ISBA BOG votes on succession planning designation
Bar Foundation launches capital campaign
The Iowa State Bar Foundation has launched a capital campaign to increase the size of its endowment so it can continue supporting ISBA programs and projects that enhance citizenship and the public’s understanding of justice and the law. Contributions made before the end of the year to the 501C(3) organization can be deducted on 2017 income taxes, subject to certain limitations.
Entitled “For the People: Civic Education for All Iowans,” the goal is to increase the current endowment to more than $3 million, which entails raising slightly more than $1 million. Earnings from an endowment of that size would fund today’s priority programs and those in the future.
There are several ways to contribute to the campaign (see materials here). Contributions can be in cash or through gifts of stock or other hard assets. Matching gifts from an employer or community foundation are also encouraged. Those who contribute $1,000 or more will have their names permanently recognized on the “For the People” donor display outside of the CLE Center in the ISBA headquarters, and on the foundation’s web page.
Click here to download a pledge form that can be printed out and returned. Pledges of $1,000 or more can be paid over 10 years or as a lump sum. Gifts under $1,000 should be paid in full by May 2019.
YLD task force focuses on future of profession of law
ISBA staff “adopts” children through Mentor Iowa
Federal Practice Seminar starts Friday
John H. Moorlach, Federal Practice Committee Chair
Do not miss this year’s Federal Practice Seminar. Linda Greenhouse, 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Beat Reporting (United States Supreme Court), headlines the seminar as keynote speaker.
A crowd favorite, panels of Iowa’s Article III and Magistrate Judges, will open the day addressing issues facing Iowa’s federal courts. Judge Linda Reade will offer her “Retrospective on the Practice of Law in Iowa” over the lunch hour. Later in the day, recently appointed U.S. Attorneys Peter E. Deegan, Jr. (ND) and Marc Krickbaum (SD) will discuss new administration policies. Civil law practitioners will hear Stephen D. Susman share his experiences with the Civil Jury Project.
The day will conclude with a panel on “Gender Bias in the Iowa Legal Profession,” moderated by the Hon. Helen C. Adams, and an ethics presentation by Patrick Krill, former director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Legal Professionals Program.
The seminar offers 6.25 state hours which includes 1 ethics and 6.25 federal hours. Registration and a detailed schedule is available online.
|SUPREME COURT OPINIONS
In the Interest of L.M., Minor Child, K.L., Mother
The guardian ad litem for a child whose parents’ had their parental rights terminated seeks further review of the court of appeals decision reversing the mother’s termination.
DECISION OF THE COURT OF APPEALS VACATED; DISTRICT COURT ORDER AFFIRMED
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Associate Attorney - Davis Brown Law Firm, Des Moines, IA
Corporate Counsel/Licensing - DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, IA
Estate Planning/ Tax Attorney - Whitfield & Eddy Law Firm, Des Moines, IA
Executive Officer 3 - Iowa Department of Commerce Credit Union Division, Des Moines, IA
Director of Advocacy/ Staff Legal Counsel - Iowa Hospital Association - Des Moines, IA
Assistant Director of OPR - Office of Professional Regulation, Des Moines, IA
Assistant City Attorney - City of Ames, Ames, IA
Associate Attorney - McEnroe, Gotsdiner, Brewer, Steinbach & Rothman, P.C., West Des Moines, IA
Associate Attorney - Leff Law Firm, LLP, Iowa City, IA
Appellate Court Staff Attorney 1 - Iowa Court of Appeals, Des Moines, IA
Assistant General Counsel-Agri/Farm Insurance - Nationwide Insurance, Des Moines, IA
Special Assistant United States Attorney - United States Attorney Southern District of Iowa, Davenport, IA
Trial Attorney III - Nationwide Insurance, Des Moines, IA
Special Assistant United States Attorney - United States Attorney Southern District of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
ADMISSION ON MOTION
The following individuals applied for admission on motion to the Iowa Bar:
Brenda K. Smith, Dvorak Law Group LLC, Omaha, NE
Peter J. Wilder, Godfrey Kahn SC, Milwaukee, WI
Grant A. Forsberg, Forsberg Law PC, LLO, Omaha, NE
Anyone with questions or comments on the above should contact: Tre Critelli at the Office of Professional Regulation, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319; Phone: 515-725-8029.