20 May 2010

Got water problems? Call a lawyer!

There's a conference on California Water Law happening today and tomorrow in San Francisco.

What's funny sad to me is that:
  1. A lot of water problems can be blamed on lawyers. (Just read that the Colorado River is the "most litigated" in the world.)
  2. These folks are not hearing from very many non-lawyers. I am obviously thinking of myself, but -- seriously -- can't they get some other views in the room?
Overall, this seems to be about credit hours, cocktail hours and billable hours, not resolving our conflicts.

Bottom Line: It will take a lot of different views to come up with a solution to California's water problems, but law views are more likely to hinder than help.