The Client Security Commission manages a fund generated by contributions from Iowa lawyers and judges, and advises the court on policies involving the administration of the fund. The purpose of the fund is to prevent defalcations by members of the lowa bar, and insofar as practicable, to provide indemnification by the profession for losses caused to the public by the dishonest conduct of members of the bar of this state. The fund also separately administers the cost of administering the lawyer disciplinary system and other programs which impact the disciplinary system.
The commission is composed of seven members - five lowa lawyers and two lowa residents who are not lawyers. Members shall be appointed for a term of four years unless appointed to fill a vacancy in an unexpired term. Members shall not serve more than two complete four-year terms.
The Honorable Myron L. Gookin, Fairfield, Chair
Joel Vos, Sioux City, Vice-chair
Eric Seeman, Boone, Treasurer
Todd Geer, Grundy Center
Lori Chesser, Des Moines
Karen Volz, Cedar Rapids
Melvin Zischler, Des Moines
Each year the Client Security Commission issues an annual report summarizing the funds collected, claims, and trustee fees paid. The 2021 Annual Client Security Report can be found here. The 2020 Annual Client Security Report can be found here.
For More Information
Client Security Commission
Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319