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Brittany Kauffman
On December 1, 2015, the long awaited amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect, including changes focused on cooperation, active judicial case management, proportionality in discovery, and preservation/sanctions. Proving that work continues following this momentous effort, the Civil Rules...
Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
In February, IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis gave the keynote address for the Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government in Boise. The lecture is sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation, and was broadcast live...
Brittany Kauffman
Inspired in part by the work of the Conference of Chief Justice’s Civil Justice Improvements Committee , Chief Justice Scott Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court issued an Order at the end of last year establishing a new initiative for the Arizona Courts, creating a 24-member committee of judges, lawyers, and...
Guest Post
Alan Carlson
Toward the end of last year when I first read IAALS’ report, Change the Culture, Change the System: Top 10 Cultural Shifts Needed to Create the Courts of Tomorrow , I had feelings of both trepidation and hope. It said a lot of things I have often thought about, but have not always spoken up about. I also shared the...
Guest Post
Jack Zouhary
I recently attended IAALS’ Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit and served as a faculty member on several panels. It never fails that I come away from these gatherings with more ideas. I began to take notes on this question: “What can we do to effect the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure?” We need to...
Brittany Kauffman
Last Thursday and Friday, February 25 and 26, IAALS hosted its Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit , focused on creating the just, speedy, and inexpensive courts of tomorrow. The goal of the Summit was to bring together federal and state court judges, court administrators, attorneys on both sides of the “v”, academics...

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