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Forms and disfunction in America's patchwork local legal systems.


It would be nice to see a movement - from lawyers, from judges, and ultimately from the public - to streamline the rules. Even if it's just to make them similar to the federal rules which everyone learns in law school civil procedure. I think there would be better access to justice, and individual cases would be less expensive sometimes as well, because we wouldn't be spending all this time on procedural aspects.

Lawpagandist Brian Foley explains how America's patchwork of local legal procedures - which vary between states, counties and founding-era traditions - presents a barrier to access for regular non-lawyer people without lots and lots of money, and because Brian just launched a legal practice in Pennsylvania, he delivers a handy guide to making your lawyer lots and lots of money.


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Brian Foley

Brian J. Foley is a lawyer, comedian and the author of A New Financial You in 28 Days! A 37-Day Plan.


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