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The effort of the American Bar Association to frame and adopt a code of legal ethics is deserving of more attention from American lawyers than it is receiving. The adoption of such a code has been under consideration for several years. In 1905 the Association at its annual meeting instructed its committee to report at the meeting to be held in the next year upon "the advisability and practicability" of the adoption of such a code. In pursuance of these instructions the committee reported that in its judgment the adoption of such a code was not only advisable, but highly important, and also that it was practicable.