The American Bar Association is a voluntary association, organized at Saratoga, New York, in 1878. The object of the Association, as defined by its Constitution, is "to advance the science of jurisprudence, promote the administration of justice and uniformity of legislation and of judicial decision throughout the Nation, uphold the honor of the profession of the law, and encourage cordial intercourse among the members of the American Bar." The Association has at present about 28,000 members, residing throughout all of the United States proper and in Hawaii, China, Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands.
Silas H. Strawn,
The Semi-Centennial Meeting of the American Bar Association in Seattle,
3 Wash. L. Rev.
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