Iowa

Business of Law

Receiver appointed for law firm $10M in debt; loans taken out by partner before suicide contested

Constitutional Law

Lawyer pays bonus to employees who carry guns

Business of Law

Law firm is closing down in wake of claimed thefts by former president, attorney says

White-Collar Crime

Judge blasts disbarred lawyer for paying no restitution in $837K client fraud, gives her 4-year max

Criminal Justice

Former lawmaker faces spouse-abuse case; AG’s office says wife’s dementia precluded consent to sex

Legal Ethics

May a lawyer call another lawyer unethical? Spate of inquiries spurs ethics opinion

Evidence

Top state court nixes lawyer’s drunken-driving conviction over blocked effort to consult counsel

Criminal Justice

Civil rights suit by poker pro challenges alleged forfeiture ‘machine’ in Iowa

Careers

In a rural county that lacks lawyers, no one seemingly wants to buy a successful law practice

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer takes plea in federal wire-fraud case, agrees to pay $837K restitution

Legal Ethics

Judge suspended 30 days without pay for coming to courthouse intoxicated

Government Law

Courthouse shooter is tackled by county official, dies at scene

Bar Exam

Iowa won’t end bar exam for state law grads but considers scheduling test during 3L year

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who billed corporate client for his sanctions is reprimanded

Criminal Justice

Lawyer charged with spray-painting garage of juror who convicted him in disorderly conduct case

Trials & Litigation

Pro se defendant gets retrial because judge didn’t talk to him before excluding him for misbehavior

Trials & Litigation

Couple forced to return baby to birth mother sues lawyer after baby found dead

Business of Law

Should Iowa eliminate bar exam for in-state law grads? State’s lawyers have mixed views

Disability Law

Court tosses suit claiming Drake law school discriminated by barring service-dog-in-training

Real Estate & Property Law

300 apartment residents win $2.45M settlement in class action over bedbugs