So many people are finding themselves in the courtroom at the minute. There are hundreds of new cases being made each day, that see people walking into the ominous room to hear their fate. Now, for someone who is on the other side of it all, like us, we see that there is more than just the verdict to be worried about. The way that the courtroom operates has changed so much over the years, and the growing number of problems that the courtroom seems to be facing, is meaning that there are now more delays than ever before, and more restrictions that mean practicing law is not how it used to be. But the courtroom is something that you and your client have to adapt to if you want to get the best possible outcome, which we all know is not always going to be the case anyway. So, we’re going to try and highlight some of the growing issues that the courtroom seems to be facing, so that you can be more aware of the growing issues, and so that you can make sure you’re working around these issues to achieve the best possible outcome. So keep on reading, and see what we think is happening right now!
Money problems are something that we have faced for a long while around the world. Whether we’re talking about personal finances, business finances, or your clients funds to pay for the services that you’re offering. We could talk about them all in detail, because we’re all having some form of money problems at the minute. But the problem we want to talk about is going to lead to problems in the other areas we’re going to list as well. Money problems in the courtroom are coming from the lack of funding from the government. The budget is budging, which means that with the increase in case loads, and the lack of money to support it, the courtroom is descending into chaos. Cases are either being rushed through the process to save time which in turn saves money, or they’re being dragged out for so long due to insufficient evidence, which is then leading to those additional costs. If the courtroom is to recover, it would mean that more money is needed from the government to cope with the pressure of the growing number of cases, but considering the government is also in somewhat of a crisis with money at the minute, it seems unlikely that the money that’s needed would fully come through as needed.
Staffing problems are prevalent due to the money issues that the courtroom is facing. A lot of the time, cases are adjourned until a later date due to staffing issues somewhere along the line. Whether it be at the police level, meaning they haven’t got enough money to put the manpower into finding the evidence they need, or whether it be they haven’t got the staff to cover the courtroom on the day. Some attorneys tend to take matters into their own hands, bringing in support for the cases to ensure that everything is properly documented, and the process runs as smoothly as possible. Legal transcription is something that law firms tend to seek off their own accord, simply because if it hasn’t been documented, it hasn’t been said, and a lot can be lost from not properly having someone record conversations that are happening. There might also be staffing issues within your firm that are causing the problems. With so many cases coming through your door, it can be hard to delegate the tasks and put the right cases first, especially when delays are also coming from inside the courtroom.
A jury is picked based on the premise that nobody will be biased, because they don’t know the situation or the people before heading into the room. But everyone is going to form their own opinion of the people involved, and the events that have taken place. Now the problem is that a lot of big cases are plastered over social media and the news, and that evidence which might not always be true, can be taken into account by the jury, therefore making them a little bit biased. So although it will always be said that the jury can’t be biased, how is it able to be controlled when people are forming their own opinions that can’t be changed. So it is said that some cases are doomed before all of the evidence is even provided.