University of Denver

National Impact the Focus of IAALS 2013 Annual Report

Founding Executive Director

Advancing innovation and excellence in our courts and legal profession is a challenging goal, and measuring impact and outcomes can be even harder. But, the evidence is clear. Our impact is real, it is important, and it is happening on a national scale.

IAALS is making a difference.

Whether taken from our empirical research or from the anecdotal stories of how the system works for individuals, our efforts to identify problems and implement solutions are changing the American legal system for the better.

From coast to coast and everywhere in between, we have collected stories from real people who share IAALS' passion for and dedication to a legal system that is accessible, trustworthy, relevant, and responsive. Their personal accounts of impact are woven throughout our 2013 Annual Report (and video companion, below) along with a detailed account of our accomplishments in the past year, which set the stage for an ambitious future slate of projects.

And, we invite you to tell us your story. It is through collaboration that we can develop new and better ideas for advancing excellence in the system, and a pathway toward profound and lasting national impact.

If you are interested in our work, we encourage you to share your story in the comments, make a donation, subscribe to our blog, or subscribe to our newsletter.