University of Denver

Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit

Creating the Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Courts of Tomorrow
February 25th, 2016 to February 26th, 2016

On February 25-26, 2016, IAALS held its Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit at the Cable Center on the University of Denver campus.

The goal of the Summit was to bring together federal and state court judges, court administrators, attorneys on both sides of the “v”, academics, and users of the system to chart the next steps for creating the just, speedy, and inexpensive courts of tomorrow.

We are on the cusp of important change in our civil justice system, with recent rule amendments at the federal level and expected recommendations from the Conference of Chief Justices Civil Justice Improvements Committee at the state level. We recognize that while it took much hard work to get this far, to achieve the full impact of these recommendations and reforms, it ultimately comes down to implementation.

IAALS’ Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit recognized how far we have come, provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges of implementing change, and focused on the important next steps for realizing the goal of a just, speedy, and inexpensive system for all.

 

 

 

Location

The Cable Center
University of Denver
2000 Buchtel Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210

The Cable Center hosted the program, reception, and dinner.

Accommodations

We have secured a special room rate of $112 per night for single/double rooms at The Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek, located at 4150 E. Mississippi Ave., Glendale, CO 80246.

Call 1-888-492-8847 and request the “Civil Justice Reform Group Block.” Or book online using Group Code “G-JUST.”

This preferred rate is available for reservations made by Tuesday, February 2, or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first. We encourage participants to book early, as space is limited.

Fees & Meals

The cost of the summit has been significantly offset by a generous gift from the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Judicial/Government Attendee: $195

Other Attendee: $495

The registration fee includes: participation at the Summit; meeting materials; breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception, and dinner on Thursday, February 25; and breakfast and lunch on Friday, February 26.

Transportation

Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from Denver International Airport (DEN). Transportation will be provided from the Hyatt Place to the meeting site and back at the beginning and end of the scheduled activities on Thursday, February 25, and Friday, February 26.

Course Materials

In an effort to make the materials most accessible before and after the program, a link to the course materials will be provided prior to the program.

We encourage you to download the course materials and preprint any materials you would like to reference in hard copy during the program.

CLE/CJE Credits

IAALS will provide participants a Uniform Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the Summit. Participants are responsible for submitting this form to their state’s Continuing Legal Education Commission or Board where required. Participants are asked to follow their state’s specific filing rules to have their CLE/CJE credits approved.

Privacy Statement

The University of Denver maintains Privacy Guidelines at http://www.du.edu/privacy and endeavors to take reasonable precautions to maintain privacy and security within the sphere of its operations.

Questions

For more information or assistance with the logistics of this conference (hotel, travel, special needs, etc.), please contact Amy Downing, IAALS Special Events Coordinator, amy.downing@du.edu or 303-871-6649.

For questions or information about the agenda or program of the conference please contact Janet Drobinske, Legal Assistant, Rule One Initiativejanet.drobinske@du.edu or 303-871-6627.

Thursday, February 25

7:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Hon. Rebecca Love Kourlis (Ret.)

Brittany K.T. Kauffman

8:15 a.m. State Projects and Rules Update: Experiences, Empirical Research, and Expectations

Hon. Jerome B. Abrams

Paula Hannaford-Agor

Brittany K.T. Kauffman

Linda Sandstrom Simard

Francis M. Wikstrom

9:30 a.m. Federal Projects and Rules Update: Experiences, Empirical Research, and Expectations

John Barkett

Hon. Jeremy Fogel

Hon. John G. Koeltl

Emery G. Lee, III

Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. The Simpler Cases: Experiences, Empirical Research, and Expectations

Hon. David G. Campbell

Sherri R. Carter

Hon. Janice Davidson (Ret.)

Gilbert A. Dickinson

Paula Hannaford-Agor 

12:00 p.m. Lunch and International Panel

Hon. Colin L. Campbell (Ret.) (Canada)

Hon. Seiu Kin Lee (Singapore)

Tania Sourdin (Australia)

Hon. Master Steven Whitaker (Ret.) (England)

Discussion Leader:

Hon. Rebecca Love Kourlis (Ret.)

1:45 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Shifting our Mentality Regarding Discovery: Proportionality and Beyond

Thomas Y. Allman

Jennie Lee Anderson

Steven S. Gensler

Hon. John G. Koeltl

Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal

Paul C. Saunders

3:30 p.m. The Intersection of Cooperation and Advocacy

William P. Butterfield

Hon. Jeremy Fogel

Robert L. Levy

Linda Sandstrom Simard

Kenneth J. Withers

Hon. Jack Zouhary

4:30 p.m. The Role of Lawyers in Achieving a Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive System

John Barkett

Steven S. Gensler

William C. Hubbard

William A. Rossbach

Hon. Craig B. Shaffer

Stephen D. Susman

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m. Dinner

Keynote Speaker:

Hon. Carolyn Kuhl

Friday, February 26

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. The Role of Judges: Management and Engagement

Hon. Jerome B. Abrams

Hon. David G. Campbell

Hon. Paul W. Grimm

Hon. David Prince

Hon. Craig B. Shaffer

Hon. Jack Zouhary

9:15 a.m. The Role of the Courts: Serving Litigants

Hon. Thomas A. Balmer

Laura A. Briggs

Sherri R. Carter

Hon. Jeremy Fogel

Mary McQueen

James J. Waldron

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Implementation and Culture Change: Perspectives from the Users of the System

R. Stanton Dodge

Daniel C. Girard

Hannah Lieberman

Jonathan M. Redgrave

Kevin Traskos

12:00 p.m. Creating the Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Courts of Tomorrow

Group Brainstorming over Lunch

1:00 p.m. Creating the Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Courts of Tomorrow: Observations from the Bench

Hon. Jerome B. Abrams

Hon. Thomas A. Balmer

Hon. David G. Campbell

Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal

Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton

Discussion Leader:

Hon. Rebecca Love Kourlis (Ret.)

2:30 p.m. Summary and Conclusions

Hon. Rebecca Love Kourlis (Ret.)

3:00 p.m. Program Concludes

Disclaimer: Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

For questions or information about the agenda or program of the conference please contact Janet Drobinske, Legal Assistant, Rule One Initiative, janet.drobinske@du.edu or 303-871-6627.

Keynote Speaker

Hon. Carolyn Kuhl

Presiding Judge, Superior Court of California
County of Los Angeles, CA

Faculty

Hon. Jerome B. Abrams

District Judge, First Judicial District of Minnesota
Hastings, MN

Thomas Y. Allman

Senior Vice President and General Counsel (Ret.), BASF Corporation
Cincinnati, OH

Jennie Lee Anderson

Andrus Anderson LLP
San Francisco, CA

Hon. Thomas A. Balmer

Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
Salem, OR

John Barkett

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Miami, FL

Laura A. Briggs

Clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

William P. Butterfield

Hausfeld LLP
Washington, DC

Hon. Colin L. Campbell (Ret.)

Amicus Chambers
Toronto, Canada

Hon. David G. Campbell

District Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Sherri R. Carter

Executive Officer/Clerk, Los Angeles Superior Court
Los Angeles, CA

Hon. Janice Davidson (Ret.)

Senior Advisor, IAALS
Denver, CO

Gilbert A. Dickinson

Dickinson Prud’homme Adams LLP
Denver, CO

R. Stanton Dodge

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, DISH Network LLC
Englewood, CO

Hon. Jeremy Fogel

Director, Federal Judicial Center
Washington, DC

Steven S. Gensler

University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK

Daniel C. Girard

Girard Gibbs LLP
San Francisco, CA

Hon. Paul W. Grimm

District Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Paula Hannaford-Agor

Director, Center for Jury Studies, National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA

William C. Hubbard

Immediate Past President, American Bar Association
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Columbia, SC

Brittany K.T. Kauffman

Director, Rule One Initiative, IAALS
Denver, CO

Hon. John G. Koeltl

District Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
New York, NY

Hon. Rebecca Love Kourlis (Ret.)

Executive Director, IAALS
Denver, CO

Emery G. Lee, III

Senior Research Associate, Federal Judicial Center
Washington, DC

Hon. Seiu Kin Lee

Judge, Singapore Supreme Court
Singapore

Robert L. Levy

Counsel, Civil Justice Reform and Law Technology, ExxonMobil Corporation
Houston, TX

Hannah Lieberman

Executive Director, Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Washington, DC

Mary McQueen

President, National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA

Hon. David Prince

District Judge, Fourth Judicial District of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO

Jonathan M. Redgrave

Redgrave LLP
Washington, DC

Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal

District Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
Houston, TX

William A. Rossbach

Rossbach Hart, PC
Missoula, MT

Paul C. Saunders

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
New York, NY

Hon. Craig B. Shaffer

Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Denver, CO

Linda Sandstrom Simard

Suffolk University Law School
Boston, MA

Tania Sourdin

Director, Australian Centre for Justice Innovation
Melbourne, Australia

Stephen D. Susman

Susman Godfrey LLP
New York, NY

Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Cincinnati, OH

Kevin Traskos

Civil Division Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Denver, CO

James J. Waldron

Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Newark, NJ

Hon. Master Steven Whitaker (Ret.)

Senior Master, Senior Courts Queen's Bench
London, England

Francis M. Wikstrom

Parsons Behle & Latimer
Salt Lake City, UT

Kenneth J. Withers

Deputy Executive Director, The Sedona Conference®
Phoenix, AZ

Hon. Jack Zouhary

District Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Toledo, OH