Amos Hill, president of the Young Lawyers Division, recently
urged members of the YLD to provide comments to the Iowa Supreme Court
regarding potential changes to the Basic Skills Course requirement as well as other
requests for public comment. The deadline for public comments on the Basic
Skills Course is Nov. 10.
In a Sept. 11 court order, Chief Justice Mark Cady requested
comments on proposed recommendations on whether the Basic Skills requirement
should be retained for persons admitted to practice law in Iowa, and, if so,
whether the course or the requirements of the course should be revised.
Those interested in providing public comments or learning
more can view the order here or
visit the Iowa Judicial
Branch website at www.iowacourts.gov,
navigating to "About the Courts,” then clicking on "Supreme Court.” From the
left navigation, click "Orders.” Public comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mailed to the clerk of the Supreme Court. Those providing comments should
review the order for formatting specifications.