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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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Lawyers & Leaders: An Introduction to Electronic Court Filing – Jan. 24 (free CLE)

Like many jurisdictions, the Iowa Judicial Branch is converting to an Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) in which court documents are filed electronically. On January 24, EDMS trainers from the Iowa Judicial Branch system will provide an introduction to and … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Pro Bono Applications Now Available!

These pro bono (law-related volunteer) opportunities give students the chance to take a break from studies, get exposure and experience in a real-life legal setting, and donate time and energy to persons who cannot otherwise afford legal services or access … Continue reading

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Join the Public Interest Jobs Listserve!

PING! is the College of Law’s public interest, non-profit, government, and alternative career listserve. Subscribe to learn about employment and volunteer opportunities in public interest careers, alternative dispute resolution, public policy, fellowship and grant programs, non-profit organizations, and state and … Continue reading

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