Washington Law Review


Jess Hawley


In view of the interest of the attorneys of Washington in an involuntary integral State Bar Organization, it may be of interest to recite the history of the Idaho Act. In 1921 the lawyers of Idaho came definitelv to the conclusion that a voluntary Bar Association had been, then was and would always be a shabbv, even though a genteel sort of failure. The next move was to find another type of organization, and casting about they came across the model self-governing Bar Act reported by Judge Goodwin's committee to the American Bar Association after many years of study This, after a struggle, was adopted as the law in 1923. [Hawley was the president of the Idaho State Bar Association.]

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