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Please take a few minutes to fill out the speaker form. Thank you.

5/14/2015 to 5/15/2015
When: May 14-15
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pakway
West Des Moines, Iowa  50266
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin
515-697-7874


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2015 BTG Speaker Form and Information
May 14-15, 2015

 
Thank you again for agreeing to participate in the 2015 Bridge the Gap that will be held Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15.  Just a reminder that the program will be held at West Marriott Hotel, 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266.  Please register as a speaker and fill out the requested speaker information (short bio, title of your presentation, short paragraph about the topic you will be covering, contact information you would like listed on the cover page, AV and etc.).  If you are having problems logging in and registering as a speaker with the link on this page then click here to download a speaker form to fill out.  Thank you.  Outlines are due April 10. 

Additional Outline Information

All materials must be submitted to the Bar office in electronic format.  We are able to open the following software:  Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Corel and Power Point.

You can e-mail your outline to ccronin@iowabar.org

The Final copy is due April 10 by 5:00 p.m. for assembling and distributing purposes.  It is very important that you submit an outline since the attendees are expecting your materials. 

Page Margins:  No less than one (1) inch margin on top, bottom and sides.          


Title Page:
     

The first page of the written materials will include a title page.  The Bar office will prepare the title page.  Please furnish the following information: The exact title of your presentation, your name, address, phone, and fax. (We typically do not put

e-mail addresses on title page, however if you would like us to include your e-mail address please let us know).

Length:
                      

The maximum length is thirty (30) pages.  This includes any reference materials, forms or bibliographies.  If the outline exceeds 30 pages, please call the Bar office at 515-697-7874.

An agenda is below for your information.

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.
9:30 - 10:00 - Great Iowa Treasure Hunt - Speaker: TBA
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 11:00 - Social Security/Medicaid Planning - Speaker: Matt Bollman, Pearson Bollman Law
11:00 - 11:30 - Jury Selection - Speaker: James Weston, Tom Riley Law Firm PLC
11:30 - 12:00 - Taxation of Judgements and Settlements - Speaker: David Repp, Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 - Federal Case Law Update - Speaker: Hon. Ross Walters, U.S. Magistrate Judge
2:00 - 2:45 - Bankruptcy - Speaker: Robert Gainer, Cutler Law Firm PC
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

SCHEDULE - FRIDAY, MAY 15
7:30 - Registration
8:00 - 9:00 - Depression/Substance Abuse - Speaker: Hugh Grady, Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program
9:00 - 10:00 - Juvenile Law - Speaker: Sara Strain Linder, Tindal Law Office PLC
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
12:45 - 1:45 - Case Law Update - Speaker: Hon. Paul Ahlers, District Associate Judge
1:45 - 2:15 - Legislative Update - Speaker: Sen. Robert Hogg, 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

Please check-in with the staff at the registration desk to receive your complimentary Bridge the Gap materials and pick-up your name badge and any other Bridge the Gap materials.
 
As a speaker, you automatically receive complimentary registration for the seminar as well as one night hotel accommodation if you are traveling over 100 miles.  Room and tax will be paid for by the Bar Association.

I know the committee person who contacted you instructed you to have your outline in by April 16.  This is a follow-up letter that will answer any questions you may have regarding your outline.  As you will note, we need the outlines no later than the end of the day on Thursday, April  16.   

Outline Format Requirements
All materials must be submitted to the Bar office in electronic format.  We are able to open the following software:  Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Corel and Power Point.

You can e-mail your outline to us at ccronin@iowabar.org

Due Date:
The final copy is due April 16 by 5:00 p.m. for printing, assembling and distribution purposes.  It is very important that you submit an outline since the attendees are expecting your materials.  

Page Margins:  No less than one (1) inch margin on top, bottom and sides.    

Title Page:    
The first page of the written materials will include a title page.  The Bar office will prepare the title page.  Please furnish the following information: The exact title of your presentation, your name, address, phone, and fax. (We typically do not put e-mail addresses on title page, however if you would like us to include your e-mail address please let us know).
 
Length:        
The maximum length is thirty (30) pages.  This includes any reference materials, forms or bibliographies.  If the outline exceeds 30 pages, please call the Bar office at 515-697-7874.

Again, thank you again for agreeing to speak.  If you have any questions or if we can be of additional assistance please call Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874/800-457-3729 or
e-mail ccronin@iowabar.org.

Thank you!


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