Why You Won’t Get Your Day in Court

The article analyzes the economic reasons and judiciary procedures that prevent ordinary American citizens access to lawyers in the courtroom. 

From The New York Times Book Review article:

Over the past few decades, ordinary US citizens have increasingly been denied effective access to their courts. There are many reasons for this. One is the ever greater cost of hiring a lawyer. A second factor is the increased expense, apart from legal fees, that a litigant must pay to pursue a lawsuit to conclusion. A third factor is increased unwillingness of lawyers to take a case on a contingent-fee basis when the anticipated monetary award is modest. Read more.