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Blog Posts by Zachary Willis

2015 Rebuilding Justice Award Honors ACTL Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice

Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
This month, IAALS will hold its annual Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner and honor the members of the American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice. The Task Force began its work with IAALS in 2008, with goal of generating a nationwide discussion about the state of our civil justice system...

Alli Gerkman on Getting Law Schools and Students “Ahead of the Curve”

Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
Law Week Colorado recently published an article highlighting Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers ' report, Ahead of the Curve: Turning Law Students into Lawyers , which examines the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. The collaboration exemplified by the program will pave...

Evaluation of Experiential Law School Program Proves Graduates “Ahead of the Curve”

Zachary Willis
Are law school graduates ready to enter the profession, engage in the practice, and serve clients? Many law schools have developed more robust experiential training in recent years. One such program is educating law students who are outperforming their colleagues in the field who have been licensed to practice law for...

Three Colorado Judges Expand Recommendations from "Working Smarter, Not Harder"

Zachary Willis
Riley Combelic
Three Colorado jurists who were identified as outstanding case managers in Working Smarter, Not Harder: How Excellent Judges Manage Cases have shared their expanded views of successful practices in an article for The Colorado Lawyer . The judges cover some of the more practical suggestions they have for fellow judges...

Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers at LSSSE Symposium on Data and Assessment in Legal Education

Zachary Willis
This Thursday and Friday, November 6-7, 2014, the Law School Survey of Student Engagement's (LSSSE) “Data and Assessment in Legal Education: The Necessities, The Possibilities” symposium will be held at Saint Louis University School of Law. Alli Gerkman, Director of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers , will be presenting on...

The Modern Family Court Judge: Knowledge, Qualities & Skills for Success

Zachary Willis
Family court judges make significant decisions affecting our nation's families, yet these judges are often undervalued—even by their peers on the bench. And, there is insufficient acknowledgement of the broad expertise required to do the job well. A new IAALS publication aims to change this by drawing attention to the...

Malia Reddick to Receive Award of Appreciation from National Association of Women Judges

Zachary Willis
IAALS would like to congratulate Malia Reddick, Consultant to our Quality Judges Initiative , on being named recipient of the National Association of Women Judges’ Award of Appreciation. Malia has been very involved with the NAWJ’s Informed Voters—Fair Judges Project over the years, and is being recognized for her...

Judge Arguello on a Diverse and Inclusive Legal Profession: Si Se Puede

Zachary Willis
Riley Combelic
“Big dreams, hard work, and serendipity” are the words Judge Christine M. Arguello would use to describe how she achieved her professional successes as a lawyer and judge. But, she also acknowledges the help of various mentors and the support of academic institutions throughout her career. In order to help the next...

Creating Momentum for Change: IAALS' Final Evaluation of Colorado Court Rule Changes

Zachary Willis
IAALS is pleased to announce the release of our final evaluation results for the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project (CAPP), the state's experiment with new court procedures. As a whole, CAPP has succeeded in achieving many of its intended effects and the evaluation provides a rich source of information for rulemakers...