Lawyers & Leaders

The Lawyers and Leaders (L&L) Series offers programs to complement the traditional legal curriculum with workshops, lectures, and other programs that focus on pro bono traditions, leadership development, practical lawyer and life skills, and community issues.  Attendance at one program each semester is one requirement of membership in the Pro Bono Society.  The other requirement is to be “on track” to receive the Boyd Service Award, that is, complete a minimum of 15 hours of service in the semester. 

Here is our published Spring 2014 schedule. Unexpected changes will be posted — be sure to watch this site and the Docket for further announcements and additions.

An Introduction to Electronic Court Filing-
FridaEDMS_eFileTraining_UG_3y, January 24, 11:30-12:30, room 275.

Like many jurisdictions, the Iowa Judicial Branch is converting to an Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) in which court documents are filed electronically. This presentation by EDMS trainers from the Iowa Judicial Branch system provides an introduction to and an overview of electronic filing.

Picture2You Said What?” Getting the Most Out of Court Interpreter Services–Friday,
February 14, 12:40-1:40, room 285.

Federal and state-certified Court Interpreter Ernest Niño-Murcia will share his experiences as a Spanish-English court interpreter.   He will give advice on how to work with a court interpreter and share common mistakes to avoid in the challenging three-way conversations that arise between lawyers, clients, and interpreters.

Law Firm & In-House Pro BonoPicture3Thursday, March 13, 12:40-1:40, room 285.

Attorneys Michael Greiveldinger and Samantha Norris
from Alliant Energy will discuss pro bono work in corporate
and firm settings.

10447991-financial-planFinancial Planning 101–Friday, March 28, 12:40-2:00, room 275. 

Join us for this discussion about financial planning and investments.

OWLSS Annual Conference on Women in the Law–Friday, April 11, 12:40-2:30, room 235.

The annual OWLSS Conference features a keynote lecture and a panel discussion about the experiences of women in the legal profession, followed by a reception in the 4th floor student lounge.  To count as a Lawyers & Leaders event, you must attend both the keynote and the panel discussion.

Civility Matters–Friday, April 18, 12:40-1:40,Picture4
room 285.

Panel discussion and lunch. RSVP necessary for lunch planning. Attorneys Stephen Doohen and Dan Shuck facilitate this American Board of Trial Advocates program which seeks to elevate standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility, and courtesy in the legal profession.