TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 22, 2013

In a recent opinion piece on Knoxnews, Knoxville lawyer Wayne A. Ritchie suggests that civil jury trials are becoming endangered as the resources and time needed to navigate the legal system increase. One solution being used in other jurisdictions is the Short, Summary and Expedited (SSE) trial model. Ritchie writes that a study of courts using this model reveals that locally-tailored approaches can successfully streamline litigation. Ritchie, who is serving as president of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Southeastern Chapter, says the organization has endorsed the concept and will be advocating for SSE trials in Tennessee. Read more about the concept in his article.