Lawyers for civil justice
Members, please join your colleagues in New York City December 2-4, 2015 for sessions with some of the most dynamic speakers in the legal industry. Most importantly, help LCJ shape it's legal reform agenda. LCJ has purchased tickets to two Broadway shows: “Beautiful” and the “King and I." Tickets are going fast so register today.
ABOUT LAWYERS FOR CIVIL JUSTICE
For many corporations conducting business in America, the soaring cost of litigation has become a heavy burden. Litigation costs are in fact so high that they are affecting the ability of American companies to compete effectively in the global marketplace. Meanwhile, the high costs and burdens of discovery – especially electronic discovery – are creating a barrier to entry into our courts. It forces litigants to opt out of the U.S. courts in favor of other forms of dispute resolution or, unfortunately, to settle cases without regard to the merits in an effort to avoid the expense of discovery.
Since 1987 Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) has been addressing this issue head on. As a partnership of leading corporate counsel and defense bar practitioners, LCJ forges alliances among its members and leverages the strength of those alliances to help restore and maintain balance in the civil justice system. By uniting the business and defense bar communities in propelling reasonable reform initiatives, LCJ provides our Members with an amplified voice in civil justice reform. In particular, LCJ promotes the corporate and defense perspective on proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and works proactively to achieve specific rule reforms by galvanizing corporate and defense practitioners and legal scholars to offer consensus proposals to the rule makers.