A COALITION OF DEFENSE TRIAL LAWYERS AND CORPORATE COUNSEL PROMOTING EXCELLENCE AND FAIRNESS IN THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Created by defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel, Lawyers for Civil Justice is a national coalition supporting excellence, fairness and improvements within the civil justice system, It supports activities at both the state and national levels designed to achieve reforms, which will ensure balance in the civil justice system. Greater predictability in damage awards, streamlining the discovery process, and improving the management of litigation and scarce judicial resources are all long range goals of LCJ.
LCJ plays a unique role in the civil justice reform movement by coalescing the resources of the defense trial lawyers with the support of a significant segment of the business community. With members throughout the United States, LCJ is supported by three national defense trial lawyer associations and works closely with over 60 state defense trial lawyer organizations. The three national associations are Defense Research Institute (DRI), Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). Since defense trial lawyers of these associations are directly involved in the defense of clients in the courtroom, they provide the solid basis from which to address fundamental weaknesses of the civil justice system.
Lawyers for Civil Justice offers a counterbalance to an organized plaintiffs' bar on civil justice reform issues. It provides a sharp contrast to some existing legal organizations that rigidly seek to preserve the status quo - a position that has become increasingly unpopular with consumers and providers of products and services.
Lawyers for Civil Justice provides defense trial lawyers with a more united voice to educate public on the need for civil justice reform. By assuring its member the opportunity to participate fully in hearings, forums and other public policy debates, LCJ has become a part of a working network of other organizations and corporations promoting reform.
LCJ members meet twice annually with conferences focusing on legislative as well as judicial rulemaking activities. Recent participants have included a prominent array of judges, policymakers, and lawmakers.
For More Information, Contact: Lawyers for Civil Justice
1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036