TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 9, 2018
An opinion piece published in the Boston Globe this week examines how the present trend against jury trials leads to young attorneys being undertrained as trial lawyers and a criminal justice system that makes it easier for criminals and corporations to hide their misdeeds. More and more cases are now in small claims court or have been eliminated by “no fault” clauses. Contracts now call for disputes to go to arbitration instead of court. And when cases do go to trial, junior lawyers are often not included, as insurance companies have resisted paying for a second seat in the courtroom, weakening the legal profession’s apprentice system.