From the Bench. Obituary: The American Trial Lawyer, Born 1641 - Died 20??

39 Litigation 5, Spring 2013

3 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2014

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Mark W. Bennett

U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa); Independent; Drake University - Law School

Date Written: January 1, 2013

Abstract

In the age of the vanishing civil jury trial an experienced federal district judge pens a fictitious obituary for the American Trial Lawyer.

The American trial lawyer (ATL), who, in innumerable ways, enhanced the lives of so many Americans and made the United States a fairer, healthier, safer, more egalitarian, and just nation, passed away recently. Although a precise age is uncertain, ATL is believed to have been at least 371 years old at the time of death.

Keywords: trial lawyer, vanishing trial

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Mark W., From the Bench. Obituary: The American Trial Lawyer, Born 1641 - Died 20?? (January 1, 2013). 39 Litigation 5, Spring 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2508406

Mark W. Bennett (Contact Author)

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