President’s Message – August/September 2022

PCBA President Adam Zenor

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

It is an honor to serve as the President of the Polk County Bar Association for the 2022 – 2023 term.

The Polk County Bar Association enjoys a long, rich history. For nearly a century, this Association has been committed to promoting the rule of law through service to its founding principles: judicial independence, access to justice, and legal education, not only for our members but also for our community.

Today, our Association’s commitment to these foundational principles remains steadfast and is shown in the work of our committees, our programming, and the active engagement of our Association’s members. Outlined below are a few select upcoming engagement opportunities:

September 13, noon – 1 p.m. – PCBA Luncheon
September 20,  5 p.m. – 7 p.m. –  Bench Bar Social
November 11,   8 a.m. – 5 p.m. –  Fall CLE

As to our fall term’s first PCBA luncheon, Erin Lain, J.D., Ph.D, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Law at Drake University Law School will speak on the topic: “Past, Present, and Future of Affirmative Action.” This is an in-person event. Attendance will also be facilitated remotely.

With respect to the Bench Bar Social, our Bench-Bar Committee has been hard at work planning this in-person event. It will be a meaningful evening, honoring members of the judiciary. Special recognition will be made to those who have recently joined the ranks of the judiciary. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the evening.

With respect to our upcoming CLE, we are fortunate to have former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit co-chair our CLE committee this year. The CLE is certain to be engaging and informative. This is an in-person event. Attendance will also be facilitated remotely.

Please consider joining us for these upcoming events. We believe our founding principles are as important now, as they were 100 years ago. We recognize our commitment to these principles by our engagement – doing what each of us can, with what each of us has, where each of us is. Thank you for your contributions to the legacy of our proud organization.

If you have any questions or thoughts, I would appreciate hearing from you. You may reach me by phone 515.650.9010 or e-mail: