Diversity & Inclusiveness

Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee Member Community

Message from Committee Chair Emily Chafa

thumbnail imageWelcome to the Member Community for the Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee. We are delighted to offer this interactive forum for members of the Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee to communicate with each other and share resources.

If you have questions about the Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee or ideas for how we can improve this community and its resources; we want to hear from you. Please send your questions and ideas to chairperson Emily Chafa at emilychafa@msn.com. 

The new listserv email is iowabar-diversity@connectedcommunity.org

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Upcoming Events


  • 2021 Annual Meeting (Live Webinar Series)

    Jun 7 - 11, (CT)


    JOIN US VIRTUALLY JUNE 7-11 FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING CLE PROGRAM

    Join attorneys, judges, legal staff and law students from Iowa and beyond at the 2021 ISBA Annual Meeting. Each day, from June 7-11, live CLE presentations in numerous practice areas will take place via a live webinar format. Attend one or multiple days of the conference to hear from various industry experts – all while earning CLE credit from the comfort of your home or office.

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    Note that capacity for this CLE event is 1,000 attendees. Registering early is encouraged as last year's annual meeting sold out.


    REGISTRATION FEES
    ISBA Members
     - $130
    ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-3) - Free
    Non-ISBA Members - $250
    Law Students - Free

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Announcements

  • Reminder: Email security made easy now free to members

    Emailing your client is convenient, but are you confident that it is safe? The ISBA has partnered with Trustifi to provide members a military-grade security service to better protect their firms and all communications. Beginning in 2021, the ISBA provided Trustifi email encryption free of charge to ISBA members. Support staff emails can be added for $25 per email annually.

    Click here to sign up for this service now. Members who have already registered for the service will have it renewed without any future invoices. For more information, visit the Trustifi FAQ page, or request a demonstration.
  • YLD launches "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge" for Iowa's legal employers

    The Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within Iowa’s legal profession. Many lawyers want to be part of the solution but lack direction on what attorneys can do to help make the profession more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

    Therefore, the YLD Diversity Committee has created a new “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Pledge,” consisting of voluntary, concrete action items that legal employers can take to be part of this important work. The pledge will begin tomorrow, April 1, and will conclude on April 1, 2022. You or your legal employer can start at any time, and those who complete the pledge will be recognized at the ISBA Annual Meeting in 2022.

    Click here to view the pledge action items and guidance for completion.