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.

September, 2009

IAALS Leadership Series
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
In September 2009, more than 70 veteran attorneys, business executives, and judges gathered to discuss an issue that many believe has had the biggest impact on the practice of law in recent years – electronic discovery. Part of the IAALS Leadership Series.

March, 2009

Anecdotes to Action
Monday, March 2, 2009 to Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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.