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This committee shall be concerned with the means and methods by which members of the Association provide legal aid to indigent persons. It shall coordinate activities with other pro bono groups when possible and shall report to the Board of Governors its recommendations.

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This committee shall be charged with authority to act between meetings of the Board of Governors relative to administrative, legislative, policy matters and matters pertaining to the Headquarters office of the Association, including the hiring and discharge of personnel, compensation, purchase of office equipment and other similar matters. This committee shall make a report of its activities at each meeting of the Board of Governors.

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This committee shall have jurisdiction of all questions in the field of American citizenship and of the American form of government with respect to education and understanding of both the privileges and responsibilities thereof. It may make awards to students and others, recognizing excellence in American citizenship.

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This committee shall, with the advice and consent of the President, and with the assistance of the Headquarters staff, make arrangements for the annual meeting of the Association, including the programs and entertainment to be presented in connection therewith. The proposed budget for the annual meeting shall be submitted to the Administrative Committee for its approval.

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This committee shall work to improve the Appellate practice and interface with the restructuring efforts of the Supreme Court.

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This committee shall be charged with the duty of selecting and nominating for election by the Board of Governors one or more members of The Iowa State Bar Association to receive the annual Award of Merit of The Iowa State Bar Association. The nominations shall be presented to the Board of Governors no later than the spring meeting of the Board in each year. Upon presentation of the name or names of the candidates for the consideration of the Board of Governors, additional nominations may be made

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This committee shall plan and sponsor one or more conferences between members of the judiciary and members of.

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This committee shall continue the work of the study committee which preceded it and shall assist the Board of Governors in assuring fair treatment and opportunities for all attorneys practicing in this state.

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The purpose of this committee is to provide education about the various state, local and federal economic development programs, services and resources that are available. It also provides, through the ISBA Web site, an online Web portal consisting of helpful resources, case studies and a bulletin board for attorneys who are assisting businesses and communities with economic development efforts.

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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.

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This committee shall deal with matters of concern to lawyers practicing in the federal court system. It shall sponsor CLE events satisfying the federal CLE requirements and shall update from time to time the Federal Practice Manual.

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This Committee is to investigate charges made in the press and otherwise, against judges. The Committee will prepare a timely public response to unfair criticism against judges and the judiciary under guidelines created for this purpose.

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This Committee shall study and produce drafts of recommended uniform jury instructions for the approval of the Board of Governors. It shall monitor published instructions and modify them from time to time as required.

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This Committee shall study and report from time to time on ways and means to improve the administration of justice.

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This Committee shall provide an organization available to lawyers who are concerned with the improvement of the means and methods by which the practice of law is conducted and to study developments in legal systems, equipment, procedures and such other areas as the Committee may select. Recommendations will be disseminated through seminars, publications, and by such other means as the Committee may select.

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This committee is charged with the responsibility of providing guidance and assistance to members of the legal profession and their families who encounter problems which are related to drug, alcohol, or other chemical dependency or abuse. It shall also recommend to the Board such programs as it deems appropriate, to be presented to the membership in this area of concern, and also in the area of stress management.

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Responsible for creation, modification and period review of legal forms copyrighted by The Iowa State Bar Association to insure they conform to current Iowa law. These documents are distributed via IowaDocs®, the ISBA’s document assembly program.

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This committee is charged with the responsibility of soliciting for membership in the Association, all eligible persons as stated in the Policy of the Association contained in Section 2 of Article III of these By-laws. It shall work with the secretary and the headquarters staff, when requested, in the collection of delinquent dues.

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To act as resource and liaison between the members of all branches and composites of the Armed Forces, especially the attorneys of each branch, and the attorneys and judges of the State of Iowa in order to better serve the legal needs of members of the Armed Forces of the United States.

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Improvement of professional conduct--including attorney-attorney, attorney-client, and attorney-public relationships--through education, role modeling, peer pressure, and communication. This includes helping to reinforce in members of the Bar conduct that honors the profession by recognizing the duties of service and civility.

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This committee shall work closely with the Director of Communications and the Secretary to improve its relationship between this Association and the public, the media, other professional groups, and government officials and agencies. The objective of this committee shall be to create and maintain a good public image of the legal profession and of this Association.

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To study the structure, function and work of the various standing and special committees, the sections and other agencies of the Association, and to make such recommendations to the Board of Governors from time to time as the committee deems advisable in the interest of better correlation and development of the work of the Association.

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This committee shall prepare and present an annual budget; shall keep itself informed on all matters relating to the finances of the Association and the financing of its activities, and shall perform such other duties as the Board of Governors may from time to time direct.

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