The mission of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is to reduce excessive and frivolous litigation while restoring fairness and balance to the nation’s civil justice system. This is achieved through legislative, judicial, and educational activities at both the national and local levels, as well as internationally.
America Deserves a Legal Reform System that is Simpler, Fairer, and Faster for Everyone.
The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, conducted by The Harris Poll, was recently released at a news conference in Tallahassee with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state legislative leaders.
State Lawsuit Climate Report
ILR’s Ranking the States report explores how reasonable and balanced the states’ tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses.
AAJ's Arbitration "Study" Based On Flagrantly False Premises
Recently, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) released a “study” on arbitration—just as the House of Representatives took up legislation. To no one’s surprise, the AAJ argues that litigation is a better way to resolve disputes.
But this “study” is nothing more than a misleading...
ILR Submits Comments to California Bar Regarding Proposed Rule Changes
Last week, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) submitted comments to the State Bar of California regarding potential rules changes that accentuate our long-standing concerns about third party litigation funding.
The California Bar is considering lifting the general ban on lawyers sharing fees with non-lawyers. It...
By Harold Kim
Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Today’s vote on the so-called Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal or FAIR Act shows that the U.S. House of Representatives has put trial lawyers first, and employees and consumers second.
This bill will...
The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses.