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Chief Judge Arthur E. Gamble to Receive the 2018 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Eighth Circuit


Judge Arthur E. Gamble
has been selected to receive the prestigious
2018 American
Inns of Court Professionalism Award
for the Eighth Circuit. The
award will be presented to Gamble on August 17, 2018 at the Eighth
Circuit Judicial Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, by Chief Judge
Lavenski R. "Vence" Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth

Gamble is chief judge of the Fifth Judicial District of Iowa, a post he
has held since 1995; he served as assistant chief judge from 1990 to
1995. He is a trial judge of general jurisdiction over civil and
criminal cases in Polk County, Iowa, and other rural counties of the
district. Until 1983, Gamble was a lawyer in private practice in Des
Moines with the firm of Gamble, Riepe, Burt, Webster & Davis.

Appointed in 1988 by the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Gamble
also served until recently as a public utility rate judge where he had
appellate jurisdiction over judicial review proceedings of the Iowa
Utilities Board.

In 2007, Gamble served as chair of the Iowa Judgeship Formula Assessment
Committee. He has also served on the Iowa Confidential Records Council,
as chair of the Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee on District Court
Clerks, and chair of the Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Courthouse
Security. In 2005, he was named one of the 500 leading judges in America
by Lawdragon.

Gamble is president emeritus of the C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court
and past president of the Iowa Judges Association. He earned his
undergraduate degree in political science and history from the
University of Iowa, and his JD with distinction from the University of
Iowa College of Law.

The American
Inns of Court
, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, inspires the
legal community to advance the rule of law by achieving the highest
level of professionalism through example, education, and mentoring. The
organization's membership includes more than 31,000 federal, state, and
local judges; lawyers; law professors; and law students in nearly 380
chapters nationwide and more than 100,000 alumni members. More
information is available at

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