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  • Join the "22 hours in 2022" pro bono pledge to honor Chief Justice Cady

    This year, as the Iowa legal community celebrates Pro Bono Month and Cady Day of Service in October, the Iowa Judicial Branch is encouraging all attorneys to pledge to provide at least 22 hours of pro bono service in 2022 in honor of the late Chief Justice Mark Cady. Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen, on behalf of the Iowa Supreme Court, has written a letter to Iowa attorneys about this pledge that you can read here.

    Lawyers wishing to make the pledge can do so on the Cady Day of Service website. Registration forms completed on this website will be provided to the Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (for attorneys practicing in Polk County). Attorneys will be able to select the areas in which to volunteer and when to volunteer. Lawyers in government or corporate practice may serve on special panels. Professional liability insurance will be provided through the VLP programs at no cost to participating attorneys.