Officers and Members. Report of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting - Vermont Bar Association

Officers and Members. Report of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting - Vermont Bar Association

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: not a single member of this Association, I venture to say, present to-night, that can recall a single case he ever had in court--though defeated--that would believe for a single instant that there was any want of honesty and fair dealing on the part of the bench. Now that is a good deal to say, but is it not true? And the only thing that troubles me is, when you talk about progress, to see how we are to do it better in the future. We may keep along with the advance of time, but I doubt if you will ever see the bar when it is fairer with the bench, or the bench when it is more honest with the bar and with the people than it is to-day and always has been in this State of our's, and that is considerable to say. If we fill the foot-steps of our illustrious predecessors, both of the bench and bar, we will do well indeed. Pres. Stickney. Mr. Mimms, who was to respond to the last toast, "The Reporters," is not with us, and that toast we shall have to drink in silence, remembering him while we do. What are you going to drink? For myself I am in the unfortunate condition of the old gentleman who told his son about his experience in a fight or approaching a fight. He said, "If that man had said another word I should have knocked his brains out." The boy looked at his father with admir ng gaze ard says, "He couldn't have knocked any brains out of you, could he, father?" We have two 003' here to-night; they are early risers, md go to bed early, and I think agree with me that it is about time to hear from our chorister; and our exercises will close with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne." APPENDIX. The President's Address. Gentlemen of the Vermont Bar Association: Our Association was formed in 1878, about a year after the formation of the American more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123668186X
  • 9781236681867