Texas Chief Justice Urges Lawmakers To Modernize Courts

Law360, Dallas (March 6, 2013, 9:00 PM EST) -- Courts across Texas must change the way they do business to lower costs and delays to litigants, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson said Wednesday in a State of the Judiciary address he said should be considered a “call to arms” to the Legislature.

“There is a dark secret that plagues our justice system as a whole,” Justice Jefferson said in the speech, given to a joint session of lawmakers. “The sad fact is that the middle class and small businesses find our system...
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