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Vikki Rogers
Assistant Dean for Online Programs, Pace Law School.
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Access_open Cutting Corners or Enhancing Efficiency?

Simplified Procedures and the Israeli Quest to Speed up Justice

Journal Erasmus Law Review, Issue 4 2015
Keywords Israel, austerity, civil procedure, simplified procedures, small claims
Authors Ehud Brosh
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    Israel was spared the worst of the world financial crisis of 2008-2009. However, austerity concerns are by no means invisible in the developments in the field of civil procedure. These concerns correlate heavily with the long-standing Israeli preoccupation with ‘speeding up’ justice. An array of simplified procedural tracks, aimed at addressing the perceived inadequacy of ‘standard’ procedure, have been developed in Israel over the years. The importance of simplified procedures in the Israeli system cannot be overestimated. Their development illustrates the dialectical tension between the values of ‘efficiency’ and ‘quality’ in the administration of justice. During periods of austerity, the scales are easily (or easier) tipped in favour of efficiency and general or particular simplification of procedure. In times of prosperity, on the other hand, concerns over ‘quality’, access to justice, and truth discovery predominate, and attempts at promoting efficiency and/or simplification at their expense tend to be bogged down. Such attempts also tend to lose their extrinsic legitimacy and are widely viewed as ‘cutting corners’. This is evident in the recent Israeli experience with civil procedure reform.


Ehud Brosh
Ehud Brosh, LL.M., is a research student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sumara M. Thompson-King
General Counsel, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States

Robin J. Frank
Acting Associate General Counsel for International Law, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States

Kumar Abhijeet
Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne, Germany

Elina Morozova
Head of International and Legal Service, Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications

P.J. Blount
University of Mississippi, USA

Gearge Anthony Long
Fountain Hills, AZ United States

Michael Potter
International Institute of Space Commerce, USA

Olusoji Nester John
African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English (ARCSSTE-E), Nigeria

Victoria Morenike John-Olorioke
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Ololade Olateru- Olagbegi
Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria

Olaposi Adedolapo Olaseeni
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
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