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Iowa Lawyer Magazine
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The Iowa Lawyer, the official magazine of The Iowa State Bar Association, is free online or in print to ISBA members as part of their annual dues. The magazine informs members on issues, events and developments in the law specific to Iowa that impact their practices and their lives as attorneys.

Current Issue: October 2016

Inside this Issue: 

  • President’s letter: Retention Election

  • Technology improves access to justice

  • How community law firms can increase access
    to civil legal services

  • It’s still Cady’s court: A statistical review of the
    Iowa Supreme Court’s 2015-16 term

  • Iowa’s Pro Bono Honor Roll 2015/2016

  • The IPOST and Advance Care Planning

  • Iowa’s Access to Justice Commission

  • Board of Governors Fall Quarterly Meeting

  • YLD-sponsored program helps high schoolers
    learn about the U.S. Constitution

Iowa Lawyer Archives


The Iowa Lawyer magazine is the official publication of The Iowa State Bar Association. The magazine contains feature articles on the law, reviews of legal developments, interviews with well known leaders in the legal community, legislative updates, views from the bench, history of the bar, profiles, CLE schedules and announcements and reviews of ISBA programs and events. The Iowa Lawyer magazine is published monthly with the exception of the combined December-January issue.

All current members of the ISBA receive the Iowa Lawyer Magazine as a member benefit. If you are registered as a guest or are a non-member of the ISBA and would like to receive the Iowa Lawyer Magazine, the price per year is $40. To purchase a subscription,  click here

Contact the Editor

Please submit comments, letters to the editor, articles, photos or reprint permission requests to the Communications Dept.

Managing Editor

Melissa Higgins

Contributing Editor

Virginia Sipes, J.D.

Copy Editor

Steve Boeckman

General Inquiries

Communications Dept.


The Iowa State Bar Association seeks to publish original articles that advance the education, competence, ethical practice and public responsibility of Iowa lawyers. Members are encouraged to submit articles and manuscripts to the editor. Submissions should be around 1,000 words in Microsoft Word format. Include a short bio of the author(s) and professional photo(s) when submitting.

NOTE: Not all submissions are guaranteed publication. The editors and bar leaders review submissions to a make a determination of suitability. Email all submissions to the editors at

Statements and opinions

The statements and opinions in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Iowa State Bar Association. Readers should consult original sources of authority to verify exactness. Advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement of a product or service unless specifically stated.

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