DES MOINES | The Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ) installed new executive officers and members of its Board of Governors during its recent annual convention in Des Moines.
IAJ’s newly installed leaders will serve the 2017-18 term. IAJ also honored its 2017 award winners and collected more than 75 coats and $4,000 in contributions to provide new warm winter clothing for elementary school children in need.
Election balloting took place during the run-up to the convention, and the following local IAJ members were elected to positions on the board of governors from the various judicial election districts of the state: Patrick J. Phipps of Moville was elected from Judicial Subdistrict 3B; Robert Tiefenthaler of Sioux City will serve at-large and Tim Bottaro of Sioux City will serve by virtue of his standing as immediate past president of IAJ.
Additionally, Judge Jeffrey A. Neary of Sioux City received IAJ’s 2017 Judicial Achievement Award in recognition of his distinguished service to the people of Iowa as a trial court judge.