Emails and Public Records Requests

Emails sent or received by public employees are often the subject of public records requests. There is a presumption of openness and disclosure under Iowa's Open Records Law. Records of a government body, including emails, are generally considered public records. However, there are situations in which emails may be properly...
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EEOC Issues Guidance on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions

While using arrest and conviction records in employment and hiring decisions is not prohibited, courts and the EEOC have long recognized that this practice can be discriminatory due to the disproportionate rate of arrest and conviction for African-Americans and Hispanics. The EEOC recently published guidance on the issue, which is...
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Danielle Haindfield named Board of Directors for NSBA Counsel of School Attorneys

Danielle Haindfield was recently elected to the National School Boards Association Counsel of School Attorneys Board of Directors. COSA (Counsel of School Attorneys) is a membership organization of 37 affiliate state councils, over 3,000 attorneys nationwide, who work to improve the practice of school law and prevent lawsuits against public...
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Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit Receives John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

Ahlers & Cooney Attorney and Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit Receives John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Des Moines, Iowa (March 29, 2012) Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit, mediator and arbitrator with the Ahlers & Cooney law firm, will receive the John F....
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