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 aims to help judges make sense of America’s rapidly changing civil justice environment.
This year’s Symposium tackled timely issues such as the impact of attorney advertising on plaintiffs and juries, the ALI’s proposed new Restatement of Consumer Contracts, the role of judges in evaluating expert testimony, and trends in opioid-related litigation. 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.