Principles of the Law,

High-Volume Civil Adjudication

This project will address a serious challenge facing state courts: the adjudication of high-volume, high-stakes, low-dollar-value civil claims. These types of claims, which arise in such areas as debt collection, evictions, home foreclosure, and child support, comprise a significant proportion of state court cases and are shaping the lives of millions of Americans, particularly women and people of color.
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The Council approved the initiation of this project in October 2022. ALI members may join the Members Consultative Group.

Reporter
David Freeman Engstrom Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Associate Reporters
David Marcus University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Lauren D. Sudeall Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, TN
Project Fellow
Larisa G. Bowman Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Advisers
Katherine Alteneder Access to Justice Innovation
Washington, DC
Abbye Atkinson UC Berkeley Law School
Berkeley, CA
Jennifer D. Bailey Florida 11th Circuit Court
Miami, FL
Thomas A. Balmer Supreme Court of Oregon
Salem, OR
Julie Becker Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Stephanos Bibas U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Philadelphia, PA
Tonya L. Brito University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, WI
Mark D. Chandler Stanford Law School
Snowmass Village, CO
Salena Copeland Legal Aid Association of California
Berkeley, CA
Colleen M. Cotter The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Ronald S. Flagg Legal Services Corporation
Washington, DC
Lisa Foster Fines & Fees Justice Center
Washington, DC
Steven S. Gensler University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Abbe R. Gluck Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
D. James Greiner Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Margaret Hagan Stanford Law School, Legal Design Lab
Stanford, CA
Melissa Hart Colorado Supreme Court
Denver, CO
Nathan L. Hecht Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX
Danielle Hirsch National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA
Craig Iscoe Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Dalié Jiménez University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Brittany K.T. Kauffman IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
Denver, CO
Robert H. Klonoff Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR
Carolyn B. Kuhl Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Jon Laramore Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Chinh Q. Le University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
John G. Levi Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, IL
Goodwin Liu Supreme Court of California
San Francisco, CA
Beverly B. Martin Center on Civil Justice, New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Stacey Marz Alaska Court System
Anchorage, AK
Bridget M. McCormack American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution
New York, NY
Missy Meggison InsideARM
Dunwoody, GA
J.J. Prescott University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Tara Raghuveer Kansas City Tenants
Kansas City, MO
Judith Resnik Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Erika Rickard The Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC
Daniel B. Rodriguez Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Chicago, IL
Eva Rosen Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Colin Rule Arbitrate.com
San Jose, CA
Rebecca Sandefur Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
James J. Sandman University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Washington, DC
Colleen F. Shanahan Columbia Law School
New York, NY
David Slayton Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
D. Brooks Smith U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Duncansville, PA
Amy J. St. Eve U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Chicago, IL
Jessica K. Steinberg George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Elizabeth S. Stong U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Brooklyn, NY
Frederick Wherry Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Liaison
Ayiesha Beverly National Apartment Association
Arlington, VA
Members Consultative Group
Christopher Edward Appel Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Ronald G. Aronovsky Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
Shawn J. Bayern Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
Pamela Bookman Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Aaron-Andrew Paul Bruhl William & Mary Law School
Williamsburg, VA
Arthur H. Bryant Bailey & Glasser LLP
Oakland, CA
John P. Burton Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
Santa Fe, NM
J. Brett Busby Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX
Sergio J. Campos Boston College Law School
Newton Center, MA
Catherine C. Carr University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Kevin L. Cole University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA
Robert E. Cooper, Jr. Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Nashville, TN
Michelle Williams Court Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Robert P. Deyling Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Washington, DC
Christopher R. Drahozal University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS
Anthony C. Epstein Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Allan H. Erbsen University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
Pamela Foohey Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY
Maggie Gardner Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY
Daniel C. Girard Girard Sharp LLP
San Francisco, CA
Barry P. Goode Superior Court of Contra Costa County (Retired)
Point Richmond, CA
Simona Grossi Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Anton G. Hajjar Chevy Chase, MD
Gregory R. Hanthorn Jones Day
Atlanta, GA
Michael A. Harring Chicago, IL
Jasmine E. Harris University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Ronald K. Henry Arnold & Porter (Retired)
Washington, DC
Stephen J. Herman Fishman Haygood L.L.P
New Orleans, LA
William F. Highberger Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Laura J. Hines University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS
Melissa B. Jacoby University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC
Amy Keller DiCello Levitt
Chicago, IL
Christopher M. Klein U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
Vancouver, WA
Michael J. Kramer Noble Circuit Court
Albion, IN
Erin C. Lagesen Oregon Court of Appeals
Salem, OR
Thomas H. Lee Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Travis Lenkner Larkspur Partners
Chicago, IL
Seth R. Lesser Klafter Lesser LLP
Rye Brook, NY
John Leubsdorf Rutgers Law School
Newark, NJ
George W. Liebmann Liebmann & Shively, P.A.
Baltimore, MD
Houston Putnam Lowry Ford & Paulekas, LLP
Hartford, CT
Daniel P. Maguire Yolo County Superior Court
Woodland, CA
Cathy Lesser Mansfield Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cleveland, OH
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Christopher J. McFadden Court of Appeals of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
James A. McKenna State of Maine Office of the Attorney General
Hallowell, ME
Alan B. Morrison George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Rafael I. Pardo Washington University School of Law
Saint Louis, MO
D. Theodore Rave University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Alexander A. Reinert Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY
Robin L. Rosenberg U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
West Palm Beach, FL
Keith A. Rowley University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Joshua D. Sanders Superior Court of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Andrea Kupfer Schneider Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY
Christopher A. Seeger Seeger Weiss LLP
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Norman Eli Siegel Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP
Kansas City, MO
Linda J. Silberman New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Aaron D. Simowitz Willamette University College of Law
Salem, OR
Deirdre M. Smith University of Maine School of Law
Pownal, ME
Henry J. Sommer National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center
Philadelphia, PA
Adam N. Steinman Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
H. Mark Stichel RKW Law Group
Baltimore, MD
Catherine T. Struve University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Philadelphia, PA
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Retired)
New York, NY
Rick Swedloff Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Louise Ellen Teitz Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, RI
Jeffrey E. Thomas University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Kansas City, MO
Samuel A. Thumma Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
Phoenix, AZ
Nancy A. Welsh Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Jonathan L. Williams States United Democracy Center
Washington, DC
Nicholas J. Wittner Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Adam S. Zimmerman University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Los Angeles, CA