Iowa Municipal
Attorneys Association

The Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association was formed June 30, 1960 by 30 municipal attorneys attending the annual meeting of the Iowa State Bar Association in Sioux City. According to its first president, Robert J. Spayde, city corporation counsel of Des Moines, the purpose of the association was “to keep municipal attorneys in Iowa informed of current laws affecting Iowa municipalities, to hold workshops to discuss mutual municipal legal problems, and to participate in major court cases involving general municipal laws.”

After 50 years of service the Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association continues to strive to enhance the professional development of and promote information exchange among municipal attorneys in Iowa.​

Dues Renewal, Registration & Membership

2024 dues renewal and registration for the 2023 IMAA Annual Seminar will open early October. The IMAA membership fee is $50 annually. Annual membership is from January 1 to December 31. Members must be duly admitted to practice law in Iowa.

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LegalPad is an email discussion forum, powered by, for current members of the Iowa Municipal Attorney’s Association. Legalpad provides you access to advice from one of the best sources around: experienced city attorneys from across the state. An opinion on any question that you would like to pose is only fingertips away on Legalpad, and you can learn municipal law at a nuts-and-bolts level from the on-line “conversations” that frequently occur there. IMAA membership is verified before access is granted.

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IMAA offers training specific to the municipal practice.

2023 Dates:
IMAA Board Meeting | Thursday, Nov 16

IMAA Annual Seminar | Friday, Nov 17

The Annual Seminar is open to IMAA members and non-members alike, and offers municipal law practitioners the opportunity to obtain CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics credit. The registration fee for the IMAA Annual Seminar is $140 for non-members and $75 for IMAA members. The IMAA membership fee is $50 annually. Essentially, your overall cost of attending the seminar as a member, including the membership fee, is less than the registration fee for attending the seminar as a non-member.

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