The Iowa Judicial Branch yesterday posted a job description for director of the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) of the Iowa Supreme Court. The successful applicant will succeed Paul Wieck, II, who is retiring Dec. 22.
Wieck joined the judicial branch Jan. 1, 2002 as director of what was then known as the Supreme Court Commissions. In early 2008, the office name changed to the Office of Professional Regulation and the scope of the office expanded. After the expansion, Wieck was responsible for overseeing the Attorney Disciplinary Board, Court Interpreters and the Board of Law Examiners.
Immediately prior to becoming OPR director, Wieck was in private practice with the Reynoldson law firm in Osceola, Iowa. Prior to that, he served as commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety for 10 years. His legal career, which began in 1982, also included clerking and serving as assistant to Chief Justice Ward Reynoldson, and practicing with the Reynoldson firm from 1983-1990. (Look for more information about Wieck and the impact his career as director of the OPR has had on Iowa’s legal profession in a future issue of the Iowa Lawyer magazine.)
The OPR director oversees the administration of key boards and commissions and the program functions performed by those commissions. Read the full job description, including qualifications, here. Deadline for applying is 4:30 p.m. June 3.