I have been asked to talk today upon the functions of Trial Committees as they exist under the State Bar Act. The act, as you know, was enacted in 1933 and created a body corporate therein designated as "an agency of the state" to be known as the Washington State Bar Association, vesting in it the right to sue and be sued, hold property and to do those other things which are ordinarily incidental to the existence of a corporate entity. The members of the Association are the lawyers of this state, and the Association is governed by a Board of Governors whose supervisory powers are not dissimilar to those exercised over a corporation by its directors. [Speech delivered by De Wolfe Emory of Seattle at a meeting of Trial and Local Administrative Committees at 1937 Convention of Washington State Bar Association.]
De Wolfe Emory,
State Bar Journal,
The Functions of a Trial Committee Under the State Bar Act,
12 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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