IAALS Board of Advisors

IAALS benefits tremendously from the wisdom, experience, and counsel of nationally recognized experts from the legal, academic, and business professions who comprise our Board of Advisors. Our Board provides insight and recommendations for IAALS as a whole and across our issues and projects.

Jennifer D. Bailey Jennifer D. Bailey
Administrative Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Circuit Civil Division
Jeremy Fogel Jeremy Fogel
Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute
Martin Katz Martin Katz
Professor and Former Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Tony Lai Tony Lai
Founder and Chairman, Legal.io
Camille Nelson Camille Nelson
Dean and Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
Bruce Smith Bruce Smith
Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Carla C. van Dongen Carla C. van Dongen
Vice President – Counsel, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies
Sam Walker Sam Walker
Executive in Residence, Office of the Colorado Attorney General

Jennifer D. Bailey Jennifer D. Bailey
Administrative Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Circuit Civil Division
Jeremy Fogel Jeremy Fogel
Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute
Martin Katz Martin Katz
Professor and Former Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Tony Lai Tony Lai
Founder and Chairman, Legal.io
Camille Nelson Camille Nelson
Dean and Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
Bruce Smith Bruce Smith
Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Carla C. van Dongen Carla C. van Dongen
Vice President – Counsel, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies
Sam Walker Sam Walker
Executive in Residence, Office of the Colorado Attorney General

JPE 2.0 Task Force

The JPE 2.0 Task Force is comprised of knowledgeable, experienced judicial performance evaluation (JPE) administrators and experts from across the United States. The Task Force meets regularly to discuss research on existing JPE programs, identify topics meriting further study and/or outreach, and plan the next steps for the broader discussion and implementation of ideas related to modernizing and improving JPE programs. Learn more about our JPE 2.0 project.

Farrah Fite Farrah Fite
Communications Director, The Missouri Bar
Michael A. Oki Michael A. Oki
Coordinator, Hawai’i Supreme Court Rule 19 Committee on Judicial Performance
Kent J. Wagner Kent J. Wagner
Executive Director, Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation
Jennifer Yim Jennifer Yim
Executive Director, Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission

Kent J. Wagner Kent J. Wagner
Executive Director, Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation
Michael A. Oki Michael A. Oki
Coordinator, Hawai’i Supreme Court Rule 19 Committee on Judicial Performance
Jennifer Yim Jennifer Yim
Executive Director, Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission
Farrah Fite Farrah Fite
Communications Director, The Missouri Bar

US Justice Needs Advisory Committee

IAALS identified leaders in the profession from diverse locations, practice settings, and affinity groups to guide our US Justice Needs project.

Katherine Alteneder Katherine Alteneder
Consulting Senior Strategic Advisor, Self-Represented Litigation Network
David G. Campbell David G. Campbell
Judge, United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Sherri R. Carter Sherri R. Carter
Executive Officer and Clerk of Court, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
April Faith-Slaker April Faith-Slaker
Associate Director of Research Innovations, Harvard Access to Justice Lab
Fern Fisher Fern Fisher
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University
Sarah Chamness Long Sarah Chamness Long
Senior Research Director, International Programs, NORC at the University of Chicago
Mary McQueen Mary McQueen
President, National Center for State Courts
Erika Rickard Erika Rickard
Project Director, Civil Legal System Modernization, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Rebecca L. Sandefur Rebecca L. Sandefur
Professor, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University
Carla C. van Dongen Carla C. van Dongen
Vice President – Counsel, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies

Katherine Alteneder Katherine Alteneder
Consulting Senior Strategic Advisor, Self-Represented Litigation Network
David G. Campbell David G. Campbell
Judge, United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Sherri R. Carter Sherri R. Carter
Executive Officer and Clerk of Court, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
April Faith-Slaker April Faith-Slaker
Associate Director of Research Innovations, Harvard Access to Justice Lab
Fern Fisher Fern Fisher
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University
Sarah Chamness Long Sarah Chamness Long
Senior Research Director, International Programs, NORC at the University of Chicago
Mary McQueen Mary McQueen
President, National Center for State Courts
Erika Rickard Erika Rickard
Project Director, Civil Legal System Modernization, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Rebecca L. Sandefur Rebecca L. Sandefur
Professor, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University
Carla C. van Dongen Carla C. van Dongen
Vice President – Counsel, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies

Foundations Advisory Committee

Our Foundations Advisory Committee represents a diverse set of perspectives to help us guide the Foundations for Practice project forward. Committee members provide critical input on various aspects of the project, including outreach strategies, product development, pilot projects with law schools and employers, and, ultimately, the prospect of developing a more interactive online set of tools for stakeholders to capture the full “system” we envision for Foundations. Our Committee also works with us to unlock the potential for Foundations to directly address systemic inequity and act as an entryway for more diversity in the profession.

Christine E. Cerniglia Christine E. Cerniglia
Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical and Experiential Education, Stetson University College of Law
Anahid Gharakhanian Anahid Gharakhanian
Vice Dean, Director of the Externship Program, and Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills, Southwestern Law School
Martin Katz Martin Katz
Professor and Former Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Karen Masciulli Karen Masciulli
Director of Legal Talent, Colorado Attorney General's Office
Camille Nelson Camille Nelson
Dean and Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
Thiadora Pina Thiadora Pina
Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Externship Program, Santa Clara Law
Michele Pistone Michele Pistone
Director of Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services and Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Jessi Tamayo Jessi Tamayo
Director of Externship Programs, Miami STREET Law Program, and Lecturer in Law, University of Miami School of Law

Christine E. Cerniglia Christine E. Cerniglia
Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical and Experiential Education, Stetson University College of Law
Anahid Gharakhanian Anahid Gharakhanian
Vice Dean, Director of the Externship Program, and Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills, Southwestern Law School
Martin Katz Martin Katz
Professor and Former Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Karen Masciulli Karen Masciulli
Director of Legal Talent, Colorado Attorney General's Office
Camille Nelson Camille Nelson
Dean and Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
Thiadora Pina Thiadora Pina
Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Externship Program, Santa Clara Law
Michele Pistone Michele Pistone
Director of Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services and Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Jessi Tamayo Jessi Tamayo
Director of Externship Programs, Miami STREET Law Program, and Lecturer in Law, University of Miami School of Law

Law Firm Council

The IAALS Law Firm Council (LFC) is a national group of firms whose members are invited to participate in IAALS’ programming, to engage in our process, and to have a voice at the table of meaningful and impactful reform within the system.

The LFC provides critical support—intellectually and financially—and functions as our “boots on the ground” by helping IAALS identify emerging issues and by providing feedback on our work as it develops. Throughout the year, LFC members connect regularly and have opportunities for leveraging their own involvement and impact. Details about membership available here.

If you are interested in learning more about the LFC, please contact Lynnea Louison Hutton, Senior Director of Operations, at 303-871-6615.

Business Leadership Network

IAALS' Business Leadership Network (BLN) is an important group of private sector advisors and investors. Member corporations' Corporate Counsel are able to meet twice annually, with peers from around the country and with IAALS staff, to discuss the challenges faced in the current legal system and how it can best be improved, from questions about the core competencies of young lawyers to the challenges of court processes and procedures.

To learn more about the BLN, please contact Lynnea Louison Hutton, Senior Director of Operations, at 303-871-6615.