We often see movies portraying lawyers as being fierce and ruthless professionals, saying things like “Objection, your honor!”, or “I would like to call in a surprise witness.” It’s very impressive whenever we see them hammering the accused in order to get the truth.
However, I’ve learned from watching a popular, American show called, “SUITS” that while being in a courtroom may seem spectacular, many lawyers prefer to avoid court altogether by reaching a ‘settlement’ outside of court.
So, it’s no surprise that in the US, only 2% of cases actually go to trial. This is because many people sue not for justice but for compensation and revenge. Perhaps this figure is accurate in how we deal with all life solutions.
When we make a complaint, place the blame on someone, or make an accusation, are we really hoping for a wrong to be made right or are we just getting revenge? Sometime, it’s just better to turn the other cheek and move on.
In Japan it is not so common taking someone to the court. It is shame for Japanese people that other people know that you are in conflicts. Japanese people have tendency to want to avoid such a situation. So we conflict in the court not so often.
What are some cases where a settlement might not be applicable?
I think that’s the case when we can’t agree with each other. We can not do settlement when there is large difference in each other’s claims. Farther more, even if the difference was small, I don’t think we can not reach to the settlement if we don’t give in each other.
What’s an example where you did something for the sake of revenge?
I have never do something for revenge so far. Even if I were done something ugly thing by someone, if I am doing the right things, the ugly things will be revealed in someday. So, I don’t have to do revenge, the ugly things will be expelled.
You step-up and have a very strong presence during the lesson I especially like the fact that you don’t rush to respond but take your time to consider the situation and respond in a logical way. Keep asking and inquiring you did great!