June 30, 2016
We are pleased to announce the results of our evaluation of the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families (RCSDF)—the first manifestation...
Ann B. Frick
June 29, 2016
IAALS has been instrumental in changing the landscape of Colorado’s civil pre-trial practice. It all began with Becky Kourlis’ provocative and influential speech at the American College of Trial Lawyers annual meeting in March 2007, where she outlined the disturbing trends and challenges facing our justice system. Becky’s talk was the seed that grew into the ACTL Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice, which was tasked with taking a hard look at these problem areas and recommending improvements. IAALS provided a wealth of information, experience, necessary guidance, and high credibility to the Task Force.
June 28, 2016
For separating and divorcing families, access to justice can be hard to come by. Our traditional, court-driven model de-emphasizes parents’ (and...
June 24, 2016
IAALS’ Honoring Families Initiative recently released two new reports focused on the experiences of self-represented litigants in our family court...
June 23, 2016
A recent study by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is shedding new light on the demographics of state judiciaries across...
Christine Todd Whitman
June 22, 2016
One of the reasons that the American experiment succeeded was the genius of our Founding Fathers in establishing a three-part system of government...
Carolyn A. Tyler
June 21, 2016
Today, IAALS released a new report that finds family law attorneys, as stewards of the justice system, are uniquely positioned to best drive much needed change within the system. The Family Law Bar: Stewards of the System, Leaders of Change provides a blueprint for attorneys to help lead change in the system for their clients. It resulted from a groundbreaking summit that united a diverse group of national leaders around the shared goal of identifying obstacles and finding solutions that reshape the divorce and separation process so it better serves the needs of children and families.
Natalie Anne Knowlton
June 17, 2016
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern Fisher of the New York City Courts recently addressed the Colorado Supreme Court Advisory Committee and its...
Deanell Reece Tacha
June 15, 2016
Deans of law schools throughout the nation are faced with unprecedented challenges in legal education: significant restructuring in the legal employment market, high student debt loads, dramatic declines in applicants for admission, rapid technological advances, students who learn in new ways, shifting accreditation standards, national ranking systems, and concerns from the bench and bar about the preparedness of new lawyers. Against this background, it is so critical that deans have a forum to interact with each other, practitioners, judges, a variety of legal employers, and the many parties interested in and committed to the future of legal education.
June 14, 2016
The Journal of Experiential Learning at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (an ETL Consortium school) is looking for papers for the Fall/...
Rebecca Love Kourlis
June 13, 2016
Lawyers reach out to me from time to time to give me a dose of reality. Recently, a trial lawyer spoke to me of a few cases that had gone awry—and...
June 10, 2016
This November, five of the seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court are standing for retention, and many court watchers in Kansas and around the...