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Technology Law Icon Involved in Motorcycle Accident

According to Radio Iowa News, 57 year old Chair of the Iowa Bar Association Technology Committee, David Beckman, was riding his 1987 Harley Davidson northwest on P53, near the Madison/Dallas county line, when he became involved in a single vehicle accident. According to reports, Mr. Beckman lost control of his motorcycle around a curve and rolled into a ditch. The passenger on the motorcycle, David Beckman’s wife Julie Ann was fatally injured in the accident.

David Beckman is a tireless supporter of technology law, both in Iowa and across the country. In 2005, Mr. Beckman was recognized for “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Technology Community” at the Annual Legal Consultants & Technologists Dinner (Lexie Awards). Mr. Beckman is probably best known for his column in the American Bar Association Journal entitled “in Re Technology,” which he writes with his law partner David Hirsch. Mr. Beckman is a past president of The Iowa State Bar Association and continues to work tirelessly behind the scenes helping lawyers use technology to more effectively serve the public.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to David and his family.

Brett Trout

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