(Des Moines) The Iowa Supreme Court is seeking public comment on proposals that would make more legal help available to the state’s low income residents.
Iowa Legal Aid and the office of Professional Regulation see it as a way to increase services. They have made proposals to the Supreme Court that would expand the circumstances under which students and grads waiting to take the bar exam could provide some help. One would allow students to represent clients in an administrative contested case proceeding without supervisor if they’ve completed three or more semesters of schooling. Another proposal would allow graduates to practice for some government agencies and organization while being supervised.
The court says it will gather input through March 10 before taking any action on them.
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