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Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

JNC Report

Choosing Judges: Judicial Nominating Commissions and the Selection of Supreme Court Justices analyzes the differing structures and operations of the judicial nominating commissions used in 30 states and Washington, D.C. and identifies best practices for building public trust in the process.

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O’Connor Plan

IAALS and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) have identified a model for choosing, evaluating, and retaining judges that balances the need for fair and impartial courts with the need for public accountability and transparency.

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Empirical Research Summary

To help make sense of the latest research on the civil justice process, we have created a new report that synthesizes the relevant empirical research conducted by a variety of organizations and individuals from 2008 to 2013.

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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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Law Jobs Announcement

Our Law Jobs calculator gives prospective law students the most transparent and complete law school employment rate information available, and it has proven quite popular. With several new improvements in place, the tool is better than ever.

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IAALS Report Newsletter Launch

The August 2014 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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IAALS - Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

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