Judge Urges Cutting Needless Costs, Delays

Middleton, Martha
May 1982
American Bar Association Journal;May82, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p525
Academic Journal
Reports on initiatives to reduce unnecessary costs and delays in the litigation of cases in the U.S. Emphasis on ethics in the practice of law; Inappopriate practices by lawyers; Initiatives to improve the image of the law profession.


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