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Making Sure We Are True to Our Founders: The Association of the Bar of the City of NY, 1970-95 Jeffrey Brandon Morris

Making Sure We Are True to Our Founders: The Association of the Bar of the City of NY, 1970-95

Jeffrey Brandon Morris

Published January 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780823217380
Hardcover
185 pages
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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York may well be the nations most well-respected and public-spirited bar association. Writing a sequel to George Martins centennial history of the Association of the Bar, Jeffrey B. Morris has told theMoreThe Association of the Bar of the City of New York may well be the nations most well-respected and public-spirited bar association. Writing a sequel to George Martins centennial history of the Association of the Bar, Jeffrey B. Morris has told the remarkable story of the Association during the first twenty-five years of its second century. While never turning away from its earlier concerns, during the years 1970-1995 the City Bar became a role model for bar associations throughout the United States by directly providing legal services for the poor while at the same time becoming vastly more inclusive in its membership and leadership. Morris has been able to write a most readable book on a subject not easy to make come alive. He describes vividly the City Bars contribution to national events such as its march on Washington against the Vietnam War and the battles against the nominations of G. Harold Carswell and Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The leaders of the Association - men and women of the caliber of Francis T. P. Plimpton, Herbert Brownell, Bernard Botein, Cyrus Vance, John Feerick, Conrad Harper, and Barbara Robinson - are portrayed, as are the activities of the Associations committees, the lifeblood of its work.