IAALS and the ACTL have issued a new report with revised Principles to guide future innovation in our legal system. The Principles call for a sharp realignment of the discovery process and greater court resources to manage cases.Learn More »
Over the last eight years, the impacts of IAALS' work have been felt across the country. A critical component of our success lies in our approach to tackling the challenging issues we face, which is showcased in our 2014 Annual Report.Learn More »
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution has awarded IAALS and the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families the 2015 Lawyer as Problem Solver Award. This honor is bestowed upon organizations that employ their problem-solving skills to forge creative solutions.Learn More »
Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers' study of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program reveals that students of the two-year program are outperforming their colleagues in the field who have been licensed to practice law for up to two years.Learn More »
This new IAALS publication draws attention to the special knowledge, qualities, and skills that family court judges need to be successful—and underscores their integral role in our legal system.Learn More »
In our new report, we review the laws in the United States and other countries and provide examples of various discovery cost allocation models. One of the key takeaways is the importance of proportionality.Learn More »
The April 2015 edition of IAALS Report, our monthly newsletter, is now available. It’s a convenient way to keep you even more informed about issues affecting the American legal system and to keep you up-to-date on our four initiatives.Learn More »
IAALS—the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System—is a national, independent research center dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and advancing excellence in the American legal system. Our mission is to forge innovative and practical solutions to problems in our system in collaboration with the best minds in the country. We envision a legal system that is fair, accessible, reliable, efficient, and accountable, and therefore inspires trust.