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People's Law School: Guardianships and Conservatorships

The State Library is partnering with the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) to bring free high-quality adult programming to public libraries of all sizes across our state. The ISBA People’s Law School provides educational events where members of the public can find answers to life’s legal questions. Speakers present information on a variety of legal topics and answer general questions.

On Tuesday, November 19 the ISBA People’s Law School event focuses on the basics of guardianships and conservatorships in Iowa. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Types of guardianships and conservatorships
  • Differences between guardianships and conservatorships
  • Creation of guardianships and conservatorships
  • Powers of guardians and conservators
  • Guardianship and conservatorship reporting


Jennifer Donovan, Public Guardian, Iowa Department on Aging and Breanna Young, Attorney, Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.

This free event will be held at the ISBA Headquarters at 625 E. Court Ave. in Des Moines from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and live-streamed to local communities throughout the state. The ISBA People’s Law School events take place on the third Tuesday of the month August 20, 2019 through March 17, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm. Programming focuses on a variety of issues impacting Iowans including: the basics of wills and revocable trusts; buying and selling a home, mortgages, and foreclosure; establishing guardianships and conservatorships; modifying divorce decrees; and more.

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon is hosting the ISBA People’s Law School series. Future topics in this series are as follows: January 14—topic to be determined; February 18th—topic to be determined; March 17th—topic to be determined.

Please contact Robey Memorial Library at (563) 568-4424 or with questions.