It doesn't work this way now - different times, different rules... If you understood the new rules you'd know what to do.
Those laws (that make money, as you've noticed, mainly for lawyers) were created by other lawyers. By making the new laws they (lawyers) first of all take care about their own business, not yours. BTW, that's why they will never have unemployment rate similar to what the rest of the country has. Now, why people elect in Congress those lawyers who make the laws to benefit other lawyers? If people don't stop that vicious spiral, the country will end up with lawyers and those who serve them (making their job even more important). The rest will be outsourced to other countries.
Ask your representative why s/he votes for patent laws, that benefit mainly the layers? And ask to remove those laws. That will help to reduce the growing population of the lawyers better then old way of killing them --
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...