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Zachary Willis
In December, major changes were made to the rules regarding civil procedure in federal courts. The federal rules refocus and reaffirm the legal community’s commitment to providing a just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution for everyone who brings their case to court. The new rules lay out expectations for lawyers and...
Zachary Willis
A wave of new amendments to the federal rules of civil procedure will take effect Tuesday, Dec. 1, sparking cultural and operational changes to the nation’s legal system. Approved last April by the U.S. Supreme Court, the amendments are intended to refocus the legal community on providing a just, speedy, and less...
Brittany Kauffman
We are excited to open registration for IAALS’ Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit , which will be held in Denver, February 25-26, 2016. The Summit will feature nationally renowned faculty discussing the challenges of implementing change and engaging in a dialogue with participants regarding the necessary next steps...
Zachary Willis
The number of people representing themselves in court is on the rise, especially in family court. Some people feel they can handle the legal process on their own, or don't trust a lawyer to make things better. And for many, the cost of hiring a lawyer can simply be prohibitive. In response to these changing realities...
Rebecca Love Kourlis
For the last ten years, IAALS—the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System—has worked to rebuild the civil justice system. After much work, and through collaboration with some of the very best minds in the country, we are finally reaching a critical goalpost in that mission. Significant federal rule...
Malia Reddick
It is no surprise that there is much confusion around how judges get to be judges in the United States. No two states use the same method to select and retain their judges, and even in individual states, the method may vary by the level of court and even location. Some states elect their judges in partisan contests;...
Nationwide, IAALS is succeeding in improving the American legal system with innovative approaches to daunting challenges. But, we don’t do it alone. We work each day in collaboration with the very best minds in the country to research issues, generate ideas, and implement solutions that will have the most impact for...
Brittany Kauffman
On February 25-26, 2016, IAALS will hold its Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit: Creating the Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Courts of Tomorrow . We are on the cusp of important change in our civil justice system . We expect to see the culmination of great efforts toward reform in the next year, with the impending rule...
Alli Gerkman
Three years ago, we launched Law Jobs: By the Numbers , an interactive online tool that gives prospective law students the most transparent and complete law school employment rate information available. With the release of the latest ABA employment data, we now have four years of data stored in the tool. This means...
Karen Mathis
The League of Women Voters of Colorado is recognizing IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis with its 2015 Leader of Democracy Award on June 17. I can't think of a more appropriate recipient of this award than Becky. The LWV is a national, nonpartisan political organization that has fought since 1920 to improve...

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