Published by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
In this unprecedented time, IAALS continues in its work to ensure everyone who needs it has access to justice we can believe in. Our mission is critical, now more than ever. The challenges facing our legal system will be compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we must ensure that states, courts, and the legal profession can adapt and be responsive to the needs of the people. And, we can’t do it alone. We rely on a tremendous group of partners who help guide our work, and we are thrilled to announce three new advisors.
Joey Orduña Hastings, JD, Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), joins our Family Justice Advisory Committee this spring. The NCJFCJ provides all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice. Orduña Hastings previously was assistant county manager of administration and finance for Washoe County, Nevada, and was district court administrator and clerk of court for the Second Judicial District Court in Nevada. She joins Jeff Hall, Trial Court Administrator for the Deschutes County (OR) Circuit Court, as the newest members of this expert committee dedicated to reframing family justice.
IAALS works in collaboration with the best minds in the country to generate new ideas and implement solutions on the ground that will have the most impact for the most people. We are excited to count these new advisors among us as we look to the future of our legal system.