Events

September, 2012

The New Landscape of Innovation
Thursday, September 20, 2012 to Friday, September 21, 2012
IAALS hosted its Third Civil Justice Reform Summit in September 2012. With a wealth of data from state and federal jurisdictions that are experimenting with innovative case management strategies and new rules of civil procedure, this Summit focused on the landscape of innovation and how lawyers, judges, court personnel, and academics can further advance innovative solutions.

August, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012
IAALS assembled a panel of experts at the National Governors Association’s Management Seminar for Governors’ Legal Counsels to discuss the importance of judicial appointments to a governor’s legacy and the value of using a nominating commission to fulfill this responsibility.

June, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012 to Saturday, June 23, 2012
In June 2012, IAALS hosted a two-day Summit on e-discovery, including separate sessions for practitioners and state court judges. On Friday, June 22, DISH Network L.L.C. co-sponsored a “Best in Class” eDiscovery Summit for practitioners. On Saturday, June 23rd, IAALS presented a state court judges-only eDiscovery Boot Camp, co-sponsored by the Colorado State Court Administrator’s Office.

May, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 to Wednesday, May 23, 2012
IAALS hosted and staffed the federal judicial screening committee established by Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet to screen applicants and recommend potential nominees for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for Colorado.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
IAALS participated in a panel discussion that included a history and overview of the Colorado merit selection system, how it compares to other systems nationally, and ethical dilemmas and challenges when litigating in states with other judicial selection systems.

February, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012
IAALS assembled a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives of the plaintiff and defense bars, citizens involved in judicial nominating and evaluating processes, representatives from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, members of the business community, and non-profit leaders, to identify the desired attributes of individual judges and court systems.

October, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011
In October 2011, IAALS recognized three federal judges as the 2011 recipients of the Fifth Annual Transparent Courthouse® Award (now the Rebuilding Justice Award). The Honorable Mark R. Kravitz, the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, and the Honorable John G. Koeltl have provided leadership in the federal courts for the benefit of litigants for years, and have been at the forefront of efforts to reform civil rules to make cases move more efficiently through the system.

August, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011
This national conference considered ways to improve existing processes for evaluating the performance of appellate judges and for informing voters about evaluation results. Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court was the featured speaker.

October, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010
In October 2010, IAALS hosted more than 100 guests, Board members, and friends of the Institute for our fourth annual award dinner (now the Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner). This year's recipients of the Transparent Courthouse® Award were Nevada Senator William J. Raggio, Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara E. Buckley, and former Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, posthumously.

October, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009
New Hampshire Chief Justice John T. Broderick Jr. received a standing ovation from a capacity crowd of judges, attorneys, and business leaders at the 2009 Transparent Courthouse® Award Dinner (now the Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner) in October 2009.

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