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Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

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Advancing empirically informed models for choosing, evaluating and retaining judges

Evaluating Appellate Judges: Preserving Integrity, Maintaining Accountability
Post-Conference Overview StatementAugust 19, 2011

This post-conference overview reviews the national conference on appellate judicial performance evaluation (JPE) hosted by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver on August 11-12, 2011.

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Cover Art: Options for Federal Judicial Screening Committees

Options for Federal Judicial Screening Committees
July 1, 2010

Provides U.S. senators and other federal legislators with information about committees used to screen potential judicial and law enforcement position nominees.

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A Strategy for Judicial Performance Evaluation in New York
October 1, 2009Rebecca Love Kourlis and Jordan M. Singer

In this essay, the authors describe how JPE programs work, consider what lessons those programs offer for judicial screening and judicial selection in New York, and explain how both the citizens and judges of New York would benefit from an official, comprehensive JPE program.

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America’s Judicial Selection Wars
February 1, 2009

There are two common methods for selecting judges: elections and merit selection. We have only to look at this past election season to understand how these methods support or undermine the ideal of an impartial American judiciary.

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Cover Art: Survey: Colorado Voter Opinions on the Judiciary

Survey: Colorado Voter Opinions on the Judiciary
November 1, 2008

This survey was conducted July 2007 and included 726 registered Colorado voters to better understand voter knowledge and opinions of Colorado’s judiciary in a range of areas.

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