The National Law Journal
January 28, 2013
6. January 28, 2013 08:36 PM
Will someone help me understanding the thinking behind Mr. McKinney's comment? Is he blaming the lawyers, the parties, or a system that allows for the orderly resolution of grievances? Is his thinking something like....., If we substantially reduced the number of farmers and food processors or made the cost of food extremely expensive, would we not solve the obesity problem in American in a just a few years or less?
Here's another thought..... Is the gentleman's thinking something like .....We could get rid of growing corruption among public servants by disbanding government and replacing the rule of law with anarchy?
Exactly who or what funds the American Tort Reform Association. Hmmm.... I wonder why it is located in Washington DC? Has anyone done any research about what percentage of all litigation at all levels involves government entities, agencies, or institutions as a named litigant? To put it blunty, litigation is NOT primarily about TORT (personal injury). For purposes of my question, you may ignore those cases that start out as State vs or The People vs where the other party is a real person who is accused of a crime. I strongly suspect that even with those cases removed from the list, that lawyers are not the problem.
— Lewis Burton Coe
7. January 28, 2013 02:52 PM
This is clear supply and demand. This past year has been rough on revenue for many attorneys, which perhaps is due to the sheer number of attorneys in each field flooding the market. When potential candidates don't see a clear and prosperous future in the profession, they look elsewhere. Once demand increases for the current supply, or supply decreases for the current demand... attorney wages and success will again increase and be a more popular option for our young career seekers.
— Legal Assistant
8. January 28, 2013 11:11 AM
This is heartening news in that our overly litigious nation needs more lawyers like it needs a hole in the head.
— Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.