Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

Results will inform new recommendations for state-level judicial performance evaluation designed to benefit both judges and the public they serve. IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, today released the results of an eight-state survey of 658 judges designed to understand their perspective on judicial performance evaluation

In recent weeks, events surrounding U.S. Supreme Court Justice Alito have prompted many discussions about when judges should recuse themselves from certain cases. Recusal is typically called for when a judge has interests, beliefs, or opinions about the case at hand that could interfere with their ability to make an unbiased ruling. The principles and

Last Thursday, IAALS gathered with partners and friends for our 16th Annual Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner, celebrating the year’s awardees and everyone who works with us to jumpstart the groundbreaking and achievable solutions that will clear a path to justice for everyone. “By developing national recommendations for justice system change and evidence-based models for reform—and

Law Day is commemorated every May 1 to celebrate the rule of law and cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal system. This year, the American Bar Association (ABA) has chosen the theme of “Voices of Democracy” to recognize that “in democracies, the people rule”:For nearly 250 years, Americans have expressed their political views and

From the early days of this country’s existence, portions of the population have been unable to afford legal services. Today, that portion of individuals is so substantial that we accurately call this lack of representation a “crisis.” It is well documented that over 70% of civil and family law cases have at least one party