Government Practice Section

Welcome to the Member Community for the Government Practice Section. We are delighted to offer this interactive forum for legal professionals interested in regulatory, legislative and judicial matters related to Government Practice. Our goal for this Community is to provide a resource to help members communicate with each other and share resources.

If you have questions about the Government Practice Section or ideas for how we can improve this community and its resources, we want to hear from you. This is, after all, your section and our success depends on your active participation. Please send your questions and ideas to chairperson Margaret Johnson or any member of our section council.

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Upcoming Events

  • Government Practice Seminar

    Jun 19, 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM (CT)


    8:00 - 8:30 - Registration
    8:30 - 9:30 - Legislative Update
    – Speaker: Doug Struyk, Carney & Appleby PLC
    9:30 - 10:30 - Changing Times at the Supreme Court
    – Speaker: Chief Justice Susan Christensen, Iowa Supreme Court
    10:30 - 10:45 - Break
    10:45 - 11:45 - Case Law Update
    – Speaker: Bret Dublinske, Fredikson & Bryon P.A.
    11:45 - 1:00 - Topic TBD 
    – Speaker: Prof. James Albert, Drake University Law School
    1:00 - 2:00 - Public Employment
    – Speaker: Hugh Cain, Hopkins & Huebner PC
    2:00 - 3:00 - The Year in Ethics Opinions
    – Speaker: Roger Kuhle, Polk County Attorney’s Office
    3:00 - 3:15 - Break
    3:15 - 4:15 - Are You “Aggrieved or Adversely Affected”?
    – Speaker: David Ranscht, Iowa Department of Justice

    CLE CREDIT (pending)
    No credit information available at this time.
    ISBA Government Practice Section Members - $125
    Please use promo code government when registering to receive the $125 rate. This code is for ISBA Government Practice Section members only. This code is not applicable to YLD Members (Years 1-5) who are members of the section.

    ISBA Members -  $150
    ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-5) - $110
    Non-ISBA Members
    -  $250 
    Law Students - Free

    Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Government Practice Section

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  • Upcoming ISBA People's Law School

    On Tuesday, June 16, The Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa Legal Aid and the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, are co-hosting a free public information session focused on COVID-19 related legal issues including employment and housing.


    The live webinar takes place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and will feature Alex Kornya, Iowa Legal Aid Litigation Director & General Counsel.

    For more information about the ISBA People’s Law School, visit here.
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    On Wednesday, June 3, at 1 p.m., Trustifi is holding a free webinar to help members learn more about how to use email encryption to safeguard their data. You can register by clicking here.

    As an attorney, you are obligated to protect the confidentiality of your clients’ private information. One way that some firms fall short is by not encrypting emails on a regular basis, if at all.

    To help members working remotely take a proactive approach to email security, the ISBA has authorized a free three-month trial period of the popular Trustifi email security program. The cost beyond the trial period is only $25 per year per email address.

    Learn more about Trustifi on this FAQ page.