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  • ISBA People’s Law School: Basics of Guardianships and Conservatorships

    On Tuesday, November 19, The Iowa State Bar Association will host a free public event as part of the “ISBA People’s Law School” series.

    The event will focus on the basics of guardianships and conservatorships in Iowa. Topics to be discussed include:

    • Types of guardianships and conservatorships
    • Differences between guardianships and conservatorships
    • Creation of guardianships and conservatorships
    • Powers of guardians and conservators
    • Guardianship and conservatorship reporting

    SPEAKERS
    Jennifer Donovan, Public Guardian, Iowa Department on Aging
    Breanna Young, Attorney, Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. (view bio)

    Please help spread the word to your clients, or members of your community, about this free event. With your assistance, we can make this event a success all while further educating Iowans about their rights.

    This event will be held at the ISBA Headquarters at 625 E. Court Ave. in Des Moines from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and live-streamed to local communities throughout the state.
  • Registration deadlines for CLE travel abroad rapidly approaching

    Attorneys who would like to take advantage of ISBA-sponsored CLE offered in overseas locations need to register soon. The deadline to register for the five-day Cuba trip and the six-day Portugal trip is Friday, Nov. 15. The discounted early bird deadline for the London and Scotland trips is Dec. 17.

    Listed below are the travel dates for each of the four trips, linked to more information and a registration form:

     Cuba -- Mar. 14-18, 2020
     Portugal -- Mar. 26-31, 2020
     London -- June 8-13, 2020
     Scotland -- June 15-19, 2020