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.
opinions now available, webinars to follow
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
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.
ethics opinions can be found below:
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.
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.
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."