Every once in a while I get an idea. Here this year's:
Every business entity should be required to maintain a registered email address for receiving electronic service of process.
The most annoying part about starting a lawsuit is serving the other party with the summons and complaint. Usually this requires hiring a process server to make personal delivery. In some places—like Cook County—you have to hire the sheriff to do it (or try to do it) first. This can take a while. And service can be evaded.
Obviously, personal service serves the important function of making sure the defendant is actually aware of the new lawsuit. But nowadays, for most of us, many of our important communications are done electronically. This is especially true for business entities. For example, every document I filed to create my law firm—Torvik Law LLC—was filed electronically.
Eventually, I think we'll all have some sort of registered electronic address that we'll be deemed to be monitoring for receiving important communications. It's probably too soon to enforce that for individuals. But there's no reason why we can't force every business entity to have one already. We already require them to maintain a "registered agent." Just make it so that the registered agent has to have and monitor an email address, and service of process will get a whole lot easier, modern, and more rational.