George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Fifteenth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues

Event Details

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  • Venue: Belmond Charleston Place
  • Division: The Judicial Education Program

Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues

The civil justice system in the United States is in a constant state of flux. Changes occur at both the state and federal levels, through both legislative and judicial actions. At the same time, judges face a constant barrage of new and innovative legal theories and procedural maneuvers. The LEC’s annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues aimed to help judges make sense of America’s rapidly changing civil justice environment.

This year’s Symposium once again tackled a broad range of timely issues such as liability for businesses during the ever-changing public health crisis with COVID-19, third party litigation funding, the role of judges in evaluating expert testimony, trends in medical liability damages, increasing state efforts to enact new data privacy protections, state efforts to regulate securities markets and mergers, class actions and mass arbitration, trends in opioid litigation, municipality and other public entity litigation for consumer fraud and public nuisance, and issues regarding multi-district litigation (MDLs). Legal and economic experts representing a variety of perspectives dissected and debated these topics, and many more, while participating judges had the opportunity to ask probing questions and seek insight into some of today’s most contentious legal issues.

Please see below for recordings of the event: