As you know,
the results for the Judicial Performance Review are out. You may have noticed
your local paper writing about the results and that The Iowa State Bar
Association has recommended all judges be retained. The ISBA has conducted the
biennial review since 1962 when the state of Iowa adopted its merit system for
you to share these results with your friends, neighbors and other members of
your communities. All licensed attorneys in Iowa are considered court officers and ambassadors for the court, and
any member can do his or her part by encouraging others to retain the judges up for
You can do
this by simply referring them to the ISBA website at www.iowabar.org. The results are posted on
the bottom of the homepage, or you can share a direct link: http://www.iowabar.org/2014JudicialReview.
The judicial review page provides a wealth of information to aid Iowans in
making an informed decision Nov. 4.
the efforts of the attorneys who completed the survey last month so that we
could compile this information to educate Iowans. I also appreciate everyone
sharing this information to help Iowans understand the judicial retention
Thank you for
your help, and for the opportunity to serve as your president.
Joseph M. Feller
The Iowa State Bar Association
P.O. Box 37, Sibley, Iowa 51249