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duced us must be a pretty good system after all, doubts as to the value and the permanence of the new order of things in legal education were widespread. But the modern law school is now a perfectly accepted thing, and the opposition is a constantly dwindling minority. A little while and "time, like an ever rolling stream," will bear away much of what remains. To a new generation of lawyers, educated in law schools, all that I have said today may well appear only the elucidation of the obvious.

PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE

OF

Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

HELD AT

MONTREAL, P. Q., CANADA,

August 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1913.

OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE
1913-1914.

CHARLES THADDEUS TERRY, President,
100 Broadway, New York, New York.

ROME G. BROWN, Vice-President,
1006 Metropolitan Life Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn.

TALCOTT H. RUSSELL, Treasurer,

42 Church Street, New Haven, Connecticut.

CLARENCE N. WOOLLEY, Secretary,
308 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

MEMORANDUM.

The Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws is made up of Commissioners appointed by the Governors of the different states, meeting in conference and organizing themselves into a national body for the better accomplishment of the work for which its members were appointed by the states. The Commissioners, usually three from each state, are appointed under laws of the respective states creating them, usually for five years, with authority to confer with the Commissioners of the other states and recommend forms of bills or measures to bring about uniformity of laws in the execution and proofs of deeds and wills,

in the laws of bills and notes, marriage and divorce and other subjects where such uniformity seems practicable and desirable. The officers of the Conference consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, elected annually. Twenty-three Conferences have so far been held; the first at Saratoga for three days, beginning August 24, 1892, and the twenty-third at Montreal, P. Q., Canada, August 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1913.

A complete list of the Commissioners of the several states with standing and special committees will be found in the following pages.

The time of the Twenty-third Annual Conference was largely taken up in the consideration of the proposed amendments to the Negotiable Instruments Law, the drafts of the Compulsory and Elective Workmen's Compensation Acts, the Uniform Partnership Act, and the presentation of the reports of the standing and special committees of the Conference.

The proposed amendments to the Negotiable Instruments Law, after lengthy consideration by the Conference, were rejected.

The Uniform Partnership Act was recommitted to the Committee on Commercial Law for further consideration and report next year.

The Compulsory and Elective Workmen's Compensation Acts were approved tentatively by the Conference and recommitted to the special committee having them in charge for further consideration and report.

SECRETARY'S NOTICE.

In accordance with the Constitution and By-laws adopted by this Conference, the Commissioners will please advise the Secretary of the date of their appointment, specifying the law or authority under which the appointment was made and the duration of their term of office; also of any changes in the personnel of the respective state commissions.

The Conference earnestly urges upon the Commissioners of the several states the importance of introducing at the next session of their legislatures, all of the bills recommended by the

Conference which have not yet been passed, and the Secretary would ask Commissioners to communicate with him whenever such bills are introduced.

In case the list of Commissioners as printed in this report is not correct, or any changes are made subsequently, the Secretary should be notified at once.

Extra copies of this report and such previous reports as are extant may be obtained on application to the President or the Secretary.

in the laws of bills and notes, marriage and divorce and other subjects where such uniformity seems practicable and desirable. The officers of the Conference consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, elected annually. Twenty-three Conferences have so far been held; the first at Saratoga for three days, beginning August 24, 1892, and the twenty-third at Montreal, P. Q., Canada, August 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1913.

A complete list of the Commissioners of the several states with standing and special committees will be found in the following pages.

The time of the Twenty-third Annual Conference was largely taken up in the consideration of the proposed amendments to the Negotiable Instruments Law, the drafts of the Compulsory and Elective Workmen's Compensation Acts, the Uniform Partnership Act, and the presentation of the reports of the standing and special committees of the Conference.

The proposed amendments to the Negotiable Instruments Law, after lengthy consideration by the Conference, were rejected.

The Uniform Partnership Act was recommitted to the Committee on Commercial Law for further consideration and report next year.

The Compulsory and Elective Workmen's Compensation Acts were approved tentatively by the Conference and recommitted to the special committee having them in charge for further consideration and report.

SECRETARY'S NOTICE.

In accordance with the Constitution and By-laws adopted by this Conference, the Commissioners will please advise the Secretary of the date of their appointment, specifying the law or authority under which the appointment was made and the duration of their term of office; also of any changes in the personnel of the respective state commissions.

The Conference earnestly urges upon the Commissioners of the several states the importance of introducing at the next session of their legislatures, all of the bills recommended by the

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