Kate Bartlett and Ira worked together as reporters on the ALI project. I was merely one of nearly thirty advisors to the reporters. The advisors had no responsibility for drafting, no responsibility for coming up with original proposals. Our sole job was to come once a year to a meeting in Philadelphia and take potshots at the drafts that Ira, Kate, and Grace Blumberg sent to us. At the meetings, the reporters would sit on a platform and listen to our comments as we moved section by section through a draft. Ira became a master of reportership. He would nod as we attacked him. He would smile. You know his grin. He would take lots of notes. He would answer questions without being unduly defensive.
Chambers, David L. "For Ira Ellman: One More Reason 'Why Making Family Law Is Hard'." Ariz. St. L. J. 35, no. 3 (2003): 719-21.