“Training our young lawyers to be prepared for a 21st century legal career is paramount to the health of the legal profession,” he said. “Society has an interest in producing ethical attorneys who are equipped with basic business training, the ability to communicate with their clients, and more than just one or two traditional career paths that don’t work for very many people anymore. I am excited to be a part of the IAALS project because it has brought together a diverse and distinguished set of legal advisors who are passionate about improving the preparedness of young lawyers for this noble and evolving profession.”
Foundations for Practice is working to identify the foundations that new lawyers need, the models of legal education necessary to get us there, and the tools legal employers can use to make better entry-level hiring decisions.
The Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Initiative serves to advance innovation in legal education in order to train new lawyers to the highest standards of competence and professionalism.
||Zach Willis joined IAALS in September 2012 as Communications Manager. He manages the online content for the organization and its Initiatives. Before coming to IAALS, Willis was a legal editor, program attorney, and online content manager for the Colorado Bar Association CLE, tasked with overseeing the organization’s award-winning online legal resource. While at CBA-CLE, Willis also coordinated marketing and developed promotion strategies for publications and conferences. Previously, Willis worked as a law clerk for Senior Judge Edwin L. Felter, Jr., at the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts.|
||Riley Combelic joined IAALS in January 2014 as an Intern and Online Contributor, working on projects for all initiatives. Combelic is currently pursuing his J.D. and is a third-year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he is specializing in corporate and securities law.|
Previously posted on IAALS Online.