to serving the needs of attorneys beginning the practice of law, The Iowa State
Bar Association provides great opportunities to build your practice, network in
the legal community and become an accomplished, connected lawyer. Newly
admitted, licensed attorneys can join today at no cost for their first
The ISBA Offers Ample Opportunity
The Iowa State Bar Association has made a point to provide as many methods as possible to keep new lawyers involved and to ensure you grow in your practice. For new lawyers, the ISBA’s expertise is a valuable and indispensable asset. We’re working hard to ensure that new lawyers have the access to the best of what bar membership can offer, whether it’s meeting colleagues, practice tools, or developing professionally in the practice of law. Your membership includes an invitation in many exciting networking events and continuing legal education programs, designed to help you feel at home in your new profession. Get involved today! Contact ISBA Membership Director Mary Hill at 515-697-7870 or firstname.lastname@example.org to join a committee or section today!
The Young Lawyers Division
Young Lawyers Division of The Iowa State Barristers are lawyers who are
members of the ISBA and who are under 36 years of age or who have been
practicing law fewer than ten years. Probably no other association and
group of young attorneys work harder or have a more diverse list of
public service opportunities than those right here in Iowa. While
providing valuable and appreciated public service, these young lawyers
have fun enjoying each other and enjoying serving others. Become
involved in many membership and community service projects, such as the
Mock Trial Program, Know Your Constitution Project, or one of the many
other Law Related Education activities sponsored by the YLD. AS a newly
admitted member of the ISBA you automatically become a member of the
Click here for more information about the YLD.
Member Benefits for ISBA Members
addition to the many resources that are free or discounted with ISBA
membership, the ISBA is pleased to provide you with discounts from
vendors that will help cut your expenses. Our support for your law
practice begins here with these exclusive member benefits. Save your
firm money by taking advantage of discounts from merchants and vendors
in the community who offer our members a needed service. The ISBA has
partnered with vendors to provide discounts on products and services
exclusively to ISBA members. We plan to keep adding and updating our
benefits to give you the greatest value for your membership.
View complete listing of member benefits and practice tools.
Education for You and Your Practice
ISBA strives to offer quality continuing legal education at discounted
member rates so that you can earn quality education while satisfying
your CLE requirements. The ISBA offers more than 40 "live” CLE programs
each year — all at a discounted price for members. Online CLE options
offer ISBA members the opportunity to fulfill their CLE requirements
from the convenience of their computer at any time of the day. Learn
more about the many CLE opportunities.
newly licensed attorney you can take advantage of free membership in the
ISBA Find-A-Lawyer service. We can help customize your listing so that
you receive the best referrals possible. Complete a Find-A-Lawyer
application today. If you have questions, please contact ISBA Membership Records Coordinator Jennifer Phillips at email@example.com.
Court Appointed Cases
In most cases, to
be appointed as a court-appointed counsel representing indigent persons
in criminal, juvenile delinquency, child welfare (CINA/TPR), contempt,
and post-conviction relief cases, attorneys need to have a contract with
the State Public Defender. After entering into a contract, the
attorney’s name will be included on the list of court-appointed
attorneys provided to the relevant courts, which make the appointments.
Attorneys are paid on the court-appointed cases by submitted fee claims
to the State Public Defender. More information on the contracting and
fee-claim processes is available on the State Public Defender’s website.
Search and Post to the ISBA Career Center
for a new position? Search the ISBA Career Center! The purpose of the
ISBA Career Center is to provide an opportunity for ISBA members and
non‐members, to post and view employment opportunities.
Make Yourself at Home at the ISBA Office
a ISBA member, you are welcome to visit the ISBA Headquarters to access
the Internet, use an empty conference room or work in one of our
private offices. Members may reserve any of the Bar conference rooms (3
conference rooms, 2 private offices and a CLE Center) on a first-come,
first-served basis. Rooms are free of charge for law-related meetings
(food, soft drinks and coffee are extra). Conference Center hours are
8:00 am to 4:30 pm. View room use policy.
To reserve a room please contact ISBA Meetings Coordinator Lisa Hanson at 515-697-7876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the ISBA office at (515) 243-3179 or email email@example.com