Memorandum in re Time to Trial Cause and Effect Essay by cee-cee

Memorandum in re Time to Trial
A discussion of the reasons that "time to trial" is often more lengthy in civil cases than in criminal cases.
# 114659 | 1,424 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2009 in Law (Civil) , Law (Criminal) , Law (Administrative)

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This paper provides information concerning the reasons that civil cases often take much longer to come to trial than do criminal cases. The author identifies various factors that are held to be causal in delaying civil cases in reaching the trial phase and explains why criminal cases often reach trial much earlier. The paper also explores the role that attorneys play in the delays in going to trial in civil cases and the ethical questions surrounding these delays.

Overview of Civil and Criminal Case Facts
Differentiation of Rules and Procedures
The Discovery Process a Factor in Time to Trial
Motion Hearings
Mediation and Arbitration
Differentiated Case Management Successful in Some Courts

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ayscue, E. Osborne Jr. (1999) Key Distinctions in the U.S. Court System. September 1999. USIS Issues of Democracy. Online available:
  • Mohr, Joe (2008) Why Is My Personal Injury Case Taking So Long? Lexis Nexis Online available at:
  • Differentiated Case Tracking Program -Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Executive Summary of DCTP (2008) Fairfax Circuit Court Civil Case Management. Online Available at:

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