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Texans for Lawsuit Reform Outlines 2007 Legislative Agenda

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AUSTIN, Texas, March 1, 2007 -- Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) outlines its 2007 agenda for the Texas Legislature in the feature article "Improving the Effectiveness of Our Civil Justice System" that appears in the February issue of its publication the Advocate. To view the entire publication go to Texans for Lawsuit Reform

TLR Chairman and CEO Richard W. Weekley said TLR will focus its efforts on several reforms during the current legislative session, including:

  • Streamlining the Texas' court system
  • Venue Reform
  • Juror selection and juror service

"Texas must modernize the structure of its antiquated court system, which has been built in bits and pieces over the last 150 years," Weekley said. "We must also assure than citizens from throughout our society answer the call to jury service and, when they do, that the trial process treats them respectfully, does not waste their time, and gives them every opportunity to make informed decisions."

Texans for Lawsuit Reform, the state's largest civil justice reform organization, is a bipartisan, volunteer-led coalition with more than 15,000 supporters residing in more than 757 Texas communities and representing 1,253 different businesses, professions and trades.

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CONTACT:  Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Sherry Sylvester
(210) 241-5296