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I.O.W.A. Annual Meeting

2019 I.O.W.A. Annual Meeting & Banquet, June 15, 2019
This year I.O.W.A celebrates the 150th anniversary of Arabella Babb Mansfield’s historic admission to the Iowa bar. In honor of this anniversary, the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys will hold its annual meeting and awards banquet on June 15, 2019, in the Union Block Banquet Hall in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Please join us for all or part of the day's programs and celebrations. For more info... Please RSVP by June 12: Reservation form


I.O.W.A. Board meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month via teleconference. I.O.W.A. members are welcome to attend. Contact the I.O.W.A. President prior to the meeting for call-in details.




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Newsletter Archive

Previous I.O.W.A. Newsletters are available in PDF format below. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the articles. If you don't already have Acrobat Reader, it is a free download. Nearly all of the PDFs below are under 400KB (most are in the 200-300+KB range).


Hear Ye,
Hear Ye!

Board Meeting
3rd Wednesday each month
by phone

I.O.W.A. Annual Meeting
June 19, 2017
Hoyt Sherman Place
Des Moines

The Union Block
Mount Pleasant

The Union Block, one of Mount Pleasant's historic buildings, is in jeopardy. Local leaders have come together to preserve and renew this historic, structurally sound building with a restoration plan. I.O.W.A. members can help! Read this informational document (PDF, 11.87MB), and consider making a donation to this worthy cause.

Arabella (Belle) Babb MansfieldOf special significance to I.O.W.A., during the 1860s the third floor served as a temporary court of law. In 1869, Arabella (Belle) Babb Mansfield took the bar exam there to become the United States' first certified female attorney. Also, during the 1870s and 1880s, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Henry Clay Dean, Bronson Alcott, P.T. Barnum, and Anna Dickinson spoke there.