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The ISBA People’s Law School provides free, educational events where members of the public can find answers to life’s legal questions. Speakers present information on a variety of legal topics and answer general questions.

Programming focuses on a variety of issues impacting Iowans including: the basics of wills and revocable trusts; buying and selling a home, mortgages and foreclosure; establishing guardianships and conservatorships; modifying child custody and visitation decrees and more.

ISBA People’s Law School events typically take place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. There will not be an event in the month of December. Events take place at the ISBA Headquarters in Des Moines (625 E. Court Ave.) and are also live-streamed to participating local public libraries.


UPCOMING ISBA PEOPLE'S LAW SCHOOL EVENT

NOVEMBER 19
Guardianships and Conservatorships

Speakers: Jennifer Donovan, Public Guardian, Iowa Department on Aging and Breanna Young, Attorney, Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. 

The November 19 event will take place at the ISBA Headquarters in Des Moines (625 E. Court Ave.) and are also be live-streamed to local public libraries in the following cities: Anamosa; Baxter; Centerville; Clinton; Council Bluffs; Estherville; Farmington; Jewell; Manson; Mapleton; Sloan; and West Bend.

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People's Law School events are for the public. There will be video and audio recording taken during this event at the ISBA Headquarters, as well as photographs. The ISBA may use the recordings in future publications and presentations, upload them to the ISBA website or present them in other media. The ISBA building is accessible for people with mobility limitations. If other accommodations are needed, please indicate them on your registration form, email peopleslawschool@iowabar.org or call 515-243-3179 prior to the event.


For additional self help resources, visit the iowafindalawyer.com.



LAWYERS IN LIBRARIES PROGRAM 2019

Lawyers in Libraries is a joint effort by The Iowa State Bar Association, the State Library of Iowa, Iowa Legal Aid and the Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project to help provide free legal information and celebrate National Pro Bono Week (Oct. 21-25, 2019). Iowa lawyers gave one-hour presentations on a variety of topics at libraries across the state. All events were free and open to any interested member of the public to attend.

THANK YOU TO THE LOCAL LIBRARIES IN THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE INAUGURAL LAWYERS IN LIBRARIES PROGRAM, OCTOBER 21-25 2019:
Arlington, Carlisle, Center Point, Council Bluffs, Denison, Dike, Dubuque - Asbury Library Branch, Fairbank, Garner, Gilman, Glenwood, Johnston, Knoxville, LeClaire, Le Grand, Manchester, Manson, Newton, Onawa, Sloan, Spirit Lake, Stuart, Swisher, Victor, Volga, West Branch, Williamsburg, Winfield and Williams

Thank you to all of the lawyers who volunteered to give presentations for the inaugural Lawyers in Libraries Program: Daniel Anderson, Della Arriaga, Michael Arleth, Angela Broughton-Romain, Lindsey Buchheit, Wesley Chaplin, Eric Checketts, Jonathan Coy, Zachary Davelaar, Garrett Dozark, Emily Eisenlauer, John Flaten, Matthew Gardner, Philip Garland, Kandie Gelner, Danita Grant, Ben Hamel, Thomas Hanson, Sean Heitmann, Karrie Hruska, Luke Jenson, David Johnson, Tasha Johnson, Kate Kohorst, Michael Lane, William Lorenz, Kyle McGinn, Hon. Martha Mertz, Hilary Montalvo, John Nemmers, Bruce Nuzum, Molly O'Meara Schnell, Calla Parochetti, Kelly Ramsey, Lee Rankin, Carrie Rodriguez, Brandon Ruopp, William Schwickerath, Tim Semelroth, Raymond Joel Starks, Brad Strouse, Michael Vance, Thomas Verhulst, Brett Wessels, Diane Wilson and Hope Wood