Iowa State Bar Association
|Headquarters||Des Moines, IA|
In May, 1874. Iowa lawyers met at the Polk County courthouse to organize The Iowa State Bar Association; it is the oldest voluntary state bar association in the United States.
The Association's overall governance by a 43-member Board of Governors, elected from the state’s fourteen judicial election districts. A President, President-Elect and Vice-President, are nominated by the Board and elected by the membership.
Prior to 1995, the Association policed the Bar for ethical rules violations and non-lawyers engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. In 1995, both of those functions were ceded to the Iowa Supreme Court.
The Association currently provides a broad array of services to its membership and the public.
- ISBA History, The Iowa State Bar Association, retrieved 2012-08-08