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 »
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.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 »
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.Learn More »
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.Learn More »
The November 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.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.