Zero Hedge ran this post last week about most Americans not being able to afford lawyers. It’s not an unusual take.

Stories like these suggest the problem is attorneys have priced themselves out of the market. I disagree. The problem is the civil justice system is not equipped to solve most people’s legal problems.

Consider

As widely reported on Jackson Jambalaya and elsewhere, multiple metro area homeowners associations are accusing Ridgway Lane of embezzlement. Most of these homeowners associations have filed suit against Ridgway Lane. I wish them luck.

There is a good rule of thumb when it comes to lawsuits involving embezzlement. The rule is: you can’t recover from

Regular readers of this blog will notice that the layout has changed. The reason for the new layout is so the blog is mobile friendly and can be easily read on smart phones.

Truthfully, updating to a mobile friendly blog layout was not a priority for me. Lexblog, which hosts my blog, updated the site

Every day. That’s how often I am targeted in some sort of scam attempt.

The majority of the scam attempts are emails that go into my junk folder that I never see. But plenty make it into my inbox. Like this email received this morning:

We are electronics components manufacturer and distributor located at Saitama-shi,

Most Michael Cohen/ Donald Trump stories call Cohen Trump’s former fixer. That worries me.

If there’s anything solo and small firm lawyers don’t need, it’s more people calling wanting a lawyer to fix their problem.

Most people aren’t Donald Trump. Regular people with regular problems have to fix their own problems. A lawyer can’t fix