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Legal Techniques and Technology as the Most Important Factors for the Sustainable Development of the Societal Legal System

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Legal techniques were initially developed as a kind of repeater of the legislatorʼs will into the language of law with the help of special skill in legal design. Historically, the theory of legal technique was formed in stages with state reforms, social transformations and active work on systematizing legislation having significant impact on it. At the present stage, legal technique resources are legislated in some CIS and European countries, and the status of legal technique is firmly entrenched in legal theory and practice in continental law countries as well as common law. Complications from modern legal life in society and the need to optimize legal activity drive the search for new ways to improve the legal technology field. The uniqueness of legal technology is that it links all types of legal activity into a single production process, standardizes its potentially separate segments and introduces sound stability into legal processes. This makes it possible to improve effectiveness indicators for consolidating legislative priorities and implementing them in practice, in order to ensure the national interests of the state. Combining the potential of legal technology and legal technique provides legal activity a systematic and constructive validity for legal transformations, hinders the expansion of legal errors, optimizes the stages of legislative activity, systematizes the actions and operations that are being implemented, and ultimately ensures high indicators for legal development and the achievement of the stateʼs constructive tasks.

About the Authors

A. Malko
Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

Alexander Malko  – Professor 

135 Chernyshevskogo St., Saratov, 410028, Russia

M. Kostenko
Southern Federal University
Russian Federation

Margarita Kostenko  – Associate Professor, Department of Legal Ensuring of National Security

22 Chekhova St., Taganrog, 347928, Russia


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For citations:

Malko A., Kostenko M. Legal Techniques and Technology as the Most Important Factors for the Sustainable Development of the Societal Legal System. BRICS Law Journal. 2019;6(2):132-153.

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