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Book Review

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Today the federal court is becoming increasingly familiar to the average attorney. Gone is the day when federal practice was limited to a select bar in the largest cities. Going is the day when an attorney can economically and realistically limit himself to the state court practice. Social Security, government contract, tax, labor, federal tort matters now bring the federal presence into every hamlet. Every Congress increases that presence and the occasion for federal court litigation-our increasingly mobile society renders a diversity case more and more usual. Yet many attorneys outside the District of Columbia have not the slightest acquaintance with federal practice and either shy away from it altogether or operate less effectively than might be.

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17 Am. U. L. Rev. 388