Lawyer ‘clinic’ Aim to Prevent Court Clogging

A “clinic” for lawyers, similar to the interneship that young doctors serve in hospitals, has been established in connection with the activities of the Bronx Legal Assistance Society, Mrs. George Samuels, director of the society, reports.

For some time judges and prominent attorneys in the Bronx have felt that something should be done about youthful, inexperienced lawyers who clog the calendars of the courts with cases which drag out to objectionable length and impede the settlement of worthier ones.

Actual cases from the files of the Bronx Legal Assistance Society will be assigned to young attorneys, under supervision of Bronx judges and lawyers, in practice courts. Lectures on practice and procedure and criticism of the trials will follow.

The first lecture of the “clinic” will be held in the old Supreme Court building at 161st street and Third avenue, the Bronx, on September 14. Following this a lecture every Friday evening throughout the year will be held.

The committee of attorneys in charge of the “clinic” is headed by Samuel S. Einhorn and includes Morris L. Gussow, Edward Arkin, Samuel Brodsky, Frederick House, Gerald Paradise, Edward Perlmutter, Samuel Stern, Hyman Walker, Aaron Schwartz, Leo Politzer and Charles Gadd.

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