As vice chair of the Board of Overseers, CCL’s Robert S. Peck participated in the biannual meeting of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, which conducts objective, empirically based, analytic research aimed at improving the operation of the civil justice system Oct. 25-26 in Pentagon City, Va. Among the topics discussed during that meeting was the role of hedge funds in the financial crisis, emerging legal issues in public nuisance litigation, compensation of members of wounded members of the military, and use of new survey technology for gathering data about civil justice issues.