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The Institute for Legal Reform shines a light on what is wrong in the legal system. We conduct cutting-edge research and advance pragmatic solutions. We then tirelessly advocate for those solutions with Congress, state legislatures, federal regulators, international policymakers and the courts to effect meaningful change.

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What is Civil Justice and Why is it Important? 

What is Civil Justice? 

The civil justice system allows a person or entity (the plaintiff) to sue another person or entity (the defendant) over some form of harm or wrongdoing. If the court…

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Video Faces of Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Campaign - Jaime and Ramiro Other Issues Video ILR President Lisa A. Rickard Delivers Opening Remarks at 12th Annual Legal Reform Summit Video 2011 Legal Reform Awards Presented at the 12th Annual Legal Reform Summit Video Legislative Keynote - A View from Capitol Hill featuring U.S. House Speaker John A. Boehner Video The Liability Climate in the States: Costs, Reforms and the Potential Impact on Jobs with Special Remarks by Governor Robert F. McDonnell Medical Liability Video Access to Justice or the Bottom Line? The Growing Commercialization of the Practice of Law Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) Video A View from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Securities Litigation Reform Video The Supreme Court: Cases of Interest to Business Video Changes In Attitude: The Political Outlook, Mood of the Electorate, and What That Means for the Business Community Video The Very Long Arm of the Law: A Look at the Impact of Federal Regulatory and Enforcement Practices False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Video Trends We Don't Want To Continue: A Look at the Latest Lawsuits and Theories from The Trial Bar Asbestos, Securities Litigation Reform, Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) Video U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue's Remarks at the 12th Annual Legal Reform Summit Video South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's Keynote Address at the 12th Annual Legal Reform Summit Video Speaking Out: Small Businesses, Schools, and Communities Victimized by Lawsuit Abuse Other Issues

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