Report No. 95
IX. The Benefits Summed up
3.38. The experience of an event.-
It is well-known that between a particular event and a person to whom the event happens, the nature and intensity of the reaction depends not merely on the event, but also on what the person experiencing the event puts into it. This is, of course, eminently true of an emotional experience; but, in a large degree, it is also true of most intellectual activity. In order that the judge may be able to give his best, he should have enough time. He should have the benefits resulting from specialisation. He should have an eye for consistency, and yet a desire to avoid rigidity. The pressures of the overall volume of judicial work may not permit a measurable increase in these respects for individual judges. But it may be desirable to ensure, at least, that the institution as a whole is best organised.