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About Law Reform Network
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\"The world is preserved by three things: Justice, Truth, and Peace . . .\" - Pirke Avot 1:18

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LAW REFORM NETWORK:

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We are citizens concerned with improving America's state and federal judicial systems.

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Our judicial systems just don't work.  

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The machinery of justice is primitive.  America deserves better than 14th century procedural rigamarole in the 21st century.   Our anachronistic adversary system - descended from medieval trial-by-battle - benefits only the lawyer industry.

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The innocent are convicted and the guilty go free. See, for example, Truth in Justice Web Site

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Civil Litigation that should last a few days goes on for years and years.

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Frivolous claims are rewarded with outrageous awards.

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People with simple, honest claims are thrown out of court on technicalities.

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In early America, pro se litigation (representing oneself in court without a lawyer) was the rule rather than the exception. People could choose to state their claim with truth and dignity and let the court decide - without each side slandering the other. Today, however, the lawyer industry has taken over the courts. In every state but one, UNLAWFUL PRACTICE OF LAW statutes make it a crime to help a friend or anyone else with legal matters.

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California takes this a step further with a novel statute (\"vexatious litigant\" statute) which practically criminalizes pro se litigation.

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The courts exist today for the enrichment of one industry - the legal industry - not to serve the public interest. In fact, today a high percentage of the total litigation revolves around lawyers' fees rather than around the issues of the litigants.

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Our goal is to inform the public regarding these issues and publicize abuses of the system:

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\"Publicity is . . . commended . . . Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants\" - Sup.Ct. Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1914));

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to promote public discussion of these issues; and to work toward improvement.

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You are invited to join LAW REFORM NETWORK discussion forums, or to join our email list, if you are interested in the issues we present on our website and issues of Law Reform in general.

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Law Reform Network is nonprofit and fiercely independent.

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