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Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System


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.

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Ahead of the Curve

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.

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Modern Family Court Judge report

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.

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Final CAPP Report

IAALS has released final evaluation results for the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project (CAPP). As a whole, CAPP has succeeded in achieving many of its intended effects, in line with its goal of securing a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.

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Cost Allocation

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.

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2013 Annual Report

Our 2013 Annual Report includes a detailed account of our accomplishments in the past year, a glimpse into our future projects, and stories from real people who share IAALS' passion for improving the American legal system.

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IAALS Report Newsletter Launch

The March 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.

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Changing Our Legal System for the Better

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.

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