ISBA BOG acts on legislative agenda items, legal forms, at quarterly meeting
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During the fall ISBA Board of Governors quarterly meeting in Coralville, the BOG acted on numerous section recommendations for the 2016 ISBA Affirmative Legislative Program, continued to examine and further efforts to energize member engagement and approved recommended non-substantive updates to ISBA legal forms. The governors also welcomed leaders from University of Iowa College of Law, Drake Law School, Creighton School of Law, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady and State of Iowa District Court, Fifth District Chief Judge Arthur Gamble.

ISBA sections that provided recommendations for the 2016 ISBA Affirmative Legislative Program include the criminal law, business law, family and juvenile law, probate, trust & estate planning and real estate and title law sections. Also, governors acted to support full funding of the judiciary’s budget for equipment needs in accordance with the state’s statutory obligation.

ISBA President Bruce Walker’s report included remarks on the ISBA’s response to the Iowa Supreme Court’s request for comment on adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam. He also commented on student loan debt and information pertinent to member engagement. ISBA Assistant Executive Director Harry Shipley presented the executive director’s report which included information about membership trends. He also presented an overview of new and enhanced member services, including potential child support calculator models and law practice management resources.

Additional coverage of the fall quarterly meeting will be included in the November/December issue of the Iowa Lawyer Magazine. More information about ISBA sections, committees and fast action teams focused on member engagement will be included in upcoming ISBA publications. The members of the board of governors, ISBA officers and leaders welcome questions and input from members. Contact information for governors and other leaders can be found here.