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Civil Justice ReconsideredToward a Less Costly, More Accessible Litigation System$
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Steven P. Croley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479855001

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479855001.001.0001

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In Pursuit of Civil Justice

(p.241) Conclusion
Civil Justice Reconsidered

Steven P. Croley

NYU Press

The conclusion of the book wraps up by reiterating overarching themes. It observes again that the influential critique of the civil litigation system, while not compelling, rightly emphasizes the costs of litigation. It explains that because the litigation systems sees at once too few cases and too much litigation, it should be rendered both more accommodating to those who lack access and less costly for those who have it. That combination would advance the aspirations of civil justice. The conclusion also notes that improving the civil litigation system, in the ways such as those proposed in this book, is most likely to result from decentralized reform through localized experimentation.

Keywords:   civil justice, costs of litigation, access, decentralized reform

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