Thomas J. Spota, Esq.
Suffolk County District Attorney
James W.Quinn,-Managing Partner and Chair of Global Litigation Practice- Weill Gothshal & Manges LLP
Kathleen Rice,-Nassau Country District Attorney
Over the span of three centuries, America's iconic system of justice has made it the envy of the world. Yet, in virtually every corner of society today, we see the Rule of Civil Law under stress-indeed, in crisis. Our courts are mired in delay, bogged down with tens of thousands of cases. Lawsuits often take years: they take too long, cost too much, drain us psychologically, and produce outcomes that no one can predict. Day by day, with each legal experience, people are losing confidence in our system's ability to deliver justice. Some pundits blame lawyers. Others blame our litigious society. Still, others target legislators who add new laws, more regulations, and more technicalities every year.
But now, acclaimed New York attorney Anthony Curto offers an analysis that is both stunningly simple and profound. The enemy of our judicial system lies with time: excessive time, caused by numbing administrative procedures at every level that result in endless delays, and no justice for all.
Over the course of his renowned law career, Anthony Curto has represented hundreds of prominent clients, from $100 million companies such as Yoo-hoo and Francesco Rinaldi to celebrities and personalities, including Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Harry Chapin, Mike Francesa, Bernard Baruch, Msgr. Tom Hartman, Freeman McNeil and Paula Abdul.