Last Friday, IAALS opened nominations for the 2022 Alli Gerkman Legal Visionary Award, designed to encourage and showcase innovators, risk takers, visionaries, and emerging leaders who are early in their legal careers. Nominations will be accepted through December 1.

We’ve been delighted to partner with the inaugural recipient, Professor Anna Carpenter, over this past year. You can read a recent Q&A with her here.

More information about the award is available here, including the selection process and guidelines to submit a nomination. We hope you’ll help us spread the word—and help nominate emerging leaders in our profession.

David Yellen, CEO
October 2021
Be sure to read all of the news from IAALS on our blog
October 7: Paths to Justice: Learning from this Nationwide Pilot Project—Ensuring Access to Justice in High-Volume Cases

October 20Redesigning Legal: Lawyer UPL—Has It Jumped the Shark?

November 3
: Paths to Justice: The Justice Crisis in the United States

November 10: Paths to Justice: The Justice Crisis in the United States—From Data to System Reform

December 15: Paths to Justice: Identifying Barriers to Equity in the Justice System

January 26, 2022: Paths to Justice: The Intersection of Racial Justice and Public Trust and Confidence
September–October 2021: "Making sense of a shifting landscape: Sandboxes, alternative business structures, and regulatory change" in Bar Leader

September 30
: "Should new lawyers have to pass the bar exam? MN Supreme Court is open to alternatives" in the Pioneer Press

September 24
: "In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360" on Law360

September 17: "Justice Gap Demands Look At New Legal Service Models" on Law360

September 7: "Paths to Bar Licensure" in the BYU Advocate

September 3: "US Justice Needs Report Gives Insight on Access to Justice, Average American Client" in Law Week Colorado

September 1: "New Study asks 10,000 Americans about their Experiences with Legal Problems" on the Access to Justice Research Network website

September 1: "Two-thirds of Americans experience legal problems, says new nationwide access-to-justice study" in the ABA Journal
IAALS’ Paths to Justice Summit Series included in the State Justice Institute’s August newsletter

IAALS’ Cases Without Counsel project cited and linked to in "Solutions rather than Obstacles" – An evaluation of the Hearing Officer Program in Cook County’s Domestic Relations Court

IAALS’ US Justice Needs study mentioned on the National Association of Bar Executives’ Latest News page

IAALS blog post pertaining to data from Utah’s regulatory sandbox mentioned in Legal Business World’s Lawtomatic newsletter

IAALS’ Quality Judges Initiative FAQs cited in article on Presidential System

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina piloting IAALS’ Employment Protocols

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