Bench and Bar Volume 9

Bench and Bar Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...directing the attention of its readers to the letter of Mr. Charles L Bemheimer with reference to the recent adoption by the City Court of the rule giving a preference to commercial causes. With regard to Mr. Bemheimer s suggestion that certain lawyers take the vow of poverty and undertake to act as oflicial referees of the City Court, it is rather difficult to see how that could be arranged so as to work satisfactorily or result in great economy. Naturally an action would have to be brought before the court could refer it, and the proceedings, both during and after the reference, would be about the same as at present. It does seem, however, that a field of real usefulness is open to some lawyer or lawyers whose standing is such as to command the confidence of the community, should they be willing to undertake to act as professional arbitrators in mercantile and other disputes. It might well be that considerable litigation would be avoided if disputants might quickly, easily, and economically present their contentions to an unprejudiced individual who, although without any recognized authority to enforce his decisions, would command respect by reason of his legal training and demonstrated aptitude for settling disputes justly. Bzncn AND BAR has always believed that arbitration is a proceeding which should be more frequently resorted to by those who find themselves unable to agree. THE KNELL OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER. The present period oi our history has been termed "The Era of the Great Sob in appreciation of the prevalence of sentimental reformers who weep over and wage fierce warfare upon imaginary wrongs, and whose particular fad is to place the criminal upon a pedestal of martyrdom whenever he is called upon more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646630
  • 9781236646637