Thursday, November 22, 2007


Lawyers act with a high degree of motivation to increase their revenues and profits, and bar associations to a great extent act as trade organizations to protect and advance the economic interests of lawyers. They are thus not good candidates to appeal to for the purpose of trying to advocate changes in the civil liability system that will reduce litigation and alter or lessen the compensation of plaintiffs' lawyers. Defense attorneys profit very nicely as well and can justify their own fees by calling attention to how large the verdicts and settlements are that they are trying to defend against and how much the plaintiffs lawyers are getting.

Although very little is to be expected from lawyers and bar associations on the issue of tort reform, I have made communications to them and expect to make more.

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