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University Of Denver CEO/Executive Director, Institute For The Advancement Of The in Denver, Colorado

Job Title: CEO/Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of theAmerican Legal SystemNominations and applications for the position should be directed toIAALS@heidrick.com.Applications submitted through PioneerJobs will NOT be considered.OverviewIAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System,seeks a new CEO/Executive Director. A national, independent researchcenter, located at and partnering with the University of Denver (DU),IAALS is dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and excellence inthe American legal system, with emphasis on the civil justice system. Thework of IAALS is especially important as the United States faces unexpectedchallenges such as COVID-19's threats to lives and livelihoods, and as theimperatives of racial justice shape our national agenda. IAALS' non-partisanand proven research and consensus-building methods are well-suited to addressopportunities for change.Founded in 2006 by DU Chancellor Emeritus Daniel L. Ritchie, Denver attorneyand bar leader John E. Moye, business leader and philanthropist Charles C.Gates, and former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis,IAALS proactively forges innovative and practical solutions based on extensiveresearch, and broad engagement and convenings of experts and users. IAALSworks to empower the best ideals of the American legal system, expandingaccess, removing inefficiencies, and delivering services in relevant andcreative ways. The Institute is committed to restoring fairness, function,and the public's faith in our system.IAALS VisionAn American legal system that works for all people by being accessible,fair, reliable, efficient, and accountable; a system that earnstrust, because a trusted and trustworthy legal system is essential to ourdemocracy, our economy, and our freedom.IAALS MissionTo forge innovative and practical solutions to problems within the Americanlegal system. For additional background, please visit our website athttps://iaals.du.edu/.The University of DenverFounded in 1864, the University of Denver is an independent,doctoral-granting research university with high research activity. TheUniversity of Denver is ranked among the nation's top 100 universities,with many of its professional schools and programs ranked in the top 20 byU.S. News .and. World Report. Located in the thriving city of Denver, at thefoot of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, the University enrolls just under13,000 students in its distinguished undergraduate liberal arts andsciences, graduate, and professional programs, including the SturmCollege of LThe University of Denver is located on a 125-acre campus less than 30 minutesfrom downtown. Through the Denver Advantage, the University aims tointegrate and engage the campus with its surrounding neighborhood, open thedoors of campus to the City of Denver, and foster a greater sense ofbelonging for the DU community. The beautiful campus, with sweeping views ofthe Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains, is also designated as anarboretum. In 2019, Business Insider ranked Denver second in its list of"50 Best Places to Live in America Right Now," and U.S. News .and. WorldReport has rated Colorado as the nation's top economy for the past threeyears.Position SummaryIAALS focuses its efforts on big, systemic problems in our legal system thatimpact millions of Americans for which there are achievable solutions. IAALSseeks an experienced, inspiring individual to lead the Institute and thiswork with energy and urgency; to serve as the public face of IAALS and beresponsible for its overall management in achieving IAALS' mission.This is a unique opportunity for an innovative professional and proven leaderto join this dynamic and nationally-respected organization, leading atalented staff and working with a committed Board.This individual will lead the critical work of IAALS going forward, including:* Redesigning the civil justice system to meet the challenges andopportunities of the 21st Century

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