America’s legal system has a problem. The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System reported that two-thirds of Americans experienced at least one legal issue in the past four years. When you do the math, that means that we have 260 million legal problems. And this has resulted in a huge court backlog.
Of those hundreds of millions of legal issues, almost half—120 million—don’t get resolved at all. Even the ones that do get resolved sometimes are concluded unfairly, usually because defendants or claimants don’t have the money to finance the process.