University of Denver

Rule Reform, Case Management, and Culture Change

Making the Case for Real and Lasting Reform
Founding Executive Director
Senior Director

Over the last century, many efforts have been made to change and improve our civil justice system: thought leaders have conferred, rules have changed, processes have improved. Even still, the call for real, meaningful change persists.

Now, we find ourselves at a crossroads.

In this article for the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, IAALS highlights the critical next step needed beyond rule changes: culture change. Judges and attorneys alike have a responsibility to ensure that the system functions well, for the sake of clients, courts, and the profession. This article outlines those responsibilities and ways to achieve that goal.