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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - SPEAKER CANCELLATION
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dahlia Lithwick from Slate magazine will not be speaking at this year's Federal Practice Seminar as was planned. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause registered attendees. Please contact ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
year’s Federal Practice Seminar promises a deep insight into practicing before
our federal courts in Iowa and beyond. Held on December 12, 2014 at the
Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines, the Federal Practice Seminar will range
from practice tips from our annual and
popular Article III and Magistrate Judges’ Panels to Hot Topics in Criminal Law presented by Ohio State Law Professor Douglas Berman, then from what’s ahead with New
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to "Telling a Story” (Trial Advocacy) from
University of Akron Law School Professor Dana Cole.
In addition, Judge
Stephani Rose will discuss the tactics and trials of litigating in our multi-media
world, and Judge Helen Adams will lead a stellar panel on the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Wayne State Professor Peter Henning will round out our seminar with a
discussion of recent ethical decisions about federal court practice.
For federal court practitioners of all levels of experience, this seminar is a
must! Even those who don’t set foot in federal court are sure to benefit
from the depth of knowledge and experience of our speakers. Please put this
on your calendar and register today!
Hill, Chair, ISBA Federal Practice Committee
8:30 - 9:30 - Article III Judges' Panel - Moderator: Prof. Emily Hughes, University of Iowa College of Law
9:30 - 10:30 - "Tell Me a Story” (Trial Advocacy) - Speaker: Prof. Dana Cole, University of Akron School of Law
10:30 - 11:00 - Break
11:00 - 12:00 - Break Out Sessions
Topics in Criminal Law (including clemency rules and sentencing
guideline 2-level reduction) – Speaker: Prof. Douglas Berman, Ohio
State University Moritz College of Law
New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (eff. 12/1/15) – Speakers: Hon.
Helen Adams, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa;
Prof. Laurie Dore, Drake Law School; Thomas Cunningham,
Nyemaster Goode, PC; and Tim Semelroth, Riccolo & Semelroth PC
12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch (included with registration)
12:30 - 1:15 - Embrace the Horror: Litigating Cases in a Multi-Media World - Speaker: Hon. Stephanie Rose, District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa
1:15 - 2:15 - Magistrate Judges' Panel - Moderator: Mollie Pawlosky, Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC
2:15 - 3:15 - The Roberts Court at Ten - Speaker: Prof. Melissa Hart, University of Colorado Law School
3:15 - 3:30 - Break
3:30 - 4:30 - An Update on Legal Ethics in the Federal Courts – Speaker: Prof. Peter Henning, Wayne State University Law School
below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after
December 11th will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your
ISBA Members - $180
Non-ISBA Members - $275
CLE CREDIT (approved)
6.75 hours of state CLE which included 6.75 federal hours and 1 ethics hour
This seminar is presented by The Iowa State Bar Association's Federal Practice Committee.