IDCA membership
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Dedicated to improving our civil justice system

IDCA members are lawyers and claims professionals actively engaged in the practice of law or in work relating to the handling of claims and the defense of legal actions in the State of Iowa. 

Our mission is to be the trusted professional voice for the defense of civil litigants. We work toward our mission through advocacy, education and member engagement.

 Membership Benefits include:
  • CLE Webinars
  • Jury Verdict Database
  • Amicus Briefs
  • Advocacy and Representation
  • Annual Meeting & Seminar
  • The Defense Update Newsletter
  • Listserv
  • LinkedIn Group
  • Committee Participation
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Free One-Year IDCA Membership

... see a detailed list of our member benefits.

Which type of membership is right for you?



Members of the bar actively engaged in the practice of law who have the highest professional standing, and devote a substantial portion of his or her professional time to the representation of persons, governmental entities and/or businesses in the defense of civil claims and litigation.

Claims Professionals

Any person actively engaged in work relating to the handling of civil claims and litigation are eligible for membership.


Law students in good standing working towards admission to the bar are eligible for membership. Law students receive complimentary membership.

Applicants become members upon the affirmative vote of the Board of Directors. Each new member receives a membership certificate, access to the Members Only section of the IDCA website and listserv, and will receive a one-year free membership in IDCA and DRI (for those who qualify).