Government Affairs

The Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ) government affairs team works tirelessly to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society – children, seniors, injured Iowans, persons with disabilities and unassuming consumers.

These are the Iowans our members fight to protect in the courtroom when they’ve been wronged by the neglect and greed of our nation’s most powerful interests. IAJ fights at the Statehouse to maintain a justice systems that protects the rights of Iowans, holds wrongdoers accountable for their actions and helps prevent Iowans from being harmed in the first place.

America’s justice system is a vital part of our nation’s checks and balances. Furthermore, our 7th Amendment right to trial by jury is a cornerstone of our democracy. Powerful interests in business and industry are relentless in their attempts to chip away at our systems of justice, and the rights of all Iowans, to stack the deck against consumers and avoid public accountability. Often times IAJ is the only thing standing in their way.

The IAJ government affairs team represents attorneys practicing in trial advocacy by:

  • Fighting to protect and promote our civil justice system, criminal justice system and workers’ compensation system;
  • Fighting to maintain adequate funding for all of Iowa’s justice systems;
  • Advancing consumer protections, insurance reforms, the rights for injured workers and fairness for criminal defendants;
  • Vigorously opposing attempts to limit the accountability of negligent corporations and individuals, commonly referred to as tort reform;
  • And empowering members to get involved in their local and/or state political campaigns.

Trial attorneys fight for Iowans at the courthouse – IAJ fights for Iowans at the state Capitol.