Law & Economics Center

Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing, "Opportunities for Legal Reform in 2013"

Event Date: Friday, March 22 to Friday, March 22, 2013

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226, Washington, DC

Program Description:  Please join us for a discussion on the United States civil justice system focusing on several key lessons for the legal reform movement. This event includes a discussion of new and emerging trends in litigation, the devastating impact of lawsuit abuse on businesses and on how reformers can win over the public.

Lisa A. Rickard has served as president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) since March 2003, providing strategic leadership to ILR’s comprehensive program aimed at changing the legal culture that has resulted in our nation’s litigation explosion. ILR’s multifaceted campaign takes the fight for legal reform to legislators, the courts, and the public by engaging in legislative advocacy, strategic communications, and voter education. Conducting seminal research to strengthen the case for reform and building strategic alliances are also cornerstones of ILR’s mission to restore fairness to our nation’s civil justice system.


This panel discussion is consistent with the definition of “Widely Attended” event as defined in the House Ethics Manual (p. 41) and House Rule 25, clause 5(a)(4)(A).


The Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy is a program of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law. The Academy is an independent outside entity that shares the goals of the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus, which is a Congressional Member Organization separate and distinct from the Academy. The Law  & Economics Center is funded by contributions made to the George Mason University Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.


For More Information, Contact: Michael Wilt
Assistant Director, Academy


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