Commercial Law World - Issue 4, 2017 - 15

Historical Interest

The CLLA - Should We
or Shouldn't We?
By Theodore J. Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief
The Commercial Law League
has so much history. Sometimes
this history provides lessons for life
well beyond the practice of law. The
article that follows gives us such
a lesson. Published in February
of 1919, right at the conclusion of
World War I and the founding of
the League of Nations and also the
establishment of Communism in
Russia, this article brings home the
reality of a fight over money. What
is money really, but a piece of paper
or a coin. This case shows that
attorneys in 1919 were concerned
about the same issues facing
attorney's today: Money.
But instead of thousands or even
hundreds of dollars, the issues are
addressed in one dollar increments.
"Should he keep $2.50 of the first
$5.00 collected." The folly of what
we are fighting over shows in this
article.
However, the article also shows
how the League debated issues still
relevant today. It is hard to believe
that attorneys argued over being
paid before the creditor. Yet, this
debate set the ethical standards and
rules we have today. Interesting
stuff makes for interesting reading.
The League history is amazing!

Let us know what you think!
Email us at editor@clla.org.

CLLA.ORG

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