Frank Carroll became The Iowa State Bar Association's 124th president at a special presidential awards banquet on June 16.
Carroll, 63, assumed the role in a ceremony that called him to serve the three constituencies - the courts, the legal profession and Iowa citizens - that the Iowa bar has a duty to support.
As president, Carroll will lead the ISBA's nearly 8,000 members for Fiscal Year 2010-2011, which runs from July 1 this year to June 30, 2011. He acknowledged in his inaugural address that the legal profession faces numerous challenges in the coming year, including the impact of the state's budget crunch on Iowa's judicial system.
Carroll is a partner at the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, where he has practiced law for 37 years. His practice is primarily in the areas of business law and tax law.
He and his wife, Marilyn, a physical therapist at Mercy Medical Center, have three daughters and four grandchildren.
The Iowa State Bar Association is a voluntary organization of more than 7,900 lawyers and judges who are licensed to practice law in the state of Iowa. Oldest of the voluntary bar associations in the country, The ISBA has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1874.