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New IAALS Study Asks and Answers "What Has Happened with Rule 16.1 in Colorado?"

Corina D. Gerety
IAALS has just released a Rule One Initiative research report entitled Measuring Rule 16.1: Colorado’s Simplified Procedure Experiment. In 2004, the Colorado Supreme Court put in place Rule 16.1, a voluntary pretrial process for smaller dollar-volume civil cases, with the hope of providing a more efficient path to...

New Report Is a Manual for Implementing Short, Summary, and Expedited Civil Action Programs

Alli Gerkman
Recognizing that there is widespread concern that the civil justice system is too complex, costs too much, and takes too long, a new report provides recommendations for designing short, summary, and expedited (“SSE”) programs and calls for implementation of such programs on a national scale. The report, A Return to...

Press Release: ‘Know Your Judge’ Website a Tool for Colorado Voters in Judicial Races

Alli Gerkman
This November, in addition to executive and legislative candidates, Colorado voters will be deciding whether or not to retain Colorado judges. Under Colorado’s system for selecting and retaining judges, all judges who will appear on the ballot must undergo a performance evaluation, the results of which are provided to...

Press Release: Judicial Performance Evaluation Results Released as Voter Tool in Judicial Races (Updated)

Alli Gerkman
This fall, judges are running in contestable elections in 32 states and standing in yes/no retention elections in 17 states. Judicial elections are typically low-information contests, where voters may cast their ballots based on party affiliation, name recognition, or ballot position rather than on qualifications and...

New Perspective on Familiar Recommendations for Addressing Costs and Delays in Civil Litigation

Alli Gerkman
IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, announces the release of Another Voice: Financial Experts on Reducing Client Costs in Civil Litigation , a new report prepared in collaboration with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that...

Past ABA President, Karen J. Mathis, Brings Decades of Legal and Executive Experience to IAALS

Alli Gerkman
IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, is pleased to welcome Karen J. Mathis , past president of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), as its Associate Executive Director, effective August 22, 2012. In the new role, Mathis will oversee IAALS’ operations,...

IAALS Identifies Principles for Quality Court Systems and Judges (Press Release)

Alli Gerkman
Denver, Colo. – IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, announces the release of Cornerstones of State Judicial Selection: Laying the Foundation for Quality Court Systems and Judges , a new publication from IAALS' Quality Judges Initiative . The report, based...

IAALS Offers Training and Solutions to Challenges of E-Discovery (Press Release)

Alli Gerkman
Denver, Colo. – IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, is proud to announce the release of an updated edition of Navigating the Hazards of E-Discovery: A Manual for Judges in State Courts Across the Nation . This manual is a resource for judges and...