There has been much talk on both the national and state levels about tort reform, but there has been much less discussion about the particular policies included under this category. Many recognize that the legal system needs to be reformed but few know how to go about doing this. In fact, a poll conducted in the midst of the healthcare debate found that over 80 percent of people think some form of legal reform is needed.
This Guide is intended to give policy makers an overview of tort reform and some of the specific reforms helpful to the end goal of tempering excess in the legal system and efficiently delivering justice.
For more information contact Amy Kjose Anderson, Director of ALEC’s Civil Justice Task Force at (202) 742-8510.