George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Opportunities to Improve the US Legal System–Identifying Areas of Agreement

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Rayburn House Office Building
  • Division: Civil Justice Academy

A leading defense lawyer and a leading plantiff lawyer will discuss ideas to improve the US legal system. 

In recent years, both plantiffs and defendants have criticized the US legal system for its lengthy, costly and burdensome characteristics.  A myriad of proposals have emerged from lawyers and policymakers alike, but which should be the top priorities?  Further, can plantiff lawyers and defense lawyers find any room for agreement?

This lunch briefing will serve as a froum for leading representatives from both sides to quickly outline thier top proposals.  Both lawyers have been instructed to identify proposals in which they believe the other side could agree.  What remains to be seen is whether any consensus can emerge.


Stuart Z. Grossman, Partner, Grossman Roth, PA


Victor E. Schwartz, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP