Publication details

Advokáti před Ústavním soudem: zaručuje jejich zkušenost úspěch?

Title in English Lawyers before the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic: Does Experience Make Them More Successful


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Jurisprudence
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Field Law sciences
Keywords Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic; lawyers; success rate of lawyers; experience of lawyers; influence of experience on chances of success; quantitative analysis
Description In the Czech Republic, it is rather uncommon that apex courts are applied to only by lawyers who specialize in the relevant type of procedure and who take over, with the consent of a client, the case from their less experienced colleagues. However, it is a standard elsewhere. Would such a practice be justifiable also in the context of proceedings before the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic? Are the experienced lawyers more likely to win before the Court? Authors answer this question in the affirmative. They do so on the basis of the analysis of data on 40,489 final rulings of the Court to which they were able to assign a concrete lawyer. Thus, they contribute to broader scientific debate regarding the relation between a lawyer’s experience and her chances of success in a court. Beyond testing existing hypotheses, the authors also make public some statistics on the behavior of lawyers before the Court that have never been published before.

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.

More info