From the President …

PCBA President Adam Zenor

The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws, whenever he receives an injury. One of the first duties of government is to afford that protection. – Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 163 (1803).

The Polk County Bar was proud to host a recent reception honoring the judiciary. The reception was organized by the PCBA’s Bench & Bar Committee and was a wonderful occasion. We would like to thank the Committee and its Co-Chairs Judge Jeffrey Farrell and Drew Gentsch.  We would also like to thank Justice Edward Mansfield for providing keynote remarks. Finally, we would like to thank all those who were able to attend. For those that were not able to attend, this note provides a few high points.

As you may recall, the PCBA’s Bench & Bar Committee generally holds this reception annually. However, due to the pandemic, we had not been together for such an occasion since 2019.

There is exceptional service to recognize. Read more.


It’s time to renew your PCBA membership!

One of the best things you can do for your career is to belong to the Polk County Bar Association. Your PCBA membership entitles you to FREE CLE seminars to sharpen your skills, monthly luncheons to explore current issues, access to the court-sponsored mediation program, news and information you can’t get anywhere else, discounts on programs and services, and much, much more. Click here to learn more and to download the enrollment form. And don’t forget that you or you firm can use a credit card or send us a check to pay your dues.


Support the VLP and get a tax deduction

Don’t forget that you can make a contribution to the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project and get a tax deduction.

The PCBA VLP is a charitable organization established with the mission of providing legal services to low income residents of Polk County. With your help, PCBA VLP is one of the most successful volunteer lawyer programs in the country, with Polk County lawyers donating approximately 5,000 hours of their time annually. Unfortunately, demand for PCBA VLP services has never been higher while our funding continues to decline.

It’s never been easier to donate. The PCBA VLP now offers you the ability to make donations on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis and you can use a credit card. Click here for more information and the donation form.


PCBA VLP recognizes pro bono service

Each year attorneys in Polk County donate thousands of hours of pro bono legal service to low-income members of our community. It is with gratitude that the PCBA recognizes attorneys who accepted a referral from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Click here to see a listing of the PCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project Honor Roll members.