have been coming into the ISBA office from attorneys looking for ethics hours
to meet the required three hours of ethics every two years.
ISBA offers two opportunities for obtaining those ethics hours. One is a
telephone CLE this Friday (Jan. 17) from noon to 1 p.m. Entitled "A District
Court Judge’s Perspective on Conduct in the Courtroom” and sponsored by the
ISBA’s Government Practice Section. It will be presented by Judge Douglas Staskal, and qualifies
for one hour of state CLE, which includes one hour of ethics. Click here
for more information and to register.
other opportunity is an "On Demand” video entitled "Ethics Law for New Iowa
Lawyers” presented by Paul Wieck II with the supreme court’s Office of
Professional Regulation. Because it is "on demand,” it can be viewed at any
time. Click here
for information and to access this course.
the Dec. 31 deadline for acquiring all CLE credits is past, attorneys who still
need to fulfill their ethics requirement will need to file a request for a
deadline extension of their annual CLE report. Go to the court’s CLE Commissions web page and click on "Apply for Extension to Complete CLE" under the "Lawyers" tab in the menu at the top of the page to file