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2015 Bridge the Gap Seminar
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Presented by The Iowa State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division

5/14/2015 to 5/15/2015
When: 5/14/2015
Where: West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa  50266
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin
515-697-7874


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Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome ($50 walk-in fee).


SCHEDULE - THURSDAY, MAY 14
7:30 - Registration
8:00 - 8:30 - Prenups and Postnups - Speaker: Lori Klockau, Bray & Klockau PLC
8:30 - 9:30 - Human Resources Issues - Speaker: Bridget Penick, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
(1.0 Federal CLE)
9:30 - 10:00 - Great Iowa Treasure Hunt - Speaker: Christine Halbrook, Bradshaw Fowler Proctor & Fairgrave, PC
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 11:00 - Social Security/Medicaid Planning
- Speaker: Matt Bollman, Pearson Bollman Law
(0.75 Federal CLE)

11:00 - 11:30 - Jury Selection - Speaker: James Weston, Tom Riley Law Firm PLC
The presentation will cover jury selection in Iowa state court, with a focus on civil cases from the plaintiff's perspective.  Strategies for jury selection under the new, expedited civil trial rules will also be discussed.
(0.50 Federal CLE)
11:30 - 12:00 - Taxation of Judgements and Settlements - Speaker: David Repp, Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC
(0.50 Federal CLE)
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (not provided with registration)
1:00 - 2:00 - Federal Case Law Update - Speaker: Hon. Ross Walters, U.S. Magistrate Judge
(1.0 Federal CLE)

2:00 - 2:45 - Bankruptcy Law: What to Know for a General Iowa Practice - Speaker: Robert Gainer, Cutler Law Firm PC
(0.75 Federal CLE)

Understand the bankruptcy process, timelines, language, and how bankruptcy and Iowa law are used to further the interests of creditors and debtors.
2:45 - 3:00 - Break
3:00 - 3:30 - Non-profit Formation
- Speaker: David Grooters, Pappajohn Shriver Eide & Nielsen PC
3:30 - 4:00 - Civil Procedure - Speaker: Samuel Jones, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC
4:00 - 5:00 - Ethics of Fee Agreements - Speaker: Nick Critelli, Critelli Law PC
(1.0 Federal CLE/Ethics CLE)

SCHEDULE - FRIDAY, MAY 15
7:30 - Registration
8:00 - 9:00 - Depression/Substance Abuse - Speaker: Hugh Grady, Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program
Ethical and personal impact of lawyers with depression and substance abuse issues.
(1.0 Ethics CLE)

9:00 - 10:00 - Termination of Parental Rights and Other Permanent Placements - Speaker: Sara Strain Linder, Tindal Law Office PLC

An overview of termination of parental rights through the State and privately. Also includes an overview of other permanent placements for children such as guardianships.
10:00 - 10:15 - Break

10:15 - 10:45 - Workers’ Compensation - Speaker: Stephen Brown, Cutler Law Firm PC
10:45 - 11:45 - OWI/Marijuana - Speaker: Robert Rehkemper, Gourley Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC
11:45 - 12:45 - Lunch (not provided with registration)
12:45 - 1:45 - Case Law Update - Speaker: Hon. Paul Ahlers, District Associate Judge
1:45 - 2:15 - Legislative Update - Speaker: Sen. Robert Hogg, District 19, Elderkin & Pirnie PLC
2:15 - 2:30 - Break
2:30 - 3:00 - New Power of Attorney Act - Speaker: Margaret Van Houten, Davis Brown Law Firm
3:00 - 4:00 - EDMS Panel - Moderator: Nicole Rognes Olson, Heiny McManigal Duffy Stambaugh & Anderson PLC
4:00 - 5:00 - Ethics Panel - Moderator: Michael Streit, Ahlers & Cooney PC
(1.0 Federal CLE/Ethics CLE)


CLE CREDIT (approved)
15 state hours which includes 3 ethics and 6.5 federal hours

REGISTRATION FEES
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after May 13th will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

ISBA Members - $295
ISBA YLD Lawyers Division Years Members (1-5 years) - $235
Non-ISBA Members - $405
Para-Professionals - $180
Judges - $70
Law Students - $40

MATERIALS
Only electronic materials will be available for this event. Materials will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please bring the appropriate technology with you to the event so you may view the materials.


Presented by The Iowa State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division


The Iowa State Bar Association • 625 East Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. (515) 243-3179 • Fax (515) 243-2511
Email: isba@iowabar.org