A sustainable, valid defense in any forum results from a thorough, fact-based inquiry into the background of a case using the “good cause” justification. That’s what Due Process Advocacy is all about: preserving the right to be heard and to have relevant facts considered.
Keywords for our strategy are teamwork, fact-based inquiry, diligence, integrity, caring and healing.
“Good cause is a legal term denoting adequate or substantial grounds or reason to take a certain action, or to fail to take an action prescribed by law. What constitutes a good cause is usually determined on a case by case basis and is thus relative.
Often the court or other legal body determines whether a particular fact or facts amount to a good cause. For example, if a party to a case has failed to take legal action before a particular statute of limitations has expired, the court might decide that the said party preserves its rights nonetheless, since that party’s serious illness is a good cause, or justification for having additional time to take the legal action.”
( Henry Campbell Black; Joseph R. Nolan; Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley (1991). “good cause”. Black’s Law Dictionary. West Pub. Co. p. 476).