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What is Iowa LawPAC
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LawPAC is the political action committee (PAC) of the Iowa State Bar Association. Its Board of Directors is composed equally of Republican and Democrat ISBA members appointed by the President of the ISBA.

LawPAC does not pay salaries to any person and makes political contributions to legislative candidates only. It does not give contributions to statewide races or federal races. LawPAC’s top priority is to assist lawyer candidates who are willing to pursue public service by running for the state legislature. LawPAC also supports candidates who are supportive of the ISBA legislative priorities.

LawPAC approaches contributions in a non-partisan manner and there is an attempt to evenly distribute contributions between both political parties.

Why Join LawPAC?
The ISBA legislative program encompasses all aspects of the practice of the law. The sections of the ISBA regularly submit legislative proposals in the areas of Administrative, Business, Corporations, Criminal, Family, Real Estate, Tax, Probate, Trust, Estate, and Work Comp. Each year the ISBA Affirmative Legislative Program has 15 to 20 proposals prepared by the various sections and approved by the Board of Governors.

Best estimates are that the ISBA through its affirmative legislative program has passed over 500 bills in the past 35 years. This would include minor modifications to existing law or the complete re-writing of many chapters of the Iowa Code. These proposals span the entire spectrum of the practice of law and approximately half of the Iowa Code.

  • The ISBA supports full funding for the Judicial Branch.
  • Increased funding for indigent defense.
  • During any legislative session there are two or three bills that could radically change the practice of law and negatively affect the rights of citizens. The ISBA opposes legislation that would negatively impact the rights of citizens and the practice of law.
  • Successful opposition to the legalization of title insurance, caps on recoveries, limitation on attorney fees and attacks on the practice of law by other interest groups.
  • Support of lawyers, regardless of party affiliation, who desire to engage in public service and to run for public office.

Join LawPAC today!
This year's goal is to raise $70,000 - and we need your membership today to reach that goal. Become a LawPAC member today!

Please contribute to LawPAC at one of the following levels:

  • $75 for Contributor status
  • $100 for Sustaining Contributor status

Contribute online now or download a contribution form!

For more information about contributing, please contact Harry Shipley at 515-697-7868.

The Iowa State Bar Association • 625 East Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. (515) 243-3179 • Fax (515) 243-2511