• Short Summary

    Fifteen hundred Commonwealth judges, barristers, solicitors and their wives, formed part of the vast audience of 1,500 attending the Aug. 29 opening ceremony of the five-day 83rd Annual Convocation of the American Bar Association in Washington, U.

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    Fifteen hundred Commonwealth judges, barristers, solicitors and their wives, formed part of the vast audience of 1,500 attending the Aug. 29 opening ceremony of the five-day 83rd Annual Convocation of the American Bar Association in Washington, U.S.A., Guests of the A.B.A., they listened as Chief Justice Earl Warren of the U.S. Supreme Court made a speech of welcome to the Commonwealth delegation's leader, Viscount Kilmuir, Britain's Lord High Chancellor.

    Later the same day, at the Statler Hilton Hotel, President Eisenhower addressed the joint session, described as the greatest international gathering of the legal profession ever held in the United States.

    Leaders of the bench and bar of Great Britain, Australia and Canada are repaying a visit by members of the American Bar Association to London in 1957.

    The A.B.A., which last met in Washington ten years ago, will now separate into smaller groups to discuss and examine such things as communism, international criminal law, individual rights and medical care for the aged. But not all the time will be spent on business. Social events have been arranged for the Commonwealth visitors, including a trip down the Potomac to Mount Vernon,sightseeing tours, concerts and receptions. Highlight of the opening day was a White House reception given by President and Mrs. Eisenhower.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SUSRZ6Z62IIXF24R4RI0JBMG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SUSRZ6Z62IIXF24R4RI0JBMG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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