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Extended Deadline: Sign Up for Des Moines ASB Trip!

The College of Law’s alternative spring break trip to Des Moines is just two weeks away.  The trip provides participants with a unique opportunities to see state government from behind the scenes and for one-on-one networking with legislators, government attorneys, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Pro Bono

This week, on the ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange’s blog, Karen T. Grisez reflected on a an early pro bono case in her career. Grisez is an attorney with Fried Frank in Washington, D.C. and a member of the … Continue reading

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Des Moines Spring Break Informational Meeting 2/28

Informational Meeting Friday Feb. 28 12:40-1:20 BLB 115   The Citizen Lawyer Program will host an informational meeting on Friday for all students interested in participating in the Des Moines Alternative Spring Break Trip. This is a great opportunity for … Continue reading

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Thanks to ECGPS for ASB Contribution!

The Citizen Lawyer Program, on behalf of the College of Law’s Alternative Spring Break trips, would like to thank the University of Iowa’s Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students for it’s $1,200 contribution to the 2014 trips! This year, groups … Continue reading

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Strategies for Small Talk

This week, bestselling author and blogger Gretchen Rubin posted an article on LinkedIn discussing eleven strategies for effective small talk. Tips include asking “getting-to-know-you” questions and commenting on a topic of general interest. The article also included various links to … Continue reading

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EDMS Trainers Provide Information and Tips About Electronic Court Filing

On Friday, January 24, the Citizen Lawyer Program hosted Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) trainers from the Iowa Judicial Branch for its first Lawyers & Leaders event of the semester. The program, which approximately fifty-five law students and local attorneys attended, provided … Continue reading

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Iowa Law Students Assist Taxpayers Through VITA

Twenty-four Citizen Lawyer Program (CLP) volunteers are helping low- and moderate-income taxpayers with income tax return preparation this spring through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Through this program, the Iowa Law students gain expertise in tax and … Continue reading

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MLK Day of Service Success

On Monday, January 20th, twenty-one students spent their day off from classes to volunteer at five different locations in honor of MLK Day. The volunteer activities included painting for Habitat for Humanity, sorting and packaging donations at the North Liberty Community … Continue reading

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