|Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer|
Monday, October 23, 2006
The Real Cost of Litigation
Anyway who has been involved daily in litigation will have a hard time disputing those words.
Which does not mean that all consequences of litigation are bad; no one could (at least seriously)argue that the workplace of 2006 is not better than the workplace of 1963, and that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has played a large part in that difference, and much of what it has accomplished would not have happened but for litigation. But still, what Lord Hoffman says rings very true ... and finding the key to keeping the litigation benefits for society from outbalancing the costs to society is or should be the holy grail of the justice system.
A step, would be the recognition of those who sit on the benches of the wider impact when the focus is primarily (or even solely) on moving their docket.
A hat tip to JD Hull at What About Clients? for the link to the article.