January 14, 2019 Newsletter

January 25, 2019

Attorney Barry Lipson, SMC Member

“Our Judicial System”


Th­e United States is renowned for ha­ving one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Every day thousands of people, including law enforcement officers, lawyers, judges, government officials and ­even accused criminals, take part in this system, hoping to settle disputes and work for justice. What makes this system even more remarkable is that it is able to operate successfully in a country as large and diverse as the United States. One of the keys to this success is a balanced and carefully ordered hierarchy: Several different federal courts control issues relating to federal law and each state has its own set of courts that can adapt to the needs of its people.


It’s all a bit more complicated than that, and no system works perfectly. But learning how the judicial system works can be useful in case you ever need to file a law suit, defend yourself in court, claim damages from the government, or even pay a traffic ticket.


Long-time SMC member Barry Lipson, an attorney, will help us learn more about our judicial system and how it works. But it does work, and Barry will walk us through it when he speaks to us on Friday, January 25. It should be an interesting and informative session.