Each calendar year, Iowa’s lawyers and judges must complete a minimum of 15 hours of legal education accredited by the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. The 15 hours must include a minimum of three hours every two calendar years ending in the odd-numbered year (2019) devoted exclusively to the area of legal ethics. Up to six hours may be earned through unmoderated “on-demand” events. These requirements help ensure that Iowa’s legal community keeps abreast of the latest legal developments.
To assist Iowa attorneys in fulfilling their CLE requirements, the ISBA is offering more than 20 CLE programs in a variety of formats and in a wide range of practice areas before the end of the year. Within the 20 programs exist nearly a dozen ethics programs to choose from. Ethics program highlights include:
Oct. 18 - Welcome to the Bar (3 state; 3 ethics) Oct. 24-25 - ISBA Family Law Seminar (15 state; 3 ethics; 4.25 juvenile) Nov. 21 - Shifting Landscapes: Adapting Your Firm to Emerging Threats (2 state; 2 ethics) Dec. 31 - The Attorney-Client Relationship: A Review of the Rules and Cases (1 state; 1 ethics)