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Blog Posts by Robert P. Thompson

Collaboration Will Be Key to Change in Legal Education and the Profession

Robert P. Thompson
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Director Alli Gerkman was invited to speak on “The Changing Legal Landscape” at the opening plenary session for the National Conference of Bar Presidents in July. In a prepared presentation (below), she said that meaningful change is possible, but everyone has to be at the table. The...

IAALS/ABA Gathering to Re-Imagine Legal Services Delivery in the 21st Century

Robert P. Thompson
Can the 20th Century model of legal services delivery rise to the challenges and opportunities created by changes in society and the legal industry? And, can clients get the access to justice they deserve through the traditional models of legal representation? Those a but a few of the questions on tap for this week’s...

IAALS Honors Task Force Dedicated to Reshaping the American Civil Justice System

Robert P. Thompson
Last week, IAALS honored the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice at the 8th Annual Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner in downtown Denver. With profound gratitude, we recognized the dedication of the Task Force in literally jump-starting a nationwide movement to reform the...

IAALS Opens "DIAALOGUES" to Tackle Challenges Facing the American Legal System

Robert P. Thompson
IAALS is pleased to announce a $50,000 gift from El Pomar Foundation in support of a groundbreaking series of national conversations. Dubbed “DIAALOGUES,” the project allows IAALS to do what it does best—bring together the best minds in the country to forge solutions to the most pressing issues facing the American...

Rebecca Love Kourlis on LXBN TV to Discuss Judicial Elections and Alternatives

Robert P. Thompson
IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis paid a pre-holiday, virtual visit to LXBN TV to talk about the effects of partisan elections of judges across the country. Kourlis weighed in on the same concerns that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently voiced regarding the influence that partisan...

Expansive Resource Database Launched to Help Law Schools and Professors Better Prepare Students to Be Lawyers

Robert P. Thompson
Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers announces a newly expanded and integrated collection of online legal education resources. These innovative teaching tools give law schools and professors the means to reevaluate classes and curriculum from the ground up, and are designed to help law schools ensure that their students are...

Conference Gives Legal Profession a Voice in the Future of Legal Education

Robert P. Thompson
Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers announces its second annual conference, which will focus on connecting the profession and the academy to ensure that law graduates are prepared to begin a career of service to clients, service to the legal system, and service to society. Conference participants will focus on how to design...