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The Iowa Lawyer, the official magazine of The Iowa State Bar Association, is free online or in print to ISBA members as part of their annual dues. The magazine informs members on issues, events and developments in the law specific to Iowa that impact their practices and their lives as attorneys.

Current Issue: September/October 2015

Inside this Issue:  



  • Working toward a more diverse and inclusive ISBA
  • Iowa Legal Aid provides assistance to clients with limited English proficiency
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Letters from Iowa's law school deans 
  • A tribute to Judge Donald E. O'Brien
  • It runs in the family: Five Creston attorneys pass legacy of law to daughters

In Briefs:

  • Visiting Moms Project wins national award
  • Women supporting women - the PCWA's 14th annual auction
  • Ethics Opinion 15-03 (summary)
  • Supreme Court seeks comments on proposed updates, amendments

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The Iowa Lawyer magazine is the official publication of The Iowa State Bar Association. The magazine contains feature articles on the law, reviews of legal developments, interviews with well known leaders in the legal community, legislative updates, views from the bench, history of the bar, profiles, CLE schedules and announcements and reviews of ISBA programs and events. The Iowa Lawyer magazine is published bi-monthly with two special editions in April and August.

All current members of the ISBA receive the Iowa Lawyer Magazine as a member benefit. If you are registered as a guest or are a non-member of the ISBA and would like to receive the Iowa Lawyer Magazine, the price per year is $40. To purchase a subscription,  click here

Contact the Editor

Please submit comments, letters to the editor, articles, photos or reprint permission requests to the Communications Dept.


Ashlee J. L. Sherrill

Managing editor

Virginia Sipes, J.D.

Copy Editor

Steve Boeckman

General Inquiries

Communications Dept.


The Iowa State Bar Association seeks to publish original articles that advance the education, competence, ethical practice and public responsibility of Iowa lawyers. Members are encouraged to submit articles and manuscripts to the editor for possible publication. Submissions should be no longer than 1,500 words, although exceptions can be made. Incorporate footnotes into the writing. Include a short bio of the author(s) and professional photo(s) when submitting.  

NOTE: Not all submissions are guaranteed publication. The editors and bar leaders review all submissions to a make a determination of suitability for publication. Email all submissions to in Microsoft Word format.

Statements or Opinions

The statements and opinions in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Iowa State Bar Association. Readers should consult original sources of authority to verify exactness. Advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement of a product or service unless specifically stated.

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