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The Bar Headquarters is the home of the lawyers and judges of Iowa. It is their professional gathering place. As such, it is dedicated to serve all members of The Iowa State Bar Association and the public through the administration of justice in the highest traditions of the legal profession. All Iowa State Bar Members are welcome to enjoy their new home today and for many decades to come.

Members may reserve any of the Bar conference rooms (3 conference rooms, 2 private offices and a CLE Center) on a first-come, first-served basis. Conference Center hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Other organizations and members of the public can rent space when it is not being used by State Bar members. Click here for pricing, policies and additional information on renting space.

Depending on individual needs, our meeting space can accommodate from 1 to 100 people. Members wishing to host events after hours will incur additional charges to offset the cost of cleaning, security, heat/air, services of an engineer, etc. Contact Meetings Coordinator Lisa Hanson at or call (515) 697-7876 for more information or to reserve a room.

The Bar Center's Lawyer's Lounge provides a warm and welcoming environment for attorneys who may have occasion to be downtown and need a place to relax between meetings. Such visitors may help themselves to a fresh cup of coffee, enjoy the daily newspaper or check phone or e-mail messages.

The Bar Headquarters, which was built as a Railroad Freight depot in 1902, is located at 625 East Court Avenue in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. It is two blocks from the state Capitol and the Iowa Judicial Branch Building .

The Iowa State Bar Association • 625 East Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. (515) 243-3179 • Fax (515) 243-2511