May 27, 2016
The federal rule amendments that went into effect on December 1, 2015, represent the culmination of years of effort dedicated to improving our civil...
May 24, 2016
The April edition of Court Manager —the monthly publication of the National Association for Court Management (NACM)—featured an article by Brittany...
May 23, 2016
On Saturday, May 21, IAALS Executive Director and former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis delivered the commencement address to...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
May 19, 2016
The National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School recently released the Justice Index 2016 —an updated version of the 2014 Index. The...
May 18, 2016
There is lots of talk about making changes in legal education at law schools. That's no surprise, law professors love to talk. If they loved practicing law, they'd be lawyers. Instead, ensconced in the ivory tower, safe from the perils of the real world, they leisurely debate what should happen to those poor souls (law students) who must leave the hallowed halls of law school, and actually go out in the world to practice law.
May 17, 2016
The use of social media by jurors is a growing problem. In response, California passed a state law in 2011 making violations punishable by contempt...
May 12, 2016
Despite efforts by courts, communities, and bar associations around the country, there remains a serious need for tools that provide self-represented...
Carolyn A. Tyler
May 11, 2016
In time for the election season, IAALS today announced a new toolkit designed to educate voters about the performance record of judges up for...
May 10, 2016
It is hard to believe it has been seven months since our 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference last fall, where we presented initial...
May 9, 2016
In a recent Colorado Public Radio/Colorado Matters story, the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce was featured as a promising alternative to the...
H. Thomas Wells, Jr.
May 4, 2016
It has been my honor to participate in IAALS’ Quality Judges Initiative as a member of the O’Connor Advisory Committee . Much of my time serving as President of the American Bar Association in 2008-2009 was devoted to efforts to assure adequate funding for the judicial branch of government and to improve judicial selection in order to assure fair and impartial courts; service on Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s committee was a logical following step after my term as ABA President ended. As a member of the O’Connor Advisory Committee, I have seen firsthand how QJI brings focus to the national debate on judicial selection issues and challenges. We have members who give perspective to the issues from various diverse backgrounds in order to come up with workable recommendations on judicial selection and judicial performance evaluation.
May 3, 2016
Back in 2011, Utah implemented significant statewide changes to its rules of civil procedure governing disclosure and discovery, incorporating...