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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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Alli Gerkman
On September 20th and 21st in Denver, IAALS will host our Third Civil Justice Reform Summit. IAALS was responsible in 2007 for convening a number of prominent and committed leaders from across the country who recognized the need for reform in the civil justice system. The second Summit in 2009 identified the...
Alli Gerkman
We are proud to announce that IAALS' Executive Director, Rebecca Love Kourlis , has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2012 John Marshall Award , presented by the American Bar Association Justice Center . Kourlis will formally accept the award in Chicago in August. The ABA Justice Center established the John...
Alli Gerkman
DENVER, CO – The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver today applauds the Colorado Supreme Court for approving the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project. This visionary step forward joins a national trend among states committed to improving the delivery of court...
Alli Gerkman
The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver today launches a unique, national initiative to change the way law schools educate students. “Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers” provides a platform to encourage law schools in the U.S. to showcase innovative teaching to...
Alli Gerkman
In Rebuilding Justice, Rebecca Love Kourlis and Dirk Olin, in conjunction with the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), illuminate why the courts are critical and how they are being eroded, defaced, and undermined in the twenty-first century. Kourlis and Olin propose practical and...

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