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Perspectives: The Federal Rules' Quest for Efficiency
Litigation News
  • Susan J. Becker, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1995
Keywords
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,
  • efficiency,
  • civil justice reform,
  • civil procedure
Disciplines
Abstract
As lawyers celebrate (or mourn) the first anniversary of the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, it is worth noting that last year's amendments marked a major philosophical metamorphosis in our theory of civil justice. They reflect an attempt to move away from a system aptly suited to war analogies and toward increased cooperation between the parties and "hands-on" management by the judiciary. This, in turn, is supposed to encourage efficiency--the oft-cited yet elusive goal of civil justice reform.
Citation Information
Susan J. Becker, Perspectives: The Federal Rules' Quest for Efficiency, 20 Litigation News no. 2 (December 1994-January 1995) at p. 12