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9/4/2014
Effective Use of Reasonable Efforts to Impact Permanency Outcomes in CINA Cases (Live Webinar)

9/8/2014
Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase Webinar

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2014 Agricultural Law Seminar

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Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research (Live Webinar)

9/14/2014 » 9/15/2014
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Board of Governors approves recommendations on education, licensure of Iowa attorneys

The Iowa State Bar Association’s Board of Governors has approved the recommendations put forth by the Blue Ribbon Committee on Legal Education and Licensure in December 2013.

The recommendation moves away from the multi-state bar exam in use for the past five years and adopts the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) that is portable in 14 states. The recommendation also allows students who successfully complete three years of specified law school course work at Drake University Law School or the University of Iowa College of Law to be admitted to the Iowa Bar without being required to take a bar exam.

Below are some resources to help better understand the proposal:

View Report
Talking Points by former ISBA President Guy Cook - Why Adopt the Diploma Privilege in lieu of the Bar Exam?
Iowa Public Radio Broadcast
The Proposal for a New Option for Bar Admissions

Click here for more resources on the proposal.
To read letters sent to the Iowa Supreme Court, please click here.
View all public comments and related orders here.

Diploma privilege message from ISBA Past-President Guy R. Cook

 

 

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