Recent Iowa News

The Iowa Trial Lawyer - December 2016
IAJ's newest Iowa Trial Lawyer features articles from IAJ Govt. Affairs Director Lisa Davis-Cook and AAJ CEO Linda Lipsen about upcoming legislative priorities, and you'll see great photos from the November Convention. 

Follow this link to view The Iowa Trial Lawyer on your computer, review the list of articles contained within the issue, or to read additional articles mentioned in the print edition. The Iowa Trial Lawyer is for IAJ members only, you must be logged in to the website to view it.

Work of criminal defense lawyers is essential
Des Moines Register - OCT 18, 2016

This election cycle has generated some of the most cringe-worthy political moments in American history. There have been so many low points, that you may have missed the abusive political attacks on Hillary Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine for criminal defense work they did decades ago while they were private attorneys, before they ran for office. Regardless of your political regard for these two candidates, I hope we can all agree that these attacks are out of bounds.

Criminal defense lawyers are essential to our system of justice and to the protection of our constitutional rights. Their work should be celebrated, not castigated... read the whole letter here.

The Iowa Trial Lawyer - August 2016
IAJ's newest Iowa Trial Lawyer features articles from state rep. Mary Wolfe, IAJ board member Joel Fenton, and profiles of IAJ board member Kim Baer and IAJ vice president Nate Boulton.  

Follow this link to view The Iowa Trial Lawyer on your computer, review the list of articles contained within the issue, or to read additional articles mentioned in the print edition. The Iowa Trial Lawyer is for IAJ members only, you must be logged in to the website to view it.

Introducing IAJ's Case Workshop on Demand
Leaders of the Iowa Association for Justice, including current and former board members and core group members of our practice area sections, offer IAJ's Case Workshop on Demand to members statewide.

This is the perfect format to find focus in your case, bounce ideas, and shape strategy for your trial or mediation - or to decide if this is a case you really want to take.

Utilizing this member benefit is simple. Individual case workshops run between 1-3 hours. IAJ's conference room is available for anyone who needs a place to meet. If you can't make it to Des Moines to workshop your case, we'll help you line up space in your area.

Click here for more information about this member benefit, the workshop team, and how to set-up a workshop. 

The Iowa Trial Lawyer - March, 2016
IAJ's newest Iowa Trial Lawyer reviews the 2016 legislative session following the second funnel deadline, it also features a profile of IAJ board member Tom Farnsworth and an "ode to trial lawyers" written by Nevada Senator Harry Reid. 

Follow this link to view The Iowa Trial Lawyer on your computer, review the list of articles contained within the issue, or to read additional articles mentioned in the print edition. The Iowa Trial Lawyer is for IAJ members only, you must be logged in to the website to view it.

IOWA EXPEDITED CIVIL ACTIONS | DISCOVERY AMENDMENTS
by James H. Cook

The new rules for expedited civil actions and the new discovery rules (that apply to all civil cases) have been in place for over a year, but are already beginning to change the landscape of trial advocacy. With IAJ's new publication, Iowa Expedited Civil Actions | Discovery Amendments, you can navigate the new rules with complete confidence.

This publication is available for purchase through our event registration platform here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

IAJ's Workers' Comp Seminar
Feb 16 & 17, 2017
Prairie Meadows Events Center

click here to register