2014 ISBA CLE activity codes listing available
The ISBA recently published a listing of all 2014 Continuing Legal Education courses for members who may be looking to finalize their reports to the commission on continuing legal education and the client security commission. The courses are listed in chronological order and include the course title, CLE credits by area (state, federal, or ethics) and activity identification numbers.
Click here to view the full listings of ISBA CLE events in 2014.
A note from the CLE Commission/Client Security Commission:The due date for filing 2015 annual reports without penalty is March 10, 2015. A fee of $10 for support of the CLE system will be collected with all annual CLE reports during 2015. The annual fee for support of the disciplinary system is $175. Approximately $10 to $11 of this fee will support the Iowa Lawyer Assistance Program during 2015. The fee for support of the disciplinary system will be collected with annual client security reports. An assessment for the Client Security Trust Fund (CSTF) will be collected from most lawyers during 2015. More information regarding the CSTF assessment will be provided by email in mid-December. Please check your email address listed on your lawyer account page to ensure it is current.
For more information about filing visit www.iacourtcommissions.org.
Mentor program now accepting applications
The ISBA Young Lawyers Division officially launched the ISBA Mentor Program earlier this week and is accepting applications from ISBA members to serve as mentors or mentees for the 2015-2016 mentor year.
Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15. Mentors and mentees will be matched with the year-long program set to begin March 15. Download the mentor or mentee applications.
Once accepted into the program as a mentor or mentee, attorneys will receive additional materials regarding the program which includes a mentor guide, information on mentor training, and a mentor/mentee match. The program commitments are minimal: six hours of contact over the year between mentor and mentee (ideally in-person) with no formal curriculum, although a suggested list of topics and issues is provided.
Who can apply? ISBA members who have been licensed for fewer than five years in the state of Iowa are eligible to be a mentee. To serve as a mentor, attorneys must have been licensed for five years or more in Iowa, have a clean disciplinary record, and carry malpractice insurance (if required). The YLD Mentoring Committee anticipates a high number of mentee applications, and are asking those who are eligible to serve as a mentor to consider joining the program.
More information about the program is available in the December Iowa Lawyer magazine (Pages 8-11). For questions regarding the mentoring program, contact the YLD Mentoring Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.