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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.


Ethics opinions now available, webinars to follow

Two ethics opinions were recently published by the ISBA’s Committee on Ethics and Practice Guidelines. The opinions cover aspects of client email communications. Webinars on the opinions will be scheduled in the next few weeks and are free for ISBA members.

Details regarding the webinars are still being worked out. Next week’s Iowa Lawyer Weekly e-newsletter will include registration information for the events tentatively scheduled for Feb. 18 and another in March, date to be determined. Attendance of the webinars will be worth one hour of ethics CLE credit each.

The new ethics opinions can be found below:
· Ethics Opinion 15-01: A lawyer sending or receiving substantive communications with a client via e-mail or other electronic means ordinarily must warn the client about the risk of interception including the use of a computer or other device, or e-mail account, to which a third party may gain access.
· Ethics Opinion 15-02: Interception of confidential or attorney-client communication: the duty to stop, notify, return and, in the case of wrongful interception, to withdraw representation.

Those interested in reviewing all ethics opinions can click here to visit the Ethics and Practice Guidelines page or by going to www.iowabar.org, navigating to "Practice Tools” on the top navigation, then "Ethics Advice/Opinions."

 

 



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