About Us

The Polk County Bar Association is the largest local bar association in the state of Iowa. We provide continuing legal education, and social and networking opportunities to our members.

We provide continuing legal education, professional advocacy, and social and professional networking opportunities to our members who practice in a wide variety of legal fields. We are judges, private practitioners, government workers, and corporate legal counsel.

We are a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization working to serve and improve the legal and judicial system while providing pro bono legal services to Iowans in need.

Among the ways we serve the community are:

  1. Speaker’s Bureau. We help schools, civic organizations, and community groups invite an attorney or judge to serve as a guest speaker for a class or gathering on a wide variety of legal topics. To make arrangements, call 515-243-3904. There is no charge for this service.
  2. PCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project. The PCBA VLP was established to provide free legal representation to low-income residents of Polk County. As many as 1,000 cases are handled each year with thousands of hours of legal work donated by Association members to support the project.
  3. The Proteus HOLA Center. This special PCBA project provides outreach, support, and advice to Polk County’s Hispanic and immigrant communities. Clinics are held monthly to provide free legal advice and guidance for those in need.