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Blog Posts by Alli Gerkman

Referendum gives Arizona governor more power to pick judges, splits legal sector

Alli Gerkman
While the state bar association supports Proposition 115, which goes before voters in November, other members of the legal community oppose its passage . Among other changes, the measure would increase the number of nominees from which the governor makes judicial appointments and give the governor greater control over...

Past ABA President, Karen J. Mathis, Brings Decades of Legal and Executive Experience to IAALS

Alli Gerkman
IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, is pleased to welcome Karen J. Mathis , past president of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), as its Associate Executive Director, effective August 22, 2012. In the new role, Mathis will oversee IAALS’ operations,...

Minnesota Supreme Court to Consider Comments on Civil Justice Task Force Recommendations

Alli Gerkman
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered a hearing for October 30, 2012 to consider comments submitted in response to select portions of the Minnesota Supreme Court Civil Justice Reform Task Force’s Final Report dated December 23, 2011 and its Supplemental Report dated May 22, 2012. In the final report, the Task Force...

Arizona: Large pool of applicants vying for Supreme Court vacancy (Updated)

Alli Gerkman
Of the 14 applicants for a supreme court vacancy, the judicial nominating commission voted to interview nine, including three Democrats. This was the most Democrats to make it to the interview stage and could have provided the largest number of nominees from which to choose of three vacancies that Governor Brewer has...