Litigation is a journal for lawyers who go to court and the judges who hear their cases. Whatever their fields—whether antitrust or accidents, business torts or maritime torts, libel or labor relations—and whatever the forum, litigators have common problems and interests. They also have skills and stories worth sharing. In Litigation, published quarterly by the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, those problems and interests will be examined, those skills highlighted, those stories told.
The litigator’s arena is the adversary system. Often when litigators step into that arena, they are swept up in controversy. They are called upon to align themselves with and defend unpopular causes. They are frequently required to support positions that they themselves might not personally espouse. Like the litigator, Litigation will not shun controversial or unpopular viewpoints. Indeed, Litigation expects and welcomes controversy. Just as the goal of the adversary system is justice, the goal of Litigation is to provoke serious thought about how justice may be reached through advocacy. The editors believe that confronting issues from all sides rather than avoiding them is the surest route to that goal.