Judges, magistrates, arbitrators, mediators, and law clerks are always being confronted with new issues and claims. Because events in vehicle markets and programs move quickly, it is difficult to stay abreast of changes in standards, practices, and services. Judges and attorneys are not typically experts in the vehicle industry, however, the decisions you make on automotive issues have wide-spread effect. Being cognizant of subtle distinctions like those between "wholesale" and "trade-in" values ensures that the precedent you set is accurate. Understanding that certain measures of damages are anachronistic and no longer reflect the real marketplace, or that estates set unrealistic values for vehicle assets, will allow you to provide genuine benefits to the communities you serve.