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  • Volume 70 Number 7 July/August 2010THE

    Receiving the ISBAs highest honor Award of Merit

    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE Opening a second office (part 2) ISBAs new vice president New wrinkle in professional liability insurance Meet new BOG members, committee and section chairs

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  • Volume 70 Number 7 July/August 2010THE

    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE Opening a second ofce (part 2) How to be a successful lawyer New wrinkle in professional liability insurance Meet new BOG members, committee and section chairs

    Receiving the ISBAs highest honor Award of Merit

    CONTENTS

    AbOUT THE cOvErPaul Tyler receives the crystal Parthenon

    from outgoing President Jane Lorentzen as the recipient of the ISBAs highest honor its Award of Merit during the Presidents Reception and Awards dinner . He also received a framed proclamation, the contents of which are shown in faint type behind the photo. The proclama-tion details the contributions Paul has made to the legal profession to the association and to the public, which are the three pillars upon which the award is based. A description of those contributions and of the person can be found on page four of the Annual Meeting section near the center of the magazine.

    the Iowa Lawyer July/August 2010 3

    Presidents letter: Confronting challenges, supporting solutions Carroll...................... 4Admission on Motion ......................................... 5BOG annual meeting: Governors approve position on title insurance ............................. 6Bar Foundation meeting: Directors entertain proposals from investment firms .................. 8Tabor joins Court of Appeals (photo & caption) ....................................... 8Meet the ISBAs newest leaders ...................... 10

    Special 2010 annual meeting section Annual meeting offers a variety of activities ................................... 1 I.O.W.A. honors Goosmann, Ukabiala ............. 3 Tyler receives ISBA Award of Merit ............... 4 Fisher honored with Rollie Grefe Award ........ 5

    Thank you, speakers! ..................................... 6 Six honored for service as committee/ section chairs/legislative advocates .......... 7

    CLE calendar and offerings ............................. 21

    ISBA honors lawyers for pro bono work ......... 24

    Whats your leadership legacy? ...................... 27

    Enhanced federal collection efforts could impact professional liability insurance ....... 28

    Transitions ....................................................... 30

    How he exchanged data between two offices 120 miles apart (part 2 of 2) ......... 312010 legislation of interest to attorneys ......... 33

    Classified ads .................................................. 34

    New vice president enjoys numerous hobbies outside of office.............................. 36

    Published at 625 east CourtDes Moines, Iowa 50309Steve Boeckman, editor

    515-697-7869

    THE IOWA STATE BAR ASSOCIATIONOFFICERS 2010-2011President, Frank J. CarrollPresident-Elect, Robert VP Waterman, Jr.Vice President, Cynthia C. MoserImmediate Past President, Jane V. LorentzenExecutive Director, Dwight DinklaThe Iowa Lawyer (ISSN 1052-5327) is published monthly except for the July-August issue by The Iowa State Bar Association, 625 East Court, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Subscription included in membership fee. Non-members, $30 per year. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, Iowa.

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    OffIcErS:Frank J. Carroll, President Des Moines, 515-288-2500Robert VP Waterman, Jr., President- Elect Davenport, 563-324-3246Cynthia C. Moser, Vice President Sioux City, 712-255-8838Dwight Dinkla, Secretary Des Moines 515-697-7867Jane V. Lorentzen, Immediate Past President Des Moines 515-244-0111

    DISTrIcT 1AStephen Belay Manchester 563-382-2959Brendan Quann Dubuque 563-557-8400

    DISTrIcT 1bDavid Roth Waterloo 319-233-6163Beth Hansen Cedar Falls 319-232-6555

    DISTrIcT 2AScott Brown Mason City 641-423-6223Karl Nelson Shell Rock 319-885-4346

    DISTrIcT 2bThomas Cahill Nevada 515-382-6571John Jordan Boone 515-432-4510Lynn Wiese Iowa Falls 641-648-4261

    DISTrIcT 3AJohn Brown Emmetsburg 712-852-4215Joseph Feller Sibley 712-754-4654

    DISTrIcT 3bDaniel Hartnett Sioux City 712-277-4561Patrick Murphy LeMars 712-546-8844

    DISTrIcT 4Dean Jennings Council Bluffs 712-256-1400Margaret Johnson Thurman 712-374-2751

    DISTrIcT 5AJohn Powell Perry 515-465-4641

    DISTrIcT 5bArnold (Skip) Kenyon Creston 641-782-7007

    DISTrIcT 5cJohn Bouslog Urbandale 515-288-5000Scott Brennan West Des Moines 515-246-7977Susan Ekstrom Des Moines 515-243-6395Jennifer Gerrish-Lampe W. Des Moines 515-281-8344Emily Gould Chafa Des Moines 515-281-3875Mark Godwin Des Moines 515-283-4130Mark Hansing Des Moines 515-288-3667Alice Helle Des Moines 515-242-2400Edward Johnson Des Moines 515-246-5835Lora McCollom Clive 515-327-1222Eric Turner West Des Moines 515-245-9509

    DISTrIcT 6Nancy Burk Toledo 641-484-2394Allison Heffern Cedar Rapids 319-366-7641Randall Rings Cedar Rapids 319-573-7627Frank Santiago Iowa City 319-339-4218Bruce Walker Iowa City 319-354-1104

    DISTrIcT 7Alan Bohanan Iowa City 319-351-5335Jerry Van Scoy Clinton 563-242-2827Michael P. Byrne Davenport 563-333-6627

    DISTrIcT 8ARichard Gaumer Ottumwa 641-682-7579Allan Orsborn Ottumwa 641-682-5447

    DISTrIcT 8bArtemio (Mio) Santiago Fort Madison 319-372-7774

    IOwA JUDgES ASSOcIATION rEprESENTATIvE:Honorable Nancy TaborImmediate Past President I.J.A.

    LEgISLATIvE cOUNSEL:James Carney Des Moines 515-282-6803

    AbA DELEgATES:David L. Brown Des Moines 515-244-2141Alan Olson Des Moines 515-271-9100Diane Kutzko Cedar Rapids 319-365-9461

    YLD OffIcErS:Eric Bidwell, President Marshalltown 641-752-7757 Jennifer Zahradnik, President-elect Belle Plaine 319-444-3285 Laura Parrish, Secretary Decorah 563-382-4226Jeana Goosmann, Immediate Past President Sioux City 712-226-4000

    Iowa State bar Association board of governors

  • the Iowa Lawyer July/August 20104

    The Presidents Letter Frank Carroll

    The Bar Associa-tion will confront many challenges during the coming year, not the least of which will be the retention vote in November and the judicial branch budget during next

    years legislative session. However, we can overcome those challenges by supporting the solutions that are being put in place.

    retention electionThe Iowa judicial system is consistently

    ranked by the U.S. Chamber of Com-merce as one of the best judicial systems in the United States. This ranking is based on the fact that the courts are not only perceived to be fair and impartial, but are in fact fair and impartial. This is directly related to the method by which Iowa selects its judges the merit selection system, a constitutional reform that was approved by the voters of Iowa in 1962.

    Judges are employed to make deci-sions, and they make thousands of decisions each year. Many of the deci-sions are routine. Many of the decisions protect the rights of the majority of the public. But some decisions are made to protect the rights of the minority, and these decisions are often the most impor-tant and most contentious.

    The retention vote, which will occur in November, is not meant to be a mandate to punish judges for making hard and difficult decisions. The retention vote is to be used as a mechanism to determine whether judges are qualified to make decisions or have the qualities consistent with being a judge, such as integrity, professional competence, judicial temperament, experience and dedication to public service. Since 1962, only four judges have been removed through retention elections.

    The ISBA is committed to educating the public on the current merit system of selecting Iowas judges and on the quality of those judges. The association is supporting the efforts of Iowans for