October 10, 2018  Past Issues

Latest Windows 10 update causing some problems

The October 2018 Windows 10 update, version 1809, has caused loss of files on some computers that have installed the latest release. Last weekend, Microsoft paused the release until it could figure out what is wrong in the code.

In the meantime, Microsoft recommends that individuals:
• Call 1-800-Microsoft, or a local Microsoft number, if they have manually checked for updates and believe they have an issue with missing files
• Don’t install the October 2018 update if they have manually downloaded it, but haven’t installed it yet
• Watch for a notice from Microsoft when it resumes rolling out the October 2018 update

Click on this link for a list of the devices impacted and additional information on what to do.

Registrations for ISBA’s Cuba trip due next week

The deadline for signing up for The Iowa State Bar Association’s first-time-offered trip to Cuba is next Friday, Oct. 19. Join ISBA President Tom Levis and his wife Wendy, ISBA Assistant Executive Director Harry Shipley and 20 other individuals in the ISBA delegation to explore Havana’s rich and varied cultural heritage. Spouses and friends of ISBA members are welcome.

The tour takes place from Feb. 1 – 5, and features an itinerary designed for bar members and their guests. It also provides six hours of CLE credit.

The ISBA teamed with Cuba Cultural Travel to create the trip. View more information, including the tentative itinerary, cost details and how to register in the event brochure.

Drake Mock Trial needs judges

Drake University Undergraduate Mock Trial is hosting its 7th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational on Oct. 27th and 28th and is in need of judges. The rounds are 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the 27th and 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the 28th.

Experience with mock trial is not required. There will be a judges’ presentation before each round that will explain everything you need to know to judge a round of mock trial. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided to judges both days.

Those interested can register here or email for questions and more information.


Polk County Women Attorneys’ basket auction Oct. 18

The Polk County Women Attorneys (PCWA) will host its 17th Annual Basket Auction next Thursday, Oct. 18, at The River Center, 340 SW 3rd Street, Des Moines. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the silent auction begins at that time. A live auction begins at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Young Women’s Resource Center.

Information about the contents of the baskets, parking and tickets is available here.

Iowa family law practitioners to descend on West Des Moines

The two-day Family Law Seminar is scheduled to take place Oct. 25-26 at the West Des Moines Marriott. The seminar will focus on current family law trends and best practices to make the most of a family law case.

This year, organizers welcome Dr. Arnold Shienvold (Riegler Shienvold and Associates). Dr. Shienvold is recognized nationally as an expert in the areas of custody evaluations and family mediation. In addition to his direct clinical practice in those areas, he has consulted with public and private agencies, taught and lectured at a multitude of professional conferences and published a variety of papers on these topics.

A juvenile law breakout session will be offered Thursday morning. It provides three hours of CLE to fulfill the requirements of the public defender's office.

For complete event information, visit the event page.

Supreme Court appoints/reappoints 13 to Access to Justice Commission

The Iowa Supreme Court recently entered an order appointing and reappointing attorneys and laypersons to the Iowa Access to Justice Commission. View the order here.


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