Making the Case for Civil Justice Reform

As a starting point in addressing the issues in our civil justice system, IAALS worked to determine the problem areas that existed in the system, and then define them. To begin, IAALS surveyed the Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. IAALS then followed up that survey with additional surveys of the trial bench and general counsel. Our early research and collaboration with stakeholders around the country confirmed the need for civil justice reform.

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This publication synthesizes the results of four recent studies exploring how attorneys and trial judges across the nation view the civil justice...
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Four years ago, concerns about skyrocketing costs, unprofessional gamesmanship, and long delays in civil litigation were the stuff of grousing and...
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This survey asked state and federal judges questions about the civil legal system, and in particular, some of the civil process reforms advanced by...
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This report sets forth the results of our civil litigation survey of Chief Legal Officers and General Counsel belonging to the Association of...
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The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Task Force on Discovery was appointed in June of 2007 by President David Beck to work jointly with the...
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Apr 1, 2007
In Spring 2007, IAALS hosted an unprecedented gathering of state Supreme Court Justices, federal and state court judges and top legal reform experts...
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Oct 6, 2006
In October 2006, Federal District Court Judge Richard A. Matsch and leading New York lawyer and author Philip K. Howard took center-stage at the...