​​​​Legal System of the Future

The Legal System of the Future was actually something of a struggle.  I tried to let a character write it as I usually do. It just happens, but here…….. Cedric?  Tommy?  There was no inspiration.  The system is just so bad, as Cedric pointed out in Meet the Press, most people don’t know the law and can’t afford a lawyer.  It’s not fair and of course, who would ever dare to take on a large corporation in Court.

It’s so expensive and not user friendly, and lawyers are mostly only interested where the damage has already occurred, as that is how they can pay for their fees.  There are also some lawyers encouraging people to bring cases based on saying if you lose there is no fee.  ‘No win no fee’ is actually the slogan, but there is a loophole.  Most people don’t realise that if they lose,  they might not have to pay their lawyer, but they will have to pay the other sides costs!!

Here is something interesting about law and lawyers and how they fit in in Utopia.

Sir Thomas More (1477 – 1535) was the first person to write of a ‘utopia’, a word used to describe a perfect imaginary world. More’s book imagines a complex, self-contained community set on an island, in which people share a common culture and way of life. … More was an English lawyer, writer, and statesman.

The overriding theme of Utopia is the ideal nature of Utopian society in contrast with the corrupt European society of Thomas More’s day.   Utopia has no money or private property and there is therefore no greed, power struggles, corruption, or vanity, and very little crime.

Quote from How to Fix the Future by Andrew Keen,

Thomas Moore, who himself practised law in 16th Century London, banned lawyers from the island of Utopia.
Why??

“In Utopia, everyone is a legal expert,” he tells us about an imaginary society in which law had been radically democratized,    “for the laws are very few ………..and they consider the most obvious interpretation to any law to be the fairest.”

Clearly, simple laws are fairer and more accessable, just like what Cedric and Tommy were saying.  The thing is, this was known in 16th Century London and yet the system is still just as bad today.  So what is the Legal System of the future?

I think we should make it like Utopia:

“In Utopia, everyone is a legal expert,” he tells us about an imaginary society in which law had been radically democratized,    “for the laws are very few ………..and they consider the most obvious interpretation to any law to be the fairest.”

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