Monday, November 10, 2008

Crowded dockets mean empty libraries

“I’d love to have time to visit the crime scene and do more legal research,” Mr. Jones said.

This quote from from today's NYT article states a truth; overburdened attorneys don't have the time to prepare cases. I have read similar quotes from attorneys assigned to family court cases. If our libraries are underutized, or if more self-represented visit the library than attorneys, let's look at the burdens placed on attorneys. Access to justice means many things--competent representation requires support. This blog is concerned with legal research; let's recognize that our libraries can only be used when an attorney has the time to walk down the hall to the library.

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