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JUVENILE LAW SEMINAR
Wednesday, April 19
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In-person attendance for this event is now full. Interested persons may still register to attend via the live webinar.
CRIMINAL LAW SEMINAR
Thursday, April 20
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In-person or Live Webinar
In-person attendance will take place at the ISBA Headquarters (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309)
BUNDLE REGISTRATION FEES
Prices below reflect the early-bird
registration fees. Registering after April 18 will result in a $50 late fee
being added on to your registration fee amount.
ISBA Family and Juvenile Law and Criminal Law Section Members - $290 ($340 w/o bundle)
Please use promo code ISBAsave when registering to receive the $290 rate. This code is for ISBA Criminal Law and Family and Juvenile Law Section members only. This code is not applicable to YLD Members (Years 1-5) who are members of these sections. If you are a current ISBA member and would like to join the Criminal Law and/or Family and Juvenile Law Sections, please contact the ISBA Membership Department at 515-697-7870. Fee to join a section is $15 per section.
ISBA Members - $325 ($360 w/o bundle)
YLD Members (Years 1-5) - $200 ($250 w/o bundle)
Non-ISBA Members - $450 ($550 w/o bundle)
Law Students - Free
JUVENILE LAW SEMINAR
For legal professionals practicing in the areas of juvenile and family law, this annual seminar, with its quality presenters and timely topics, is one that should not be missed. Now being offered as a live webinar, as well as an in-person event, attorneys from throughout the state of Iowa can participate and learn from the location of their choosing.
8:00 - 8:30 – Registration
8:30 - 9:30 - Termination of Parental Rights and Procedural Fairness (Ethics) - Speaker: Hon. Colin Witt, District Associate Judge, District 5C and Hon. Joseph Seidlin, District Associate Judge, District 5C
9:30 -10:30 - Trends in Marijuana: Mixed Signals - Speakers: Matthew Boleyn, Reynolds & Kenline LLP and Dr. Rizwah Shah, MD, Former Director, Child Abuse Program at Blank Children’s Hospital
10:30 -10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:45 - Effective Parent Representation: Spotlight on Engaging with DHS - Speakers: Cory McClure, Babich Goldman PC; Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Ramsey-Kacena Law and Mike McInroy, Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS)
11:45 - 12:15 - Lunch (included with registration)
12:15 - 1:15 - Reasonable Efforts - Spotlight on Services 0-3 Approach: Growing Services and Best Practices - Speakers: Hon. Joseph Seidlin, District Associate Judge, District 5C; Hon. Susan Christensen, District 4; Jami Hagemeier, Williams & Hagemeier PLC; and Justin Wyatt, Woods & Wyatt PLLC
1:15 - 2:00 - Delinquency/Shackling: Importance of Best Practices in Detention Hearings - Speakers: Prof. Brent Pattison, Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake University Law School; Erin Romar, Drake University Law School Student; and Rachel Antonuccio, Iowa City Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Division
2:00 - 2:15 - Break
2:15 - 3:15 - Breakouts
In-person attendees: please indicate which session you plan on attending when registering. Live webinar attendees will automatically be placed in the session with the highest number of in-person attendees.
Trial Techniques: Best Practices - Speakers: Charles Phillips, Attorney General’s Office; Rachel Antonuccio, Iowa City Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Division; and Alyssa Kenville, Kenville Law Firm
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Changes – Speaker: Felicia Bertin Rocha, Bertin Rocha Law
3:30 - 4:30 - Juvenile Case Law and Legislative Update – Speaker: Prof. Brent Pattison, Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake University Law School
CLE CREDIT (approved)
6.75 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour, 2 hours of federal CLE and 6 hours of juvenile law credit
Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section
CRIMINAL LAW SEMINAR
The ISBA Criminal Law Seminar features well-rounded presenters and timely topics particularly intriguing to both prosecutors and defense attorneys.
The CLE programming includes some familiar topics that are relevant to Iowa criminal law including updates on case law, in rem forfeiture procedures, bond, and cell phone forensic discovery. An additional topic this year focuses on forensic metrology (the study of measurement) presented by one of the country’s leading legal scholars on scientific measurement for lawyers, judges, and criminalists.
8:00 - 9:00 - Registration
9:00 - Welcome & Announcements - ISBA Criminal Law CLE Committee
9:00 - 10:00 - Criminal Law Case Law Update - Speaker: B. John Burns, Iowa Federal Public Defenders Office
10:00 - 12:00 - Introduction to Forensic Metrology - Speaker: Ted Vosk
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 - 2:00 - Cell Phone Discovery - Speakers: Angela Campbell, Dickey & Campbell Law Firm PLC and Chad Brewbaker, IT Specialist
2:00 - 3:00 - In Rem Forfeitures - Speaker: Glen S. Downey, The Law Offices of Glen Downey, LLC
3:00 - 4:00 - Justice Before the Verdict: Fighting Iowa's Cash Bond Problem to Get Better Client Outcomes - Speaker: Steven Drahozal, State Public Defender’s Office
CLE CREDIT (approved)
6 state hours which includes 2 federal hours
Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Criminal Law Section
Please select attendance preference (in-person or live webinar) when registering for these events. In-person attendance will take place at the ISBA Headquarters (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309). In-person attendance for the Juvenile Law Seminar is now full. Interested persons may still register to attend via the live webinar.
If attending via the live webinar, any materials related to these events, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the events. Please include an e-mail address when registering for these events. ISBA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.