Mechanics gotta tinker, trying to get the perfectly purring motor.

Bar procedural rules committee members gotta torque down that adjective, cinch up the dependent clause, and trim an excessive word. It’s all in the cause of getting a smoothly running procedural engine to transport parties and lawyers with as few bumps as possible through their interactions with the legal system.

What makes a few hundred Bar members volunteer uncountable hours to serve on the 11 procedural rule committees in what can be a fiddly, fussy process of reviewing rules, conforming them to the latest statutory enactments, caselaw, technology, and methods of practice?