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West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) is a non-profit citizen watchdog group committed to equal justice for all West Virginians. WV CALA has been fighting lawsuit abuse in the state for more than 10 years, and our organization now has more than 30,000 members located in every county throughout the state.


WV CALA helps educate the public of the role that our legal system plays in our daily lives. Lawsuit abuse increases the cost of consumer goods for all West Virginians, and discourages job providers from bringing good-paying jobs to our state. West Virginia’s unfair legal system is constantly cited as one of the primary reasons job providers consider our state “closed for business.”


The goals of WV CALA include:


  • To provide a direct and objective source of information on our state’s courts and their decisions.

  • To improve the judicial system by educating the public about the influence of special interest money and its effect on the judicial election process and our legal system.

  • To educate citizens about our legal system’s effect on the quality of life for West Virginians, especially in terms of job impacts, taxes and healthcare.

  • To restore public confidence and trust in the independence and integrity of our court system and our judges.

  • To encourage the public to help ensure that our legal system is fair and accessible for every single West Virginian.

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