Tribune Editorial: BYU Law School is improving debt collection in Utah

Debt in Utah is big money.

In 2015, 98 percent of the 67,510 debt collection cases involved one party with an attorney and one party without an attorney. Debt collectors have representation 100 percent of the time; it is the debtors who go unrepresented. In fact, debt collection cases have the highest percentage of self-representation in Utah. Only two percent of cases in 2015 involved attorneys on both sides.