President’s Message – Februrary/March 2021

PCBA President Nick Cooper

This month’s [virtual] meeting of the Polk County Bar Association will be its annual Bench and Bar Luncheon where members of the judiciary and bar come together on Tuesday, February 9. Chief Justice Susan Christensen of the Iowa Supreme Court will be the luncheon speaker and you can register here.

It is also PCBA renewal time and you can renew here. When you renew your PCBA membership for 2021, please consider joining a committee and making a donation to the VLP. A complete list of our committees is available at and our President-Elect, Debra Hocket-Clark, will be looking for active participants and leaders as she begins her term starting this summer.

Finally, in a very difficult year for so many, I want to commend the members of the PCBA for their continued support of the VLP. In 2020, our members spent over 3,000 hours on these matters and closed 658 cases. Information on VLP volunteer opportunities are distributed monthly to PCBA members. I encourage anyone who has not volunteered for a VLP matter to do so and discover what a rewarding experience it is.