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Blog Posts by Hunter Metcalf

A Top Ten for Changing Legal Culture in the United States

Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
The April edition of Court Manager —the monthly publication of the National Association for Court Management (NACM)—featured an article by Brittany Kauffman, Director of IAALS’ Rule One Initiative . Entitled “ Change the Culture, Change the System: A Top 10 ,” the article discusses IAALS’ mission to improve America’s...

Colorado Radio Discusses Out-of-Court Divorce with Those Who Have Done It

Hunter Metcalf
In a recent Colorado Public Radio/Colorado Matters story, the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce was featured as a promising alternative to the traditional lengthy, expensive, and often contentious in-court divorce. Dr. Megan Quinn utilized the Center’s services with her ex-husband to recently finalize their divorce...

Kourlis Keynotes Idaho Darrington Lecture: Why We Cannot Afford to Fail

Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
In February, IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis gave the keynote address for the Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government in Boise. The lecture is sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation, and was broadcast live...

Denver Business Journal: Three Questions with Rebecca Love Kourlis

Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
As IAALS celebrates its tenth year, the Denver Business Journal sat down with Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis to recap her motivation for leaving the Colorado Supreme Court and founding IAALS, and the impacts made over the last decade. “I was very concerned that the civil justice process was becoming...

New Mexico Judge Extols State’s Judicial Performance Evaluation Process

Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
In a recent opinion piece , Judge Daniel E. Ramczyk emphasizes the importance and benefits of New Mexico’s judicial selection and retention process, and in particular the role that the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC) plays in providing valuable feedback to judges as well as to the citizens who vote...