Prominent National Political Advisor Philip Howard Dares To Suggest "Life Without Lawyers" At Dallas Event

DALLAS, TX- Author, Founder and Chair of Common Good, Philip Howard will argue that abuse of the American legal system is costing Americans dearly at a March 30th event sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis.

Howard's new book, Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America, explains that either through litigation or the fear of it, America has surrendered its everyday decision-making to lawyers.   This, he says, has resulted in everything from "no running on the playground" signs to a 5-year old handcuffed at school by police; to diminishing health care quality and spiraling costs to doctors afraid of discussing treatments among themselves via email.

Howard will issue his warnings about the dire straits of American law at the Belo Mansion, headquarters of the Dallas Bar Association. 

Howard has a long record as a prominent civic leader and public policy activist for both Democrats and the GOP. He has advised national political leaders on legal and regulatory reform for fifteen years, including Vice President Al Gore and various 2008 presidential hopefuls. Media are invited to cover the event. More details at

WHO:   Philip Howard, Author & Founder and Chair of Common Good
WHAT: National Center for Policy Analysis' Economic Policy Forum & Author Series
WHEN: 12:00 PM Tuesday, March 30, 2010
WHERE:   Belo Hall at the Belo Mansion; 2101 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75201


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