Centers

Work Groups

Once a law reform project has been presented to the Program Committee and approved by the full Commission for study and development, a Work Group is formed. Currently over two hundred fifty volunteers serve on the Commission’s Work Groups. Work Groups are generally chaired by a Commissioner and often have a designated Reporter to assist with the project. Work Group members are selected by the Commission based on their recognized expertise, with Work Group advisors and interested parties invited by the Commission to present the views and experiences of those affected by the areas of law in question.  The Commission works to produce reform solutions of highest quality and general usefulness by drawing on a wide range of experience and expertise rather than placing primary reliance on specific interest-driven policy making.  This is hard to do, but constant vigilance over the process by the Commissioners and staff with heavy reliance on the expertise of technically disinterested Work Group members has tended to minimize the influence of personal self interests on the recommendations of the Law Commission.