When the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver launched in 2006, judicial performance evaluation was among its first initiatives.
This month, IAALS will continue its commitment to improving existing processes for evaluating judicial performance and informing voters of the evaluation results by hosting a conference that will address evaluation issues specifically at the appellate level… and we hope you can join us.
On August 11 and 12, judges, journalists, noted scholars and others from around the country will gather in Denver to consider how we might improve the evaluation process for appellate judges.
The conference features a presentation by Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court, as well as panels on:
- What makes a good appellate judge?
- Is it possible to capture these qualities in an evaluation process?
- Are the existing methods of evaluation working, and if not, what could be improved?
- Not everyone agrees on the best evaluation process, so what are the areas of disagreement and alignment among judges, activists, journalists and scholars?
When: August 11-12, 2011