Newly Admitted

Newly Admitted

The Iowa State Bar Association can help you get your practice up and running. We provide great opportunities to build your practice, network in the legal community and become an accomplished, connected lawyer. Newly admitted attorneys in Iowa can join today at no cost for their first calendar year of membership. Simply visit or call the ISBA Membership Department at 515-697-7870 to activate your membership.

The Young Lawyers Division
As a newly admitted lawyer, you are automatically enrolled in the ISBA’s Young Lawyers Division. The YLD is made up of bar members, 36 years of age or younger, who have been practicing law for fewer than ten years. There are many YLD public-service and membership-related projects to gain experience and create professional and personal relationships. Learn more about the ISBA YLD.

ISBA Member Benefits
The ISBA has partnered with a number of vendors to provide discounts on products and services exclusively to ISBA members. Save money by taking advantage of these discounts from merchants and vendors in the community. View a complete listing of our member benefits and practice tools. Take a closer look at what your membership entails by viewing our New Attorney Guide.

Quality CLE Education
The ISBA offers more than 40 “live’ CLE programs each year, all discounted to ISBA members, as well as many online CLE options you can take from the convenience of your office any time of day. For a full listing of CLE options, visit the ISBA CLE Calendar.

Client Development
Take advantage of free membership in the ISBA Find-A-Lawyer service. All ISBA members will receive free listings on the ISBA’s Find-A-Lawyer website. For more information or questions, please contact Virginia Sipes at (515) 697-7897 or

Search and Post to the ISBA Career Center
Looking for a new position? Search the ISBA Career Center! The ISBA Career Center provides an opportunity for ISBA members to post and view employment opportunities.

Make Yourself at Home at the ISBA Office
As a member, you are welcome to use the ISBA Headquarters to access the Internet, use an empty conference room or work in a private office. The building offers three conference rooms, one private office and a CLE Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Building hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. To reserve a room please contact ISBA Meeting Coordinator Lisa Hanson at (515) 697-7876 or