Notice and demand; default.
Contracting out.

Compensation for injuries; subrogation.


Express provision for.

Provision guarding against invalidity.
Discrimination between directory and mandatory expressions.


Penalty for.
False statements.
Forging certificates.

Notice, hearing.

Avoidance of unnecessary damage.


Expense; lien.

Substituted performance.



General enforcement provision.
Special attorney to prosecute.

Action for penalties, who entitled to bring.

Information; process; summons or arrest; default judgments. Record of prosecutions and convictions.

Reports of disposal of cases.

Governor's power to appoint prosecutors.

Enforcement in equity; power to initiate proceedings; staying injunction, limitation of.

Mandamus to compel.

Power to sue civilly; suit in whose name; recovery for whose benefit.

Costs and attorneys' fees.


Relaxation of ordinary rules; summary proceedings.
Priority of disposition.

Power in judge or in court; in term or in vacation.
Suspension of sentence; power to remit.


Administrative or judicial review; administrative power of revision on discovery or allegation of new facts.

Appeal; injunction; mandamus; certiorari; habeas corpus.
Questions reviewable.

Prima facie evidence of administrative findings.

Liability of state or municipality; immunity of officer acting bona fide.




To the American Bar Association:

This committee respectfully reports that the President of the Association designated:

Ralph W. Breckenridge, Omaha, Neb.,
William H. Staake, Philadelphia, Pa.,
Lawrence E. Sexton, New York, N. Y.,
Thomas W. Shelton, Norfolk, Va.,
Charles Henry Butler, Washington, D. C.,
George T. Page, Peoria, Ill.,
Thomas H. Reynolds, Kansas City, Mo.,
R. E. L. Saner, Dallas, Tex.,

Lynn Helm, Los Angeles, Cal.,

as a committee to promote attendance at the meeting in Montreal. With his usual energy and intelligence Chairman Breckenridge, on May 31, 1913, submitted to each member of the committee his views as to the best method to be pursued in securing the desired attendance of our members. In return the members of the committee presented their respective views to the Chairman, who promised "to assimilate all the suggestions" he should receive.

The result of this assimilation was the printed circular letter dated July 7, 1913, addressed to each member of the American Bar Association, containing lithographic reproductions of the signature of each member of the Attendance Committee.

What has been the effect of this letter, "somewhat more personal than the usual formal announcements," setting forth "a very unusual program, in its dignity and interest," the attendance at, and the interest manifested in, the meeting at Montreal will evidence.

On Friday, August 8, 1913, Ralph W. Breckenridge, the distinguished Chairman of the Committee on Attendance, for nearly thirty years a prominent member, not only of the Nebraska Bar, but of the Bar of the United States, a leader in the work of the church with which he was officially connected, a club man, traveller, authority on the law of insurance, one of the most widely known of Omaha's citizens, was killed in an automobile accident, at Des Moines, Iowa.

Mr. Breckenridge had been one of the most active, aggressive, enthusiastic and intelligent members of the American Bar Association, a member of its Executive Committee and General Council and at times the Chairman of important committees. His colleagues upon the Committee on Attendance regard the circular letter of July 7, 1913, as his last word to his fellow members of the Association, who mourn the death of one who had not only commanded and had received their regard and esteem but also from those who were privileged to be his intimates, a wealth of affectionate interest which but few men receive from men.

In presenting this report, his colleagues upon the Committee on Attendance record their own sense of profound grief for the death of their Chairman, and earnestly believe their sorrow is one common to every member of the American Bar Association privileged to know him in life and with them sincerely to mourn his sudden death. For them and with them they record their sympathy for the wife and children, who have sustained an irreparable loss in the death of their beloved husband and father. Respectfully submitted by the committee,


Acting Chairman.




To the Members of the American Bar Association:

We have much pleasure in reporting for the current year the largest membership increase in the history of the Association, the total number of new members admitted being 2634, making a net increase of 2449.

The efforts of your committee, in this the first year of its existence as a standing committee, have been directed mainly to stimulating the interest and activity of the various State Vice-Presidents and Local Councils, to whom, by our constitution and by-laws is entrusted the power to nominate candidates for membership from their respective states. We believe that these officials in the states where membership matters have been active during the past year have discharged their duties with a high degree of fidelity, scrutinizing with great care all applications upon which they have passed.

At the threshold of our activities we surveyed the field in order to ascertain the strong and weak spots numerically in the membership situation, and we now have in our records schedules showing, inter alia, per state such matters as (a) the total Bar, (b) total A. B. A. membership, (c) percentage of same to total Bar, (d) number of lawyers in the various State Bar Associations, and (e) the percentage of each to the Bar of the state. We also have statistical tables giving surveys of such matters as the Association's growth by years in each state and federal judicial district, and which evidence surprising inactivity during some years on the part of some of the Association's Vice-Presidents and Local Councils.

These statistics are in many respects exceedingly interesting, indicating, for example, that Vermont (with the possible exception of one state, the figures for which are not yet verified) has a higher percentage of the State Bar enrolled in the State Bar



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