ISBA tech support for
Windows XP, Windows Vista to end
support for the ISBA programs currently running on computers using Windows XP
will end Jan. 1, 2017. Those currently running Windows Vista will have their
support end on July 1, 2017.
decision to end support for these two Windows operating systems was made
because several software companies who provide software used internally to help
support ISBA members with many different bar services have dropped their
support of the programs running on these operating systems. Software programs that are no longer supported by the
manufacturers run the increased risk of allowing malware attacks on computers
running the unsupported operating systems. This makes the content on the
owners’ computers more vulnerable to hacking by outside groups
ended support for Windows XP on April 4, 2014. The company is scheduled to end
extended support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017. It had already dropped mainstream
support for the operating system in April 2012.
more information about Microsoft’s dropping of support for Windows XP, click on
Information about the loss of support for Windows Vista can be found here.
Find a mentor new
admittees told at swearing-in ceremony
of the speakers who addressed the 130 new lawyers who were admitted to the Iowa
Bar yesterday stressed the importance of finding a mentor who can guide them
through the intricacies of law practice. Iowa Board of Law Examiners Chair
Lora McCollom, Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel, ISBA President Skip
Kenyon, YLD President Reed McManigal and Iowa Legal Aid Executive Director
Dennis Groenenboom all provided bits of advice for the new attorneys during the
1 ½-hour ceremony.
your mind and heart open to learning to be a better lawyer,” McCollom said.
"Don’t be afraid to re-invent yourself – to try different things,” Kenyon told
the group, citing his own career experiences as an example.
of you has the capacity to be a great lawyer,” said Justice Appel. He stressed
the importance of accuracy and diligence, and punctuated the message with
quotes from Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln. He also advised the new
attorneys to confront mistakes and fix them, rather than disavowing them. The
latter approach always leads to trouble down the road, he said.
new lawyers and their families were treated to a reception following the
swearing-in and distribution of certificates. The YLD also hosted a gathering
for the lawyers and their families at the bar office from 3-5 p.m.
Supreme Court seeks
feedback on proposed rules dealing with EDMS
an order signed Thursday, Sept. 15, the Iowa Supreme Court requests comments on
a revised set of proposed final rules pertaining to the use of the electronic
document management system in district courts. The deadline for comment is 4:30
p.m., Friday, Oct. 14.
current request comes as a result of the court’s revision of the EDMS rules to
incorporate comments received last winter during a public comment period. The
court has also recast Chapter 16 as the Iowa Rules of Electronic Procedure.
revised rules, which can be viewed here in
strikethrough format and here in
a clean version, clarify when service is considered complete [16:201(11)],
exceptions from electronic filing [16:302(2)], filing errors [16:308],
computation of deadlines [16:309], submitting voluminous exhibits, videos and
audio [16:412], and disallowing warrants and emergency applications in juvenile
cases to be submitted via a tablet [16:702] [16:802]
Read the full order at this link.
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is looking for practicing attorneys
across all generations and practice types to take part in a research project
entitled: "This Talk Isn't Cheap: Women of Color and
White Women Attorneys Find Common Ground."
project aims to explore the racial and ethnic dynamics in the workplace between
women of color and white women attorneys. Through a series of guided
conversations, participants will discuss how women attorneys, across racial and
ethnic lines interact in the workplace, and the implications of those
in the project will participate in a confidential telephonic focus group led by
a skilled facilitator. Participation would involve one session, to be conducted
via teleconference in the fall of 2016, and will last approximately 60-90
minutes in length.
volunteer for this study, contact Lynnea Karlic, program specialist, American
Bar Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Run Your Practice Like a Business and Soar,” "Iowa Trust Accounts 101,” "Summary
Judgement and Trial Management Tips” are a few of the nearly dozen topics that
will be covered in the annual Nuts & Bolts seminars taking place next
month. The central Iowa seminar will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Hilton
Garden Inn in Johnston, Iowa. The eastern Iowa seminar will be at the Radisson
Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa, on Friday, Oct. 21.
seminars begin at 8 a.m. with registration followed by the opening
presentation on "Ethics and Trust Accounts." The seminars end at 5 p.m. Both
provide seven state hours of CLE credit, which includes one ethics hour.
more information and to register for the central Iowa seminar, click here.
For the eastern Iowa seminar, click here.