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    Natalie Anne Knowlton
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    Logan Cornett
March 9, 2022
Our final two Paths to Justice events, focused on racial justice, brought together diverse perspectives and partners to engage in a dialogue around inequities in our civil justice system and how it relates to public trust and confidence. IAALS has published two issue papers highlighting outcomes and key takeaways for the paths forward.
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    Kelsey Montague
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    Zachary Willis
March 8, 2022
IAALS is awarding Rohan Pavuluri, CEO and co-founder of Upsolve, the second annual Alli Gerkman Legal Visionary Award. “IAALS is thrilled to present Rohan with this award, recognizing his efforts to shake up the status quo and push the boundaries of our justice system,” said David Yellen, CEO of IAALS.
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    Brittany Kauffman
March 4, 2022
Recent data reflects dramatic changes in incoming state court cases and case processing since the pandemic’s onset, providing a unique perspective into the impact of the pandemic on people’s lives, their evolving justice needs, and the cases that are brought to our state courts for resolution. And, new civil filings data from IAALS is forthcoming.
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    Zachariah DeMeola
February 25, 2022
Over the past several years, IAALS has designed resources to improve legal education and legal hiring; challenged the legal community to examine its licensure practices; and promoted a justice system that meets the demands of everyday people by clearing regulatory obstacles to innovation, development, and collaboration. And this work is just getting started.
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    Maddie Hosack
February 16, 2022
In Utah, victims of domestic violence and stalking who cannot afford or otherwise don’t want to hire a lawyer are now able to seek the help of victim advocates. These advocates are permitted to provide certain legal advice, which was solely the purview of lawyers before the state's regulatory sandbox opened.
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    Maddie Hosack
February 8, 2022
Last month, a bill was introduced in the Colorado Senate that would make text-message reminders to criminal and juvenile defendants required by law. More and more, courts are embracing technology as a way of keeping people navigating the justice system up to date.
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    Zachariah DeMeola
January 31, 2022
After a year of collaboration and innovation, IAALS Board of Advisors member Andrew Arruda has completed his term as our first entrepreneur-in-residence. We are deeply grateful to Arruda for his tireless work and invaluable expertise over this past year—and for everything he’s done to move our mission forward.
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    Maddie Hosack
January 25, 2022
Earlier this month, IAALS submitted several comments in support of a proposed paraprofessional licensing program in California. Under the proposed plan, paraprofessionals would be thoroughly qualified for the job by completing the rigorous requirements for licensure. IAALS refutes the assertion that paraprofessionals would pose a risk to consumers.
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    Maddie Hosack
January 19, 2022
In December, IAALS and its partners continued the Redesigning Legal Speaker Series with a panel exploring the opportunities being created by regulatory innovation for legal education.
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    Janet Drobinske
January 13, 2022
This comment was submitted to the State Bar of California in support of the proposed Paraprofessional Program, which would authorize paraprofessionals to provide legal advice in areas such as family, consumer debt, landlord/tenant, employment/income, and collateral criminal cases, as well as represent parties in court (excluding jury trials).
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    Merril Hirsh
January 6, 2022
Special masters can provide adjunct services to free up time for judges and court administrators—which has become crucial in the wake of the pandemic. But most people have very little experience with special masters or understanding of what they do. Think “Swiss army knife.”
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    Brittany Kauffman
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    Brooke Meyer
December 21, 2021
The second two Paths to Justice convenings and webinars, focused on access to justice, brought together diverse perspectives and partners to discuss how we utilize key data from our US Justice Needs survey to drive action and system improvement, followed by an issue paper highlighting outcomes and key takeaways.