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Iowa Lawyer Magazine
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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: November / December 2015


Inside this Issue:


  • Leading the National Conference of State Trial Judges:
    Q&A with Judge Annette Scieszinki
  • Iowa Supreme Court Task Force updates:
    * Family Law Task Force - McCollum, Brandes
    * Guardianship and Conservatorship
       Reform Task Force - Gittler, Foxhoven
  • Focused on fairness - Gregg
  • Iowa’s low-income residents and the
    civil justice system – Reynoldson
  • Give away your house but keep the keys – Fischer
  • LaMarca Law Group becomes 100 percent
    Iowa LawPAC contributor – Boeckman
  • Board of Governors acts on legislative agenda,
    legal forms at quarterly meeting – Sipes
  • Investment advice: A lawyer’s limits – Boliver
  • It runs in the family: Part II – Richardson

In Briefs:

  • Save the date 2016
  • ISBA Rural Practice Committee seeks attorneys
    willing to hire in 2016
  • Free on-demand CLE for attorneys with five or
    fewer years of practice


annual report cover image2014-2015 Iowa State Bar Foundation Annual Report
Don't miss the 2014-2015 Iowa State Bar Foundation Annual Report. A printed version of this report was included in the hard-copy magazine, mailed to members who wish to recieve it. Every year, the ISBF provides the annual report to inform members of the grants awarded and different ways to give and to recognize supporters and contributors. To view the digital report, click here


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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. Submissions should be around 1,000 words in Microsoft Word format. 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. Email all submissions to the editors at

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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