The legal forum that most average citizens are familiar with is small claims court. This is a special court designed to handle civil suits in a fast and efficient manner. As the name suggests, the lawsuits heard in this type of court tend to be under a certain monetary threshold.
Every business has an interest in certain legislation that affects their industry. The problem is that many corporations are not equipped to handle legislative efforts. Doing so effectively requires close attention to the daily workings of congressional bodies and thorough knowledge of the legislative process.
Whether you know from a TV show or run-in with the police, you may be familiar with the right to counsel. You probably know that this applies in a criminal case. It's also likely you think it means you have the right to be represented by a lawyer.