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

The world at large is constantly evolving, and so must our civil justice system.IAALS is uniquely positioned to bring that change. Our nonpartisan, independent approach cuts through the noise that consumes our modern society and empowers data-backed, people-centered innovations that are taking hold in courts, in law schools, and within the legal profession across the

In November, Oregon made history by becoming the first U.S. state to implement a non-exam, performance-based pathway to licensure through a program called Supervised Practice Portfolio Examination (SSPE), which is available to graduates across the state. Starting next month, aspiring lawyers will have the opportunity to obtain a legal license after successful completion of

Going through divorce is often a turbulent time for families, particularly when children are involved. However, parents, practitioners, and courts can adopt more mindful approaches that prioritize children’s well-being and help families find smoother processes through difficult changes.Recent attention has been directed towards child-centered divorce practices, which put divorce’s effects on children in focus and

IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), today announced a new joint project—Foundations 2.0—designed to provide a comprehensive updated view of the skills and competencies new lawyers need to succeed and serve clients well in the rapidly evolving legal profession. The Foundations 2.0 project represents

On January 4, 2024, the North Carolina Justice for All Project (JFAP) filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the state of North Carolina claiming unlawful infringement upon their fundamental right of free speech to provide simple legal advice to North Carolinians. While this lawsuit isn’t the first or even second step by JFAP to improve