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Survey Says: Experience Matters When Hiring New Lawyers

Carolyn A. Tyler
Zachary Willis
The latest IAALS report offers insights for legal employers and aims to close the employment gap. Many legal employers still rely on criteria like class rank, law school prestige, and law review participation to inform hiring decisions, but how effective are those criteria in making good hires? A study released today...

Martin J. Katz Receives the 2016 Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Award

Carolyn A. Tyler
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers honored Martin “Marty” J. Katz , former Dean of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with the 2016 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) Award. Katz served as Dean of Sturm College of Law from 2009 to 2016 and led its development and implementation of a major strategic plan, which...

Conference of Chief Justices Endorses Report on Civil Justice Improvements

Carolyn A. Tyler
Zachary Willis
A just-released report recommending concrete improvements in the American civil justice system has been endorsed by the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ), the country’s association of top state judicial leaders. The report—released last week at CCJ’s annual conference in Jackson, Wyoming—calls on state judicial...

Foundations for Practice: IAALS Asks What Makes a New Lawyer Successful

Carolyn A. Tyler
Zachary Willis
Today, aspiring lawyers across the country will sit for a bar examination that is intended to test their preparation for practice and will determine whether they will join the ranks of the legal profession this fall. While the bar examination has long been the measurement of what law graduates need in order to enter...

Family Law Attorneys Leading the Charge for Child-Focused Legal Reforms

Carolyn A. Tyler
Zachary Willis
Today, IAALS released a new report that finds family law attorneys, as stewards of the justice system, are uniquely positioned to best drive much needed change within the system. The Family Law Bar: Stewards of the System, Leaders of Change provides a blueprint for attorneys to help lead change in the system for their...

Latest IAALS Reports Give Voice to Growing Numbers of Self-Represented Litigants

Carolyn A. Tyler
Zachary Willis
Today, IAALS unveiled two new reports—one of which captures the experiences of litigants navigating U.S. family courts without attorneys, and the other makes recommendations for courts and others to help better serve these litigants. There is broad consensus that, in some courts, upwards of 80–90% of family cases...

Quality Judges Award Honors Best of Judicial Performance Evaluations Process

Carolyn A. Tyler
Zachary Willis
IAALS is proud to announce Joanne C. Slotnik, Former Executive Director of the Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, as the inaugural recipient of our Quality Judges Award in recognition of her contributions to preserving judicial accountability and impartiality. Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra...

Judges Aren't Sexy: New IAALS Toolkit Helps States Educate Voters about Judges

Carolyn A. Tyler
In time for the election season, IAALS today announced a new toolkit designed to educate voters about the performance record of judges up for retention. Judges Aren’t Sexy: Engaging and Educating Voters in a Crowded World is available immediately for states to use in their voter education efforts. In many states,...

Governor Hickenlooper Proclaims April 21 'IAALS Day' in Honor of 10th Anniversary

Zachary Willis
Carolyn A. Tyler
Last week, IAALS held our annual Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner in celebration of our 10th Anniversary and the remarkable progress we've made as a national force for legal reform. More than one hundred thirty people from all over the country joined us in Denver to mark this historic milestone—and celebrate a legacy...