Magistrate Karla J. Henderson was appointed as Ida County Magistrate in 2009. She has served as an Assistant County Attorney for Linn County, Assistant Iowa Attorney General – Regents and Human Services Division, staff attorney for Linn County Advocate and in private practice with the law firm Forristal & Henderson. She has a degree in medical technology and is a registered medical technologist. Henderson earned her undergraduate degree from Simpson College in 1974 and her law degree from the University of Iowa in 1986 and a MPA from Iowa State University in 1987. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Ida County Bar Association. She is married with two children and four grandchildren.