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Advancing empirically informed models to promote greater accessibility, efficiency, and accountability in civil justice

Cover Art: Momentum for Change: The Impact of the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project

Momentum for Change: The Impact of the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project
October 2, 2014

This report details IAALS' final findings on the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project (CAPP), the state's experiment with new court procedures intended to secure the fundamental promise of our civil justice system: a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action. As a whole, CAPP succeeded in achieving many of its intended effects.

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Cover Art: Preliminary Findings on the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project

Preliminary Findings on the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project
April 7, 2014

This report contains the preliminary findings from IAALS’ evaluation of the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project Applicable to Business Actions in District Court (CAPP). CAPP involves a new set of pretrial procedures for pleadings, disclosures, discovery, and case management.

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Cover Art: Update on the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project Evaluation

Update on the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project Evaluation
October 29, 2013

This short update on the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project provides information on the specifics and timing of the evaluation that IAALS is conducting in Colorado.

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Cover Art: Measuring Rule 16.1: Colorado’s Simplified Civil Procedure Experiment

Measuring Rule 16.1: Colorado’s Simplified Civil Procedure Experiment
November 28, 2012

This report is a follow-up to IAALS’ 2010 publication of Surveys of the Colorado Bench & Bar on Colorado’s Simplified Pretrial Procedure for Civil Actions, focused on C.R.C.P. 16.1, a voluntary pretrial process for state court actions seeking $100,000 or less.

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Cover Art: Surveys of the Colorado Bench & Bar on Colorado’s Simplified Pretrial Procedure for Civil Actions

Surveys of the Colorado Bench & Bar on Colorado’s Simplified Pretrial Procedure for Civil Actions
November 1, 2010

Colorado’s voluntary simplified pretrial procedure for actions seeking $100,000 or less from any one party was set up to reduce the time to disposition and reduce costs for litigants. But our survey shows use of the rules is relatively infrequent and not widely promoted by responding attorneys and judges.

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