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The ISBA's Committee Ethics and Practice Guidelines issues advisory opinions on the proper interpretation of the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct. An archive of the ISBA's Ethics Opinions can be found on the ISBA website (www.iowabar.org). Legal Ethics Opinions are advisory only and are not binding upon any member of the ISBA, any attorney licensed to practice in the state of Iowa. The ISBA, its officers, directors, agents, and the Ethics and Practice Guidelines Committee members assume no responsibility or liability in rendering these opinions.
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Educational ResourcesBelow are Six Ethics Videos from the Committee’s Recent "Relationship Opinions” Webinar. OverviewIA Ethics Opinion 13-01 Of Counsel RelationshipIA Ethics Opinion 13-02 Pro Hac Vice RelationshipIA Ethics Opinion 13-03 Contracted Lawyers (Law Temps)IA Ethics Opinion 13-04 Mentorship Relationships IA Ethics Opinion 13-05 Co-Counsel Relationships
2014 Judicial Performance Review results publishedPosted in Press Releases & News Advisories , Monday, October 06, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 6, 2014DES MOINES -- Results from The Iowa State Bar Association’s biennial survey of judges standing for retention in this year’s general ... more »