Thursday, May 20th - Friday, May 21st, 2010
The RAND Institute for Civil Justice recently launched a research initiative to analyze and explore the convergence of law, finance, and capital markets in the United States, including phenomena such as outside capital invested in law firms, alternative fee structures, and third party litigation funding. The Program endeavors to examine the effects of alternative litigation finance on the efficiency, fairness, and transparency of the American civil justice system through policy analysis, events, and a comprehensive Web presence at http://www.rand.org/icj/programs/law-finance/.
The 2010 Conference will bring together practitioners, policymakers, judges, and researchers to discuss and debate issues and trends related to alternative litigation finance in the United States. The extensive program will feature presentations, panels, and speakers on practice and policy topics as well as offer continuing legal education.
The conference agenda is designed for interaction and will be based on soon-to-be-released RAND research.
About the Institute for Civil Justice
The Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) is dedicated to making the civil justice system more efficient and equitable. The ICJ conducts research on all aspects of civil justice, from trends in litigation and jury verdicts to punitive damages, compensation systems, and alternative dispute resolution. In recent years, we have expanded our agenda to include terrorism risk management, corporate ethics, and entrepreneurship and regulation.
For more information about research conducted by the Institute for Civil Justice, please visit http://www.rand.org/icj/.