From the 150 jury trials conducted by Judge Ward to Judge Dennis Cavanaugh, who served on the United States district court for years, the legal professionals here in the United States play a very important role. After all, there are a great many of legal cases seen in this country, from maritime litigation to cases of intellectual property to various financial services. Fortunately, legal professionals of all kinds handle these cases, specializing in various aspects of the law in order to provide people (and even businesses and corporations) with the legal aide and assistance that they are so desperately in need of.
Cases of environmental law have also become more and more important than ever before. After all, the threat of environmental disaster is only growing with each passing year, a statement that is more than supported by the data that has been gathered on the subject. For instance, up to one third of all counties found in the continental United States will be facing the risk of a water shortage within the next few decades alone. More and more individual people are also expressing concern over various issues related to the environment. Again, the data is in favor of this claim, showing that as much as 40% of the American population is worried about everything from radon to methane emissions to volatile organic compounds to refrigerants to tropospheric ozone – and more.
But while the topic of climate change can seem hugely daunting to many people – so much so that they even can feel that it is hopeless – taking steps through environmental law cases is actually something that can have a profound impact in the lives of many – and not just here in the United States but globally, as bettering our environment is truly beneficial for all. Even on a smaller scale, a great deal of change can be made. In fact, shutting down just one single industrial plant is likely to save as many as 5,000 lives over the course of just one year. And not only will lives be saved, but the total number of cases regarding pulmonary and heart issues will also decline quite rapidly. So the total of lives saved ends up being even higher in the long run, of this there is very little doubt.
And while issues of environmental law are certainly important, issues regarding other legal issues are also prominent in the legal world. For instance, divorce cases are hugely commonplace, with a high percentage of marriages ending all throughout the country. And while divorce can be long and messy, there are ways to make the process much more bearable. Hiring a mediator is one such way. The presence of a mediator, especially an experienced mediator, can keep the case from ever even ending up in a courtroom. In many cases, a mediator will be able to handle even the most contentious of divorce cases, the importance of which is certainly not to be underestimated.
And while mediators are hugely important in cases of divorce, the role of the mediator is often much larger. For instance, a mediator will also often be involved in personal injury litigation. Personal injury cases range from car accident cases to cases of product liability and medical malpractice, but fortunately up to 94% of them can be settled outside of the courtroom. And it is thanks to the mediator that this is the case. Without the presence and expertise of a mediator, it is actually quite unlikely indeed that such cases would be able to be settled so smoothly. A mediator is also great for handling disputes like patent disputes and similar cases.
At the end of the day, there is just no denying the fact that the legal system of the United States is one that is very complex indeed. Fortunately, the inner-workings of our legal system can be navigated with the help of many legal professionals, from the mediator to the attorney to the judge and even beyond. In the years that are ahead of us, there is no doubt that the importance of such things will remain.