“Just in case”: Too much litigation?

Authors

  • Eyal Katvan

Keywords:

Access to justice, litigation, court, judges, lawyers, the legal profession, judgements, Acceso a la justicia, litigio, tribunal, jueces, abogados, la profesión jurídica, sentencias

Abstract

This Oñati Socio-Legal Series publication is the product of an Oñati workshop on Too much litigation, held June 2019. This is the third and final part of a trilogy of workshops held in Oñati; the first two parts dealt with the legal professionals: lawyers (Oñati workshop 2012, titled Too Many Lawyers?); and judges (Oñati workshop 2016, titled Too Few Judges?). In this final workshop, we focused on litigants and litigation – the “clients” of both judges and lawyers. The overall finding is that too much/not enough litigation might endanger access to justice. In a wider context, putting the three themes together creates a better understanding of the importance of access to justice and the role of the legal profession and the professionals in ensuring this basic right.

Este número de Oñati Socio-Legal Series es producto de un seminario celebrado en junio de 2019 en Oñati sobre el exceso de litigios. Es la tercera parte de una trilogía de seminarios celebrados en Oñati; las dos primeras partes trataron sobre las profesiones jurídicas: abogados (seminario de 2012, titulado Too many lawyers?) y jueces (seminario de 2016, titulado Too few judges?). En este último seminario, nos centramos en los litigantes y el litigio -los "clientes" tanto de jueces como de abogados. El hallazgo general es que un exceso o un defecto de actividad litigante puede poner en peligro el acceso a la justicia. En un contexto más amplio, reunir los tres elementos procura un mejor entendimiento de la importancia del acceso a la justicia y el papel de la profesión y los profesionales de la judicatura para garantizar ese derecho básico.

Available from: https://doi.org/10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1186

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How to Cite

Katvan, E. (2021) “‘Just in case’: Too much litigation?”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 11(2), pp. 315–320. Available at: https://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/view/1358 (Accessed: 6 May 2021).