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Announcements

New Pandemic Protocols for Litigation Will Help Struggling Businesses and Their Insurers

Kelsey Montague
IAALS has launched a new project to help courts more quickly resolve the anticipated wave of business interruption insurance cases stemming from COVID-19-related closures and losses. The project will develop pattern discovery protocols specific to these cases, in an effort to reduce conflict and cost and to help both...

IAALS Expands Advisory Board and Committee with National Reform Leaders

Zachary Willis
Kelsey Montague
In this unprecedented time, IAALS continues in its work to ensure everyone who needs it has access to justice we can believe in. Our mission is critical, now more than ever—and we rely on a tremendous group of partners who help guide our work. We are thrilled to announce three new advisors: James J. Sandman, Kathryn A...

New Report Highlighting States' Civil Justice Reform Efforts Provides Guidance for Change Management

Kelsey Montague
IAALS and the NCSC have finalized a three-year project with the release of their new report highlighting the experiences of four states—Idaho, Maine, Missouri, and Texas—as they worked to implement change in their courts. The recommendations can provide critical support to courts facing unprecedented need for change...

New IAALS Guides Help Courts Create Effective Self-Help Materials, Expand ADR, and Better Manage Trials with Self-Represented Litigants

Natalie Anne Knowlton
Michael Houlberg
In partnership with national experts, IAALS has developed three new guides to support real change in state courts. Stemming from our work on the Civil Justice Initiative and Family Justice Initiative, the guides are designed to assist in creating effective self-help information for those who need it, developing...

New Data-Driven Report Provides Insight into What Clients Look For in Attorneys

Kelsey Montague
What is it that clients value in, and want from, their lawyers? How does a lawyer meet the requirements of their clients? This information has traditionally been gathered informally and only shared internally within offices that collect client feedback. To address this gap in our understanding, IAALS partnered with...

First National Study of its Kind to Assess Justice Needs Across the U.S.

Kelsey Montague
Zachary Willis
In the first-ever, broad-based research of its kind, IAALS is partnering with HiiL to assess the justice needs of people and businesses in the United States. The issue of access to justice is broader and deeper in our society than has historically been recognized. What we learn will provide the insight we need to...