the fall ISBA Board of Governors quarterly meeting in Coralville, the BOG acted
on numerous section recommendations for the 2016 ISBA
Affirmative Legislative Program,
continued to examine and further efforts to energize member engagement and
approved recommended non-substantive updates to ISBA legal forms. The governors
also welcomed leaders from University of Iowa College of Law, Drake Law School,
Creighton School of Law, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady and State of
Iowa District Court, Fifth District Chief Judge Arthur Gamble.
sections that provided
recommendations for the 2016 ISBA Affirmative Legislative Program
include the criminal law, business law, family and juvenile law,
probate, trust & estate planning and real estate and title law
Also, governors acted to support full funding of the judiciary’s budget
equipment needs in accordance with the state’s statutory obligation.
ISBA President Bruce Walker’s report
included remarks on the ISBA’s response to the Iowa Supreme Court’s request for
comment on adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam. He also commented on student loan
debt and information pertinent to member engagement. ISBA Assistant Executive
Director Harry Shipley presented the executive director’s report which
included information about membership trends.
He also presented an overview of new and enhanced member services, including
potential child support calculator models and law practice management
Additional coverage of the
fall quarterly meeting will be included in the November/December issue of the
Iowa Lawyer Magazine. More information about ISBA sections, committees and fast
action teams focused on member engagement will be included in upcoming ISBA
publications. The members of the board of governors, ISBA officers and leaders
welcome questions and input from members. Contact information for governors and
other leaders can be found here.