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Blog Posts by Zachary Willis

A Look at Judicial Nominating Commissions—The Key to Selecting High-Quality Judges

Zachary Willis
Riley Combelic
Earlier this month, Law Week Colorado published an article highlighting IAALS' report Choosing Judges: Judicial Nominating Commissions and the Selection of Supreme Court Justices . An outgrowth of the O’Connor Judicial Selection Plan, the report examines why judicial nominating commissions are established in the first...

Cases Without Counsel: New Project to Explore Experiences of Self-Representation in U.S. Family Court

Zachary Willis
IAALS announces a first-of-its-kind national project to examine the growing trend of American families who represent themselves in family court. The project will include a study of self-represented litigants to discover how family courts can help them navigate the justice system to achieve fair outcomes. Study results...

Colorado Public Radio: Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers with the Foundations They Need

Zachary Willis
On June 5, Alli Gerkman, Director of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers , appeared on Colorado Public Radio to talk about efforts being made on a national scale to change legal education and how Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers is leading the way. During the interview, Gerkman discusses the need to bridge the gap between law...

Rocket Lawyer: Foundations for Practice a Defining Project for Future Lawyers

Zachary Willis
Riley Combelic
Rocket Lawyer, founded in 2008, is an alternative, online legal service provider that many see as a first wave in a tidal shift in how legal services are delivered to the public. They recently published an article on their blog that spoke to the uncertain and shifting state of legal education, and the profession as a...

Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Launches National Project to Establish Professional “Foundations” for New Lawyers

Zachary Willis
IAALS is pleased to announce "Foundations for Practice." Led by Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers , this ambitious project focuses on improving legal education and closing the gap between how students are being taught in law school and the knowledge and skills legal professionals say new graduates need to succeed.

A Night of Celebration and Surprises at IAALS' 2014 Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner

Zachary Willis
On April 24, 2014, IAALS was pleased to host its 7th Annual Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in downtown Denver. The evening was capped by surprise video introductions for our esteemed honorees, filmed by their wives, who each told the story of their husband’s enduring...