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IAALS Publications

New Publication Examines Proactive Case Management Processes in Family Law Cases

Melinda Taylor
IAALS has just released a research report entitled Family Law in Focus: A Retrospective Study of Colorado's Early Experiments with Proactive Case Processing . This report presents the results from an analysis of data from five pilot programs in four different Colorado courts that implemented proactive case management...

IAALS' New Guide Provides Tools for Federal Judges to Analyze Their Own Docket

Brittany Kauffman
IAALS’ new publication, A Roadmap for Review: Guide for Appraisal and Improvement of Caseflow Management in Civil Cases in U.S. District Courts , provides the tools for any interested federal judge to make a quick, initial assessment of the status of his or her civil case docket to measure how it compares to his or...

New IAALS Study Asks and Answers "What Has Happened with Rule 16.1 in Colorado?"

Corina D. Gerety
IAALS has just released a Rule One Initiative research report entitled Measuring Rule 16.1: Colorado’s Simplified Procedure Experiment. In 2004, the Colorado Supreme Court put in place Rule 16.1, a voluntary pretrial process for smaller dollar-volume civil cases, with the hope of providing a more efficient path to...

New Report Is a Manual for Implementing Short, Summary, and Expedited Civil Action Programs

Alli Gerkman
Recognizing that there is widespread concern that the civil justice system is too complex, costs too much, and takes too long, a new report provides recommendations for designing short, summary, and expedited (“SSE”) programs and calls for implementation of such programs on a national scale. The report, A Return to...

New Perspective on Familiar Recommendations for Addressing Costs and Delays in Civil Litigation

Alli Gerkman
IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, announces the release of Another Voice: Financial Experts on Reducing Client Costs in Civil Litigation , a new report prepared in collaboration with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that...

IAALS Identifies Principles for Quality Court Systems and Judges (Press Release)

Alli Gerkman
Denver, Colo. – IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, announces the release of Cornerstones of State Judicial Selection: Laying the Foundation for Quality Court Systems and Judges , a new publication from IAALS' Quality Judges Initiative . The report, based...

IAALS Offers Training and Solutions to Challenges of E-Discovery (Press Release)

Alli Gerkman
Denver, Colo. – IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, is proud to announce the release of an updated edition of Navigating the Hazards of E-Discovery: A Manual for Judges in State Courts Across the Nation . This manual is a resource for judges and...