The justice system is neither particularly just nor much of a system. Too often the justice you get now arises in spite of the system, not because of it.
Until recently this is how I felt:
Now I can’t even feel “that good” about the legal system anymore.
I’ve tried (for the last two decades) in my own heart and mind to defend the legal system in its current state because facing reality was too frightening and discouraging, but I’ve worked past the fear (and it has worked past me) and discouragement such that I cannot defend the legal system in its current state any longer.
The system is actually pretty well-designed at a fundamental level, but it’s badly administered (and chronically, at that). There aren’t enough good people working or on the system to make it work properly, to hold the rot at bay.
There is little value or security in a court action for an honest litigant (or an attorney for such a litigant who practices law honestly and according to the rules and the law). Honesty and abiding by the law is insufficient protection for the innocent and deserving at best, no protection for the innocent and deserving at worst.
Some of the best advice for dealing with much of the contemporary legal system is this: extricate yourself [virtuously and bravely, yes, but not criminally] from the system, don’t try to vindicate yourself within it.
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