2023 has been a productive and successful year for the PCBA. We are proud of the amazing work of our volunteer members this year in planning, preparing, and carrying out many meaningful events for membership including the annual PCBA golf outing, Law Day competition, two general practice CLEs, and numerous additional educational and networking opportunities.
Members, along with our appreciated PBCA staff, have continued the tradition of hosting monthly luncheons with great attendance and memorable speakers. Members have also continued to devote great efforts to support the Volunteer Lawyers Project and we thank everyone for their generous contributions of time and support. This year, PCBA also launched its new website that provides up to date information, announcements, and resources to members and the public. If you have not yet visited the website, please do at www.pcbaonline.comRead More on From the President...
New Staff Member Spotlight
The Polk County Bar Association and the PCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project have welcomed Austin Westermann to our team as Program Manager. He can be reached via phone at 515-243-3904 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What did you study in college?
I received my B.A. in Political Science along with a minor in Philosophy and a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management - all from the University of Iowa. Go Hawks!
Where did you start your career?
My first job after graduating college was just a few blocks down Court Avenue at the Polk County Court Campus working for the Iowa Judicial Branch with the Fifth Judicial District judges and staff. Many of you who practice in state-level district court probably saw me often when I was a Court Attendant or more recently in my role in Court Administration.