With help from four former state supreme court chief justices, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) has launched a new blog, called IAALS Online.
IAALS, a JAS partner group, is a national research center working to improve the civil justice system. IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis explains the blog’s mission this way:
“Our work depends on so many—it depends on the lawyers, judges, legislators, researchers, bar leaders, court administrators, litigants and others we’ve worked with to research, implement, and measure solutions to advance a more accessible, efficient and accountable civil justice system. And it depends on all of you who are committed to a legal system that serves society as intended. We believe IAALS Online will allow us to harness the power of national conversations to identify and improve solutions for a stronger system.”
The introductory post by Kourlis, a former Colorado Supreme Court justice, also features a series authored by the four former chief justices, called “Chief Among Our Concerns.” All of the chief justices have worked with IAALS.
These are the former chief justices and their topics:
- Former Arizona Chief Justice Ruth McGregor on the IAALS Quality Judges Initiative;
- Former New Hampshire Chief Justice John Broderick on the IAALS Rule One Initiative;
- Former Oregon Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz on the IAALS Honoring Families Initiative;
- Former Utah Chief Justice Christine Durham on the IAALS Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Initiative.