Finding aid for the Cleveland Bar Association Records, Series II

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Cleveland Bar Association
Title: Cleveland Bar Association Records, Series II
Dates: 1937-1983
Extent: 25.20 linear feet (36 containers and 11 oversize volumes)
Abstract: The Cleveland Bar Assocaition (f. 1873) is an organization of of Cleveland, Ohio, lawyers whose purpose is to maintain the honor and dignity of the law profession and promote legal and judicial reform. Operating via a series of committees, the association over the years has investigated misconduct by lawyers, judges, sheriffs, and police, which has resulted in resignations and/or disbarment. The collection consists of minutes, agendas, financial materials, correspondence, memoranda, directories, records of the Court Management Project, a subject file, scrapbooks and issues of the Cleveland Bar Association journal. The collection is useful for understanding the activities and interests of the association, including the Court Management Project, 1970-76, which explored judicial reform in Cuyahoga County courts, and illuminates some of the controversy which surrounded the "deregulation" of the profession, such as the advertising of legal services.
MS Number MS 4332
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English