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Natalie Anne Knowlton
Brittany Kauffman
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released a Request for Proposals to identify potential participants in a pilot project for implementing access to justice portals. The legal access portal concept emerged from the 2013 LSC Technology Summit as one of the key recommendations for achieving 100% access to justice...
Guest Post
Martin J. Katz
There is an exciting movement toward practical legal education in U.S. law schools. There are many good reasons for this movement, including demand from students and potential students, as well as demand from the employers and clients that will hire those students. Additionally, a plethora of compelling studies...
Barbara Blackwell
Mark Staines
IAALS works extensively with partners from around the country as we take on the toughest problems in the legal system. Our Business Leadership Network brings together private sector advisors to find solutions to the challenges we face. Earlier this year, IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis and Brittany...
Carolyn A. Tyler
Reporter Haley Cohen of The Economist recently toured the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce (COCD) in Denver and wrote about her experience in a December article titled Disruptive Innovation: A spate of start-ups offer alternatives to traditional divorce . We’re delighted to see the COCD attract international media...
Mark Staines
By now, anyone who is familiar with the Foundations for Practice study knows that the data gathered from the 24,000+ lawyers surveyed provides a gold mine of information for law schools, the legal profession (especially legal employers), and law students/recent grads. As a current law student, perhaps the most eye-...
Brittany Kauffman
One year ago today, on December 1, 2015, the long awaited amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. The “package” of amendments included changes across a number of rules (specifically Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, and 34) and focused on increasing cooperation, achieving proportionality in...
Guest Post
Matthew Menendez
On November 3-4, 2016, IAALS convened a blue ribbon group of judges, scholars, and attorneys from across the country to discuss best practices for procedural rules for judicial recusal. The group discussed the need for procedures that are fair to both judges and litigants, that provide transparency without sacrificing...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has launched a new resource in Canada. The National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs contains contact information for attorneys offering unbundled legal services, and paralegals and other professionals willing to offer affordable services. NSRLP also...

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