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Cynthia Moser Featured In The Fall 2012 Issue Of Northwestern College Magazine, The Classic

February 19, 2013

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In her 35-year legal career, Cindy (Terhark '74) Moser has been accustomed to being on the forefront of change -- from seeing women become more equally represented in the field to pioneering new specialty areas of law.

This year, as president of the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA), Moser remains focused on the current issues facing the profession.  She says her priorities include working to educate voters about Iowa's judicial system and finding new ways to help young lawyers transition from school to career.

"We're seeing a demographic shift from rural communities to larger cities.  With that, some rural attorneys are finding it difficult to find replacements when they want to retire," she says.

In response, the ISBA created the Rural Practice Project, which places first- and second-year law students with small-community lawyers for a summer.  "We've had a really positive response from all the participants and hope to grow the program," Moser says.

As a history major, Moser first considered law school at the encouragement of one of her NWC professors.  She is now a partrner at the Heidman Law Firm in Sioux City.

"I've had a very rewarding career," says Moser, who specializes in health care law.  "Law combines the intellectual stimulation of an ever-evolving field and the opportunity to help people solve problems."

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