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E-Discovery Sanctions & Spoliation: What a Judge Needs to Know—A Webcast

Brittany Kauffman
Discovery in litigation can be complicated and expensive, and electronic discovery is no exception. The preservation and production of electronically stored information presents ample opportunities for complication and expense. To provide education for judges tackling these issues, IAALS and the National Judicial...

The Modern Family Court Judge: Knowledge, Qualities & Skills for Success

Zachary Willis
Family court judges make significant decisions affecting our nation's families, yet these judges are often undervalued—even by their peers on the bench. And, there is insufficient acknowledgement of the broad expertise required to do the job well. A new IAALS publication aims to change this by drawing attention to the...

Creating Momentum for Change: IAALS' Final Evaluation of Colorado Court Rule Changes

Zachary Willis
IAALS is pleased to announce the release of our final evaluation results for the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project (CAPP), the state's experiment with new court procedures. As a whole, CAPP has succeeded in achieving many of its intended effects and the evaluation provides a rich source of information for rulemakers...

New Report on Cost Allocation in Discovery Explores Lessons to be Learned at Home and Abroad

Brittany Kauffman
Over the last seven years, we have focused much of our time and effort on ways to improve the effectiveness of discovery, due in large part to the expanding world of electronically stored information. In our new report, we review the laws in the United States and other countries and provide examples of, and analogies...

Choosing Judges: Judicial Nominating Commissions and the Selection of Supreme Court Justices

Malia Reddick
Rebecca Love Kourlis
We are pleased to announce the release of a new report on the judicial nominating commissions used to select supreme court justices in 30 states and Washington, D.C. With Choosing Judges , we examine why judicial nominating commissions are established in the first place, how their structure and operation differ across...

Cases Without Counsel: New Project to Explore Experiences of Self-Representation in U.S. Family Court

Zachary Willis
IAALS announces a first-of-its-kind national project to examine the growing trend of American families who represent themselves in family court. The project will include a study of self-represented litigants to discover how family courts can help them navigate the justice system to achieve fair outcomes. Study results...

New Publication Summarizes Empirical Research on the Civil Justice Process

Brittany Kauffman
Corina D. Gerety
A national conversation is ongoing about the future of our civil justice system, and research is being conducted on the litigation process by a number of individuals and organizations. To help make sense of the latest research and to bring it down to a manageable size, we have created a new report that synthesizes the...