2018 IOWA COURT RULES (SOFTBOUND EDITION) AVAILABLE IN JANUARY
Gender bias survey closing soon; attorneys asked to share experiences
The ISBA’s Federal Practice Committee is seeking to learn more about the impact of gender bias in the legal profession, and invites Iowa attorneys to share their thoughts by taking this online survey. The survey will be closing on Monday, Nov. 20.
This survey has been retooled from a previous version you may have seen in the Iowa Lawyer Weekly in August. Even if you already completed the previous similar survey, please retake this improved version. The Federal Practice Committee plans to use the results during a Federal Practice Seminar panel discussion on this topic in December.
Even if you have not personally experienced an instance of bias, please include any stories you have heard from a close friend or relative. This information will remain completely anonymous.
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Reminder: Submit names of adoptive families for Adoption Saturday celebration, Dec. 2
Organizers of central Iowa’s 17th Annual Adoption Saturday Celebration on Dec. 2 are encouraging attorneys to please let them know if they have client families far enough along in the adoption process that the adoptions can be finalized at the celebration.
Approximately 10 judges from the Fifth Judicial District will spend from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on that Saturday making it possible for several dozen children to have forever families. The judges will finalize the adoptions in courtrooms decorated with helium balloons and lined with stuffed toys at the Polk County Justice Center, 222 5th Avenue, Des Moines.
Free and open to the public, the event will also feature numerous booths staffed by organizations that can provide information on adoptions.
Contact Erin Mayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 515-244-1172 for more information and to submit names.
Full slate at 2017 Federal Practice Seminar
John H. Moorlach, Federal Practice Committee Chair
Do not miss this year’s Federal Practice Seminar. Linda Greenhouse, 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Beat Reporting (United States Supreme Court), headlines the seminar as keynote speaker.
A crowd favorite, panels of Iowa’s Article III and Magistrate Judges, will open the day addressing issues facing Iowa’s federal courts. Judge Linda Reade will offer her Retrospective on the Practice of Law in Iowa over the lunch hour. Later in the day, recently appointed U.S. Attorneys, Peter E. Deegan, Jr. (ND) and Marc Krickbaum (SD) will discuss new administration policies. Civil law practitioners will hear Stephen D. Susman share his experiences with the Civic Jury Project.
The day will conclude with a panel on “Gender Bias in the Iowa Legal Profession,” moderated by the Hon. Helen C. Adams, and an ethics presentation by Patrick Krill, former director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Legal Professionals Program.
The seminar offers 6.25 state hours which includes 1 ethics and 6.25 federal hours. Registration and a detailed schedule is available online.
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ADMISSION ON MOTION
The following individuals applied for admission on motion to the Iowa Bar:
Andrew R. Chilson, National Litigation Law Group PLLC, Oklahoma City, OK
Brian F. Keit, Noyes Law Firm, Fairfield, IA
Anyone with questions or comments on the above should contact: Tre Critelli at the Office of Professional Regulation, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319; Phone: 515-725-8029.