IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, is a national, independent research center dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and advancing excellence in the American legal system. We are a think tank that goes one step further we are practical and solution oriented. Our specialty is the development and application of innovative solutions for the toughest problems facing our courts and profession, and we work with experts and groups around the country to achieve our mission. Our mission is to forge innovative and practical solutions to problems in our system in collaboration with the best minds in the country. IAALS has four initiative areas. Quality Judges identifies and recommends empirically based models for choosing, evaluating, and retaining judges that preserve impartiality and promote accountability. Rule One identifies and recommends court processes and procedures that provide greater access, efficiency, and accountability. Hono ring Families identifies and recommends dignified and fair processes for the resolution of divorce, separation, and custody in a manner that is more accessible and more responsive to children, parents, and families. Educating Tomorrows Lawyers identifies innovative models of legal education that align legal education with the needs of an evolving profession.
This position will be responsible for management of various and diverse aspects of IAALS projects around legal reform and innovative ideas for the improvement of, and increased access to, the legal system. We work closely with many professional legal and judicial organizations, federal and state court administrations, and commissions. Responsibilities include those assigned by IAALS directors and managers including: coordinating and maintaining regular communication with project participants, working with teams to achieve outcomes, doing legal research, staying abreast of developments around the country regarding enhancements, and improvements to the legal system. This position will also be expected to provide content for IAALS website, support projects/initiatives, assist with presentations and organizing conferences, and perform other duties as assigned. The person in this position will work closely with IAALS directors and managers.
* Work with the IAALS teams on a variety of projects/initiatives as described in the general summary.
* Coordinate and maintain regular communication with project participants, teams and outside consultants.
* Legal research, such as compilation of information from around the country.
* Website content updates.
* 2 years of experience working as an attorney.
* Project management experience, including an ability to coordinate people and projects among a variety of stakeholders; excellent time management and strong written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines and project goals; flexibility in working with multiple people on multiple projects concurrently.
* Legal research skills.
* Understanding of court processes.
* A commitment to improving the legal system for the consumer.
* 5+ years of practicing law.
* Familiar with the litigation process in the United States and current challenges to the courts.
* Experience updating web content.
* Ability to adapt to differing work styles.
* Experience reviewing and editing content for publications.
* Ability to assist with conferences and meetings.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Theresa Gomez at
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.