University of Denver


March, 2009

Anecdotes to Action
March 02 to March 03
IAALS hosted the 2009 Civil Rules Summit. Thirty-two renowned civil justice system experts including U.S. District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal gathered to discuss America's civil justice system problems, but with a greater emphasis on identifying solutions.

October, 2008

October 22
In October 2008, a distinguished group of judges, attorneys, and business leaders gathered to recognize the extraordinary work of Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, who was honored for her achievements in building a more responsive and effective court system.

August, 2008

August 05 to August 06
In August 2008, judges, JPE coordinators, and experts from nearly 20 states attended this forum, hosted by IAALS. This two-day conference featured two tracks of panel sessions, one focusing on building a JPE program from the ground up, and the other emphasizing advanced strategies for jurisdictions with existing JPE programs.

October, 2007

October 10
In October 2007, United State Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.) received the inaugural Transparent Courthouse® Award for a lifetime of work to promote excellence in America's courts.

August, 2007

August 09
In fall 2007, IAALS and the American Judicature Society (AJS) hosted a panel discussion at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Annual Meeting. The panel discussion was selected as a Top Ten Forum from among 200 policy presentations.

April, 2007

April 01
In Spring 2007, IAALS hosted an unprecedented gathering of state Supreme Court Justices, federal and state court judges and top legal reform experts from the U.S. and England. Civil justice system best practices in Oregon, Colorado, and Singapore were discussed and Lord Harry Woolf of Barnes—the architect of England’s legal system overhaul—made a presentation.

October, 2006

October 06
In October 2006, Federal District Court Judge Richard A. Matsch and leading New York lawyer and author Philip K. Howard took center-stage at the University of Denver to discuss some of America’s most contentious legal and social issues. IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis moderated the presentation, the first of an occasional series of presentations designed to highlight major issues and experts in the legal and judicial arena.