University of Denver


Federal Pro Se Clinic in Colorado Helps the Public Navigate Our Federal Courts

Kristen L. Mix
Since 2018, the Colorado Bar Association Federal Pro Se Clinic has been helping people navigate the overwhelming process of filing and pursuing a lawsuit in federal court without a lawyer. Use of the clinic has increased substantially in the time it has been in operation, and all signs point to increasing demand for...

All Gas, No Brakes: New Model of Judicial Leadership is Bringing Justice Back Within Reach of the People

Zachariah DeMeola
The future of our justice system will depend on a new model for leadership among the judiciary, including proactive engagement of the issues, multidisciplinary approach to solutions, innovative and creative thinking, data-informed policy making, and the courage and vision to get ahead of problems and explore new...

Judicial Performance Evaluation Programs Will Benefit from COVID-Induced Changes to Court Operations

Jordan M. Singer
The closing of courthouses in response to the pandemic complicated both the traditional collection and interpretation of judicial performance evaluation data. However, state courts’ adoption of new technologies over the past year has created fresh opportunities to improve JPE data collection, analysis, and...

Chief Justice Roberts’s 2020 Year-End Message Lauds Courts’ Flexibility in Tumultuous Year

Brittany Kauffman
On December 31, 2020, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued his annual year-end report on the federal judiciary. In it, he lauds the flexibility and innovation shown by courts across the country as their operations were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IAALS' Michael Houlberg Discusses Court Innovation on Pandemic Positives Webinar

Maddie Hosack
Earlier this month, IAALS Manager Michael Houlberg joined Presiding Judge Clemens Landau of the Salt Lake City Justice Court for a webinar that covered new ideas and practices that legal service providers have developed from the COVID-19 pandemic—many of which may bolster the justice system long into the future.