12 Judges J. 1 (1973)

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A Quarterly for the American Judiciary
January 1973

JOURNAL
(Formerly Trial Judges' Journal)
Vol. 12, No. 1

Contents

The Trial Judge and Today's
Social Issues
Honorable Frank Licht
More Settlements - Rx for
Court Delay
Judge Mario L. Clinco
Alabama Judicial Reform
Judge John D. Snodgrass
The Prosecuting Attorney In
His Relationship To The Court
Judge Charles Z. Smith
Juvenile Court Process -
Can It Work?
Judge Patrick R. Tamilia
The Omnibus: Expertment
Of Denver Juvenile Court
To Reduce Delay
Judge John Robert Evans
The Search For The East Pole
Judge Thomas J. Stovall, Jr.
The Six-Man Jury - The
Cross Section Aborted
Judge Victor J. Baum
The Jury's Role: Fact-Finding
Or Applying Laws?
Judge Leonard Leigh Finz
Justice Of The Peace Courts
Should Be Abolished
Tom Riley, Esq.
Nolo Contendere
0. John Rogge

Salient Directions Of Ferment
In State Trial-Court
I      Management
James A. Gazell, Ph.D.
The World Peace Through
3      Law Center
Judge James E. Strunck
4      The Remote Business Of
The Courts
Robert A. Hill, Esq.
5      Congress, The Courts, And
Voter Residency Laws
Hon. Edward W. Brooke
6      Michigan Court A Training
Ground For Japanese Judges
Book Review
Perkins On Criminal Law
8        Professor Roilin M. Perkins
Judges'Bookshelf
10       Katherine Parkes
The Ad Damnum Clause
As An Anachronism
12        Justice Sol Wachtler
Focus Law Day '73
Programs Around Courts
13      American University
Receives Contract To Provide
Technical Assistance To
15      Criminal Courts
Judicial - Educational Calendar

THE TRIAL JUDGE AND TODAY'S SOCIAL ISSUES
BY THE HONORABLE FRANK LiCHT
Governor of Rhode Island

My title The Trial Judge and Today's Social
Issues, is merely a starting point for examination
of the total judicial system and the impact that
unmet social problems have
upon the effective administra-
tion of justice. I speak of trial
judges in this connection be-
cause I consider them to be
the focal point of the judicial
system. I do not mean in any
way to suggest a lack of rever-
ence for appellate courts, but
criticism of appellate decisions
arises from disagreement with     Hon. Frank Licht
the conclusions reached and not with the operation
of the system itself.

The cry for the establishment of an effective
system for the administration of justice is not new.
Early in this century Dean Pound warned of the
inadequacies of the system to meet the burdens
being thrust upon it. In mid-century Chief Justice
Arthur T. Vanderbilt of the New Jersey Supreme
Court contended that our judicial system had
reached the nadir in the administration of justice
Governor Frank Licht delivered the Robert Houghwout Jackson
Memorial Lecture at the National College of the State Judiciary in
Reno, Nevada, on June 30, 1972. This digest of his lecture has been
prepared by United States Magistrate Lawrence S. Margolis of
Washington, D.C. Governor Licht was a member of faculty, 1967
Class, National College of the State Judiciary.

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