Ted video: Four ways to fix a broken legal system
That's the title of my Slaw post for today. It reads as follows: The annual Ted conference always has thought provoking presentations. One of the presentations this year was entitled "Four ways to fix a broken legal system". Its worth taking the 19 minutes to watch.
The basic proposition of the presenter, Philip K. Howard, is that the legal system has become so complex that it instills fear to act. People become so self-conscious of their judgments that it skews behaviour towards failure.
We should not just dismiss this as being unique to the American legal system. The Canadian system may not be as extreme in this regard - but many of his issues are still relevant.