in the more stately sentences of a carefully prepared brief. Lawyers who follow the above suggestions find ample time to say all that is useful, even in very important cases, and often have time to spare.

If every man who prepares a brief would state each of his propositions separately, under a headline, which can be readily referred to, and present all that he wishes to say concerning such proposition under such headline, it would be greatly appreciated by the court, and materially assist it in reaching a clear understanding of the points contended for. This might at times lead to a repetition, to some extent, but if so, it is a case where the end justifies the means.

Courts are anxious to discover, discuss and decide,

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every question presented to them, necessary to a full and complete determination of the case presented. The failure sometimes made in this respect is as often due to the manner in which the case is presented, as to a want of care in its consideration. The best results can only be reached when counsel give the same care in the presentation of a case that they desire the court to give in its consideration.

I have now told you all that I know about how cases are considered in the Supreme Court of Kansas; I hope to know more in the future.

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ARTICLE 1. The name of the Association shall be The Bar Association of the State of Kansas.

ART. 2. The object of the Association shall be the elevation of the standard of professional learning and integrity, so as to inspire the greatest degree of respect for the efforts and influence of the bar in the administration of justice, and also to cultivate fraternal relations among its members.

ART. 3. The officers of the Association shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and an Executive Council of five members.

Art. 4. The President shall preside at all meetings of the

ART Association, and shall open each annual meeting of the Association with an appropriate address. The Vice-President shall preside in the absence of the President; and in the absence of both, a president pro tem. may be elected by the meeting. The Secretary shall keep a record of all the proceedings of the Association, and conduct the correspondence of the Association.

ART. 5. The Treasurer shall keep an account of all funds of the Association. The Executive Council shall manage the affairs of the Association subject to the Constitution and ByLaws.

Art. 6. A quorum for the transaction of business shall be twenty members.

Art. 7. No person shall be admitted to membership of this Association who is not a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court, and who has not been engaged in the regular practice of the law for one year next preceding his application for admission.

Art. 8. All applications for membership shall be referred to the Executive Council, who shall report the same to the Association with their recommendation thereon; and no person shall be admitted to membership except by a two-thirds vote of the members present. Each member shall pay an admission fee of five dollars, and annual dues of three dollars.

ART. 9. The annual meetings of the Association shall be held in January of each year, at the Capital, at such time as the Executive Council fix. Thirty days notice of the annual meeting shall be given by the Secretary. Special meetings may be called by the Executive Council, of which meetings thirty days notice shall be given to the members by the Secretary.

BY-LAWS.

SECTION 1. The Executive Council shall, on or before the first day of May of each year, designate such a number of members, not exceeding six, to prepare and deliver or read at the next annual meeting thereafter appropriate addresses or papers upon subjects chosen and assigned by the Council to each of said members, as may be so selected for such purpose.

SEC. 2. The order of exercises at each annual meeting shall

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be as follows:

1. Opening address by the President.
2. Consideration of applications for membership.
3. Reports of Secretary and Treasurer.
4. Report of Executive Council.
5. Reports of standing committees.
6. Reports of special committees.
7. Delivering and reading of addresses and papers.
8. Miscellaneous business.
9. Election of officers and delegates to American Bar

Association.
Sec. 3. There shall be chosen by ballot, at each annual
meeting, three members as delegates to American Bar Associ-
ation for the ensuing year.

SEC. 4. All addresses delivered and papers read before the Association, the copy of which is furnished by the author, shall be lodged with the Secretary. The annual address of the President, the reports of committees, and all proceedings of the annual meeting, shall be printed; but no other address delivered or paper read shall be printed except by order of the Executive Council.

Sec. 5. The terms of office of all officers elected at any annual meeting shall begin at the adjournment of such annual meeting, and end at the adjournment of the next annual meeting. And in case of any vacancy, the Executive Council shall appoint some member to fill the vacancy, who shall hold until kis successor is elected.

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