The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is a national campaign, representing the nation's business community, with the critical mission of making America's legal system simpler, fairer and faster for everyone.
Founded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1998 to address the country's litigation explosion, ILR is the only national legal reform advocate to approach reform comprehensively by not only working to change the laws, but also changing the legal climate.
- federal and state legislative reforms
- voter education efforts
- public education campaigns
- grassroots activities
ILR aims to:
- neutralize plaintiff trial lawyers' excessive influence over the legal and political systems
- create and maintain public support for legal reform, including building alliances with groups and organizations to advance the legal reform agenda
- enact common sense reforms to ensure fairness in liability suits
- ensure damage awards are fair and equitable, eliminate frivolous lawsuits, and enforce legal ethics rules