Presidential addresses have shown a decided trend in the last few years away from discussions of cases in which only a few were interested, and from controversial political subjects, toward themes more vitally touching our everyday life. Where a few years ago we found advocacy of a code of legal ethics and higher educational standards urged, we now take those things for granted. Our constitution still permitting the president one chance to air his views before passing into oblivion, I feel justified in following this trend, and will endeavor, therefore, to report on the stewardship of your officers for the past year, and direct your attention to a number of matters which during the year of service on your behalf have impressed me as worthy of our attention.
Glenn J. Fairbrook,
6 Wash. L. Rev.
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