Lora McCollom

Lora McCollom

McCollom Law, PLLC

Profile

Admitted to Practice

Iowa, 1993

Legal Organizations

  • Iowa Board of Law Examiners: July 2009 – June 2018 (Chair 2016-2018), Appointed by Iowa Supreme Court
  • June 2015 – present, Vice-Chair
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force – Appointed by Iowa Supreme Court in January 2015
  • Iowa State Bar Association: June 2014 – Present, Chair, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • June 2012 through May 2014 – Vice Chair, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • June 2009 – June 2013, Appointed to Board of Governors
  • 2008 to 2011 – Member, ISBA Task Force Regarding Ethics for Mediators
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Former Member, Young Lawyers Division: 1997-2001 District 5C Representative
  • 1996-2000 Chair, Law Related Education Committee
  • 1996-97 Co-Chair, Publicity and Public Relations Committee
  • Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Secretary, 2012 to present and Membership Chair, 2012 to present
  • American Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • American Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Former Member, American Bar Association: Family Law Section, Adoption Committee, Alternative Families Committee, Law Practice Management Section
  • Former Member, Young Lawyers Division – 2001 – 2003 Chair Family Law Committee
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys: 2008 – Elected ot Board of Governors
  • 2009 to 2011 – Secretary, Board of Directors (two year term)
  • Polk County Bar Association: 2008-09 Secretary, Board of Directors
  • 2007-08, Secretary, Board of Directors
  • 2003-2007, Board of Directors
  • 2001-2009, Social committee Chair (VLP Golf Committee)
  • 2000-Present, Member Family Law Committee
  • Polk County Women Attorneys: 1999 President
  • 1998 President-Elect
  • 1997, 1996 Membership Committee Chair
  • Blackstone Inn of Court: Master of the Bench.

CLE Presentations

  • September 2014, Collaborative Law Practice, American Academy of ADR Attorneys, West Des Moines, IA
  • October 2013, Lawyer and Client Preparation for Mediation, ISBA Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA
  • December 2012, The Philosophy of Parenting Coordination, Lincoln Inn, Des Moines, IA
  • October 2010, Family Law Mediation, American Academy of ADR Attorneys, Des Moines, IA
  • October 2009, Parenting Coordinators: Forms, Guidelines, and Training, Iowa Bar Association Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA
  • October 2009, Marriage Equality: Assessing the Impact of the Varnum Case, Iowa Bar Association Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA
  • October 2009, The Team Approach to Divorce: Collaborative Divorce, Nebraska State Bar Association, Omaha, NE
  • Survive Custody Evaluations, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA
  • December 2005, Taking and Defending Effective Despositions, Lorman Education Seminar, Des Moines, IA
  • October 2005, Shared Care in Iowa-Panel Member, Iowa Bar Association Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA
  • June 2005, Shared Care in Iowa, Mercy Franklin Center (Children in the Middle providers), Des Moines, IA
  • February 2005, Collaborative Divorce, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Family Law Seminar, Iowa City, IA
  • December 2004, Shared Parenting in Iowa, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA
  • April 2003, Addressing Shared Parenting for Mediators, Polk County Bar Association, Des Moines, IA
  • November 2002, ADA and FMLA, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA
  • November 2002, Child Custody Litigation in Iowa, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA
  • January 2001, Issues Affecting Same Sex Couples, ABA YLD Mid-Year Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  • June 2000, Issues in Family Law, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA
  • March 1999, Representing Victims of Domestic Abuse, Des Moines, IA
  • October 1997, Paralegals and Family Law, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA.November 2008, Family Law Mediation, American Academy of ADR Attorneys, Des Moines, IA
  • October 2008, Confidentiality, Subpoenas, Courtrooms, and Attornerys, Iowa Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, Des Moines, IA
  • August 2008, Family Law Mediation and Ethics, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • October 2007, Litigating Shared Physical Custody, Iowa Bar Association Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA
  • September 2007, Confidentiality, Subpoenas, Courtrooms, and Attorneys, Coalition for Family and Children’s Services, Des Moines, IA
  • May 2007, Collaborative Family Law Training, Polk County Bar Association, Des Moines, IA
  • April 2007, Confidentiality, Subpoenas, Courtrooms, and Attorneys, Iowa Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, Des Moines, IA
  • October 2006, Child Custody Evaluations: The Lawyer’s Perspective, American Family & Conciliation Courts, Seventh International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, Atlanta, GA
  • September 2006, Helping Clients

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