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.

Sherri R. Carter
Executive Officer and Clerk of Court, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Martin Katz
Professor and Former Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Camille Nelson
Dean and Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
Sam Walker
Executive in Residence, Office of the Colorado Attorney General
Jack Zouhary
Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division

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.

Sherri R. Carter
Executive Officer and Clerk of Court, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Fern Fisher
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University
Erika Rickard
Project Director, Civil Legal System Modernization, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Rebecca L. Sandefur
Professor, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University

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
Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical and Experiential Education, Stetson University College of Law
Anahid Gharakhanian
Vice Dean, Director of the Externship Program, and Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills, Southwestern Law School
Martin Katz
Professor and Former Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Camille Nelson
Dean and Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
Thiadora Pina
Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Externship Program, Santa Clara Law
Michele Pistone
Director of Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services and Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
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 comprised of distinguished firms from around the country. Firms who join the LFC participate in the IAALS solution-based process and have a voice at the table of meaningful and impactful reform within the system.

Member firms invest in IAALS both intellectually and financially.

If you are interested in learning more about LFC and what it entails, please contact Amy Livingston, Director of Development, at 303-871-6613.

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 Amy Livingston, Director of Development, at 303-871-6613.