Why Law Matters
At Legal Atlas, we don't spend so much time and energy compiling and assessing laws because the rest doesn't matter. We are dedicated to it because the law also matters.
And while we're at it, another, somewhat side reason, for our work is that the creation of law - a fundamental piece in the management of just about everything - is still the product of some of the most imperfect processes imaginable - more or less bad depending on where you are and, of course, your perspective. At a minimum, they suffer from the passage of time and the number of people involved. They tend to be written over long periods, by different people, with different information and expertise, conflicting interests, and in a changing landscape. What could possibly go wrong?!
The way we see it, the making of law can use all the help we can give. Your thoughts?
About the author(s):
James Wingard, JD is the Co-Founder and Legal Director of Legal Atlas. Legal Atlas and its legal intelligence platform were established in 2011 to support better access and understanding of law on a global scale. Smarter laws for a smarter planet. Join us!
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