University of Denver

Summary of Empirical Research on the Civil Justice Process: 2008–2013

Former Director of Research, IAALS
Senior Director

This publication provides a synthesis of the relevant empirical research on the civil justice process released from 2008 to 2013. In addition to IAALS research, it contains studies conducted by a variety of organizations and individuals, including the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the RAND Corporation, and others.

It encapsulates the findings from 39 separate studies into a readable compendium, organized by topic for ease of reference (generally following how a case moves through the civil court process, but also including aspects that span all phases of litigation).