This course is targeted to attorneys needing to fulfill their basic skills training as required by Iowa Supreme Court rule. This
Basic Skills Course will be the last one offered live. If you are
needing to fulfill this requirement, please make sure to register and register early as seating is limited.
To meet the basic skills requirement, all Monday and Tuesday sessions below must be attended.
Visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website to learn more about this required course.
SCHEDULE - MONDAY, JUNE 15
8:30 - Registration
1:00 - 2:00 - Iowa Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure - Speaker: Eric Tindal, Nidey Erdahl Tindal & Fisher PLC
2:00 - 2:10 - Break
2:10 - 3:10 - Contracts - Speaker: Justice Edward Mansfield, Iowa Supreme Court
3:10 - 3:20 - Break
3:30 - 4:30 - Guardianships, Conservatorships and Powers of Attorney - Speaker: Paige Thorson
4:30 - 4:40 - Break
4:40 - 5:40 - Probate and Estate Administration - Speaker: Ross Barnett, Abendroth & Russell P.C.
SCHEDULE - TUESDAY, JUNE 16
7:00 - Registration
8:00 - 9:00 - Iowa Civil Procedure - Speaker: Gregory Lederer, Lederer Weston & Craig PLC
9:00 - 9:20 - Break
9:20 - 10:20 - Business Entities - Speaker: David Bright, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman, PLC
10:20 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:45 - Family Law Update - Speaker: James Meade, Meade Law Firm
12:00 - 1:30 - Law School Luncheons (complimentary to course attendees)
1:30 - 2:30 - Ethics Law for New Iowa Lawyers - Speaker: Tre Critelli, Office of Professional Regulation
2:30 - 2:40 - Break
2:40 - 3:40 - Iowa Law of Torts - Speaker: Alexander Wonio, Hansen, McClintock & Riley
3:40 - 4:00 - Break
4:00 - 5:00 - Iowa Real Estate Law - Speaker: Timothy Krumm, Meardon, Sueppel & Downer PLC
Prices below reflect the walk-in registration fees. Registering after June 11 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.
The registration fee includes free admission to the 2015 ISBA Annual Meeting, the law school luncheon of your choosing (Creighton, Drake, or Iowa), the Joint Presidents Reception, the Luau in the Lot Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division and the Luncheon Honoring the Iowa Supreme Court.
ISBA Members - Admitted to practice prior to July 2010 - $375
ISBA Members - YLD Members (Years 4 - 5) - $325
ISBA Members - YLD Members (Years 1 - 3) - $175
Non-ISBA Members - $475
Para Professional (Legal Assistants & Office Employees) - $200
Must be registered as "Non-Lawyer Office Staff" to receive the $200 rate.
CLE CREDIT (approved)
10 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour
year's Basic Skills Course is going paperless. No hard copy materials will
be available for this event. A link to the materials will be sent to
attendees prior to the event so attendees may download/print
off materials of their choosing. It is strongly suggested attendees
download the materials in advance of the event.