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Seminars this spring to assist attorneys with succession planning

The ISBA will hold regional seminars around the state this spring to help members understand the new succession planning process mandated by Iowa Court Rule 39.18 that goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

Iowa Court Rule 39.18 now requires attorneys in private practice to complete their annual questionnaire, pursuant to rule 39.11, whereby the attorney identifies the attorney’s designated representative to act in the attorney’s stead in the event of death or disability. While attorneys are no longer required to execute a written supplemental succession plan, they are encouraged to so. The Iowa Academy of Trust & Estate Counsel has prepared and is making available a form succession plan agreement.

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Get more involved in the ISBA by applying for section councils and committees; deadline next Wednesday

Members interested in applying for appointments to ISBA committees and section councils are urged to complete the online application before next Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Please log on to to fill out the online application form. A list of the sections and committees is available on the ISBA website. Members may apply for more than one position by indicating preferences in the event a particular section council or committee is full. Applicants should note that the number of vacancies in most section councils are limited to four or fewer.

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