Natalie Knowlton is Special Projects Director at IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver. In that role, she directs IAALS’ family justice work, focusing on legal and empirical research and analysis, facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, and undertaking national outreach and advocacy to enable continuous improvement in practices and procedures for divorce and child custody matters. She also directs projects outside of the family justice arena and is currently directing research into public trust and confidence in the judiciary. Prior to her work in family justice reform, Natalie served as IAALS’ Manager of the Quality Judges Initiative, and before that as a Research Analyst spanning IAALS initiatives. She has been at IAALS since April 2006. Natalie has also served as an Independent Contractor for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, where she analyzed closed trial transcripts and witness testimony for the Butare trial team.