Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Why Go to Trial? An in class exercise.

The actual offered answers:

'To establish facts!'

'It gives a controlled environment for confrontation...'

'The verdict validates the result.'

Several other eager students gave their reasons for going to trial, but the professor was still unable to get what he wanted.

"You've all said valid reasons for going to trial, but none of you have said the magic words. Anybody know what those magic words are?"

Like a bolt of lightening surging through my system, 2 magic words rush from my head: Billable Hours.

The question I ask is 'is my response wrong in light of the fact that the professor's magic words were 'truth' and 'justice'?'