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America has the most costly legal system in the world according to an ILR study, and 87% of American voters view the number of “meritless” lawsuits in the country as a problem. To be sure, the American legal system is complex, and the abuses are occurring on many levels. Please explore our Issues Section to learn more about the various issues impacting our legal system and what ILR is doing to advance reform on many fronts.

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March 31, 2021

West Virginia Close to Creating an Intermediate Court of Appeals

West Virginia is on the verge of making history. Yesterday, its House of Delegates passed Senate Bill 275, the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act. SB 275 will create an Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA)—a significant legal reform years in the making.   West Virginia is one of the few states without an ICA, which means appeals from trial courts are heard only by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Having one court hear the thousands of […]

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Who We Are

America has the world’s costliest legal system, and 79% of American voters see the number of “frivolous” lawsuits as a problem. The Institute for Legal Reform is addressing these key issues in order to achieve a fair legal system that promotes economic growth and opportunity.

Explore our issues by state or by issue title

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America has the most costly legal system in the world according to an ILR study, and 87% of American voters view the number of “meritless” lawsuits in the country as a problem. To be sure, the American legal system is complex, and the abuses are occurring on many levels. Please explore our Issues Section to learn more about the various issues impacting our legal system and what ILR is doing to advance reform on many fronts.

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America has the most costly legal system in the world according to an ILR study, and 79% of American voters view the number of “meritless” lawsuits in the country as a problem. To be sure, the American legal system is complex, and the abuses are occurring on many levels. Please explore our Issues Section to learn more about the various issues impacting our legal system and what ILR is doing to advance reform on many fronts.

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