Iowa Supreme Court yesterday and today issued orders requesting comments on
proposed amendments to the student practice provisions in Chapter 31 of the Iowa Court
Rules, and proposed amendments to the continuing legal education provisions in Division
III of the court rules. In late December, the court issued an order extending
the deadline until March 17 for comment on the proposed amendments to Iowa discovery
rules and a proposed
expedited civil action rule.
general purpose of the student practice provisions amendment is to make it
possible for law students and law graduates waiting to take the bar exam or
waiting for exam results to help provide legal services to low-income Iowans.
Read the full order here.
order requesting comment on changes to the CLE provisions relates to the
distance education provisions of the CLE rules. The proposal would adopt new
defined terms for "moderated” and "unmoderated” CLE activities. Read that full
order here as well.
deadline for submitting comments on either of these proposed amendments is 4:30 p.m., March 10. Details on the format
for submitting comments are at the end of each order.