Proceedings of the Illinois State Bar Association Volume 37

Proceedings of the Illinois State Bar Association Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: comment just a moment upon one of the matters touched upon by_my friend, Mr. Matheny, with reference to the suggested Master. I think we would all agree that it is improper for the judge to bring pressure to bear for a compromise, and that under the circumstances obtaining in most of our courts it would lead to grave injustice, but that such a procedure is to be deprecated in all cases I think is not so. 1 should like to say just a word on the procedure followed in Norway where they have a consolidated court over which the Judge presides and to which every case must go before-a suit may be entered. If there are any controversies between parties, before you can start your suit you must take it into the consolidated court where the matter is heard quickly by the Judgeand an attempt made there, upon a statement of the facts, to compromise the case. Until after the consolidated court has approved starting a suit, the suit may not be started. I am told by those familiar with this practice in Norway and elsewhere, that it has led to very satisfactory results and reduced the amount of litigation enormously. MR. PAGE: I would like to call attention in connection with the report-that the.Supreme Court of the State has never adopted any code of ethics. And from an experience of about two years now on the Grievance Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, and the present Chairman, I would like to call this matter to the attention of the Illinois State Bar Association and gain, if I can, their assistance in a movement which is now under foot in the Chicago Bar Association to get the Supreme Court to formally adopt a Code of Ethics by which the members may have some definite knowledge by which their conduct may be judged. We have had to more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862651
  • 9781236862655