Recent Iowa News

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, includng current and former board members and core group members of our practice area sections, are opening up a new service to members statewide - IAJ's Case Workshop on Demand.

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.

Utlizing this member benefit is simple. IAJ Board Members will be workshoping cases between August 8-19, 2016. 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.

IAJ installs new officers, honors award winners
IAJ - NOV 5-6, 2015
The Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ) installed new executive officers and members of its Board of Governors during its annual convention (November 5-6) in Des Moines. IAJ’s newly installed leaders will serve the 2015-16 term. IAJ also honored its 2015 award winners and raised funds and gathered personal care items for children staying at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) in Des Moines. See our press release will full details here. See photos from Annual Convention here. 

Introducing The Iowa Trial Lawyer 
The official publication of the Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ). Throughout the 1970's and 80's this association produced a publication by the same name. For a short time in the 1990's and early 2000's we published a newsletter with a much different look a feel called In Brief. It has been over 10 years since we've produced a newsletter, but after a long hiatus The Iowa Trial Lawyer is back.

There will be two issues printed in 2015, and three issues printed each year after that. This publication is sponsored by Summit Structured Settlements.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

IAJ's Law & Lunch Webinar
Building Your Ethics Safety Net
Dec 20, 2016 | Noon-1:00 pm

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IAJ's Work Comp Seminar
Feb 16 & 17, 2017

Prairie Meadows Events Center

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