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.
  • Status
  • Participants

The Council approved the initiation of this project in October 2022. ALI members may join the Members Consultative Group.

David Freeman Engstrom Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Associate Reporters
David Marcus University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Jessica K. Steinberg George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Lauren D. Sudeall Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, TN
Project Fellow
Larisa G. Bowman Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Katherine Alteneder Self-Represented Litigation Network
Washington, DC
Abby Atkinson Berkeley Law
Berkeley, CA
Thomas A. Balmer Supreme Court of Oregon
Salem, OR
Stephanos Bibas U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Philadelphia, PA
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
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
Brittany Kauffman Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
Denver, CO
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
James J. Prescott University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
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
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
Amy J. St. Eve U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Chicago, IL
Elizabeth S. Stong U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Brooklyn, NY
Frederick Wherry Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Members Consultative Group
Shawn J. Bayern Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
Kevin L. Cole University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA
Robert P. Deyling Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Washington, DC
Stephen J. Herman Herman, Herman & Katz LLC
New Orleans, LA
Jon Laramore Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Daniel P. Maguire Yolo County Superior Court
Woodland, CA
Christopher J. McFadden Court of Appeals of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
Samuel A. Thumma Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
Phoenix, AZ