Request to Join Committee(s)
Please fill out the form below to request appointment.
The Polk County Bar Association invites you to join its more than 1500 members in supporting activities to benefit the Bar and the community. The PCBA Board and its committees are working to improve the practice of law, serve the legal needs of the poor, and provide some fun for members!
Bench and Bar Committee – deals with issues of common interest to the Bar and Polk County District Court. Issues may include procedures or broader issues on the administration of justice.
CLE Committee – plans CLE seminars of the Bar.
Ethics Committee – reviews complaints against attorneys to determine if the attorneys violated any ethical rules. Membership on this committee is by recommendation of the Nominating Committee (past presidents) and by election of the membership.
Family Law Committee – deals with issues relating to family law, including any needed revisions in the existing family law/juvenile justice system which can be addressed on a local level.
Fee Arbitration Committee – hears disputes between attorneys and clients, primarily regarding fees.
Golf Committee – plans the annual Bench/Bar golf event and other social events for the bar.
Law Day Committee – plans activities for the observance of Law Day.
Membership Committee – encourages and recruits attorneys for membership; develops ideas and events to promote membership.
Newsletter – publishes the PCBA newsletter “The Advocate”.
Publicity/Public Relations – publicizes the activities of the Association, educates the public as to what we do, and deal with public relations issues.
Real Estate Committee – deals with a special range of issues involving real estate law and title standards.
Special Projects Committee – plans a special project to be sponsored by the Polk County Bar Association which will address a community need.
Membership in a PCBA Committee gives you a unique opportunity to participate in these efforts. Won’t you join us?
Carol Burdette, Executive Director
Polk County Bar Association
625 E. Court St., Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309-1939
Comments or questions are welcome.