Attorney Jim Hanks of Ahlers & Cooney Selected as Chair of the ABA Section of State & Local Government Law

Des Moines, Iowa (August 1, 2014) Attorney Jim Hanks has been named Chair of the American Bar Association’s State and Local Government Law Section. The Section's focus is on issues relating to urban, state and local governmental law and policy. Lawyers across the country are members of the Section. Jim...
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Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative

On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) introduced the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the "Initiative") to encourage self-reporting of possible securities law violations related to misrepresentations in offering documents concerning an issuer's prior compliance with its continuing disclosure obligations. In the press release announcing the Initiative,...
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Iowa Diploma Privilege Overview and Spring 2014 Iowa Civil Case Law Update

Iowa Diploma Privilege Recently, the Iowa State Bar Association "Blue Ribbon Committee on Legal Education & Licensure" submitted recommendations to the Iowa Supreme Court regarding Iowa's bar admission process. The Committee's principal recommendation was that Iowa adopt a "diploma privilege" whereby graduates of the two Iowa in-state law schools, Drake...
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Summer 2013 Civil Case Law Update: Four Noteworthy Decisions from Iowa Supreme Court

Summer 2013 Civil Case Law Update: Four Noteworthy Decisions from the Iowa Supreme Court It was a productive summer for the Iowa Supreme Court, which issued a number of noteworthy decisions. Below are four decisions of particular relevance to clients and practitioners litigating civil cases in Iowa: In Ackelson v....
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