Lessons to Be Learned

Through the Rule One Initiative, IAALS has worked to understand the issues that plague our system. IAALS conducts empirical research to identify those issues and learn from jurisdictions around the country who have tackled these issues in innovative ways.

Our research has included a review of lessons to be learned from the state courts—such as Colorado, Oregon, and Arizona—and from the federal system. This empirical research provides support for recommendations.

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This publication provides a synthesis of the relevant empirical research on the civil justice process released from 2008 to 2013. In addition to...
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Understanding how the courts and rulemakers have addressed the costs of discovery, including their allocation between the parties, provides important...
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This report is a follow-up to IAALS’ 2010 publication of Surveys of the Colorado Bench & Bar on Colorado’s Simplified Pretrial Procedure for...
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This survey explored the views of members of the Oregon State Bar concerning civil procedure in Circuit Court, the state court of general...
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This report represents the third stage of an extended IAALS study of civil litigation in Oregon. The first two stages examined civil case processing...
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This survey explored the views of members of the State Bar of Arizona concerning civil procedure in Arizona Superior Court, the state court of...
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This report draws on data drawn from nearly 7,700 federal cases that were terminated between October 1, 2005, and September 30, 2006, and sets forth...