Supreme Court issues order on public
hearing for diploma privilege recommendation
Iowa Supreme Court issued an order Friday, Aug. 1, setting the time and
location of the public hearing on the issues of diploma privilege and adoption
of the Uniform Bar Examination. The two are among the four recommendations the
ISBA’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Legal Education and Licensure presented to the
court last winter following unanimous approval by the ISBA Board of Governors
at its December quarterly meeting.
public hearing will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the supreme court
courtroom on the fourth floor of the judicial branch building. The judicial
branch building is located at 1111 East Court Avenue in Des Moines.
complete order, which includes a list of those scheduled to speak, can be found here. Subsequent to the
Aug. 1 order, the court issued a follow-up order on Aug. 5 adding Marianne Culhane,
dean of the Creighton University School of Law, as a speaker.
committee’s full report, as well as numerous other pieces of information about
the committee’s recommendations, can be found on the front page of the ISBA
website www.iowabar.org. Click here to go directly to
some of the letters sent to the supreme court regarding the committee’s
recommendations during the public comment period that began May 13.
ABA delegates to consider more than 25
resolutions at annual meeting
ABA House of Delegates, which is the association’s policymaking body, will
consider adopting policies on topics as diverse as cybersecurity and domestic
and sexual violence at the 2014 annual meeting in Boston, Mass., next Monday
(#109) urges all private and public sector organizations to develop, implement
and maintain an enterprise security program in accordance with internationally
accepted standards, including sharing information on cyber threats.
A news release summarizing several of the key
resolutions to be considered by the delegates is available at this link.
IADD board meeting offers ag attorneys
opportunity to learn, share ideas on beginning farmer/landowners programs
Iowa Agricultural Development Division (IADD) will hold a regional board
meeting that includes an opportunity for attorneys practicing ag law to learn
more about its programs for landowners and beginning farmers on Friday, Aug.
22, at the Wallace Foundation Learning Center in Lewis.
meeting, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., including a buffet lunch at
noon, gives ag attorneys and other ag leaders an opportunity to share ideas
with the IADD staff and to learn more about IADD programs. Specific information
that will be presented includes: 1) low-interest loans for the purchase of
land, buildings and equipment; 2) Iowa tax credits for landowners who lease to
beginning farmers; and 3) Iowa tax credits for farmers to hire a beginning
farmer for custom work.
IADD officials request that potential attendees register by
Friday, Aug. 15, so they can adequately plan for lunch. Click here to
register and to get driving directions to the Wallace Center. For questions,
Ferguson at email@example.com,
or by calling 515.494.4979.
Tips for increasing security, privacy
on phones and tablets
cell phones and tablets these days have GPS (Global Positioning Satellite)
chips built in. As a result, the devices record information about you even
without you realizing it, making it easier for thieves to steal information
about you and your transactions.
are some things you can do to increase your security and privacy. The blog "How to increase
security and privacy on your Android or iOS (Apple) device” provides several
Early-bird registration is coming to a close for two ISBA events The Solo & Small
Firm Conference and the Two Person Best Shot Golf Tournament take place next week which means early-bird registration for these events is coming to an end. A $50
late fee will be added on to your registration fee once early-bird
registration ends. Please click on the ads below for details and to
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Did You Know...
that you likely can
find an outside vendor that provides a service you need for your practice
through the ISBA’s Vendor Mall. For example, under "Court Reporters” there are
four suppliers listed in different parts of the state. Check out the Vendor
Mall at this link, or go to www.iowabar.org, hover your mouse on "Practice Tools,” and
click on "Vendor Mall.”
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