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This seminar's sole focus is to provide legal practitioners who practice at the federal level the tools they need to operate an effective practice in the coming year. The 2016 Federal Practice Seminar features great speakers from private practice, the bench and beyond, discussing civil and criminal law issues, the subject of freedom of the press, important ethical concerns, the latest in local rules, as well as a a variety of judges panels. For those looking for end of the year credit, the Federal Practice Seminar has just what you're looking for. The seminar has been approved for 6 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour and 6 federal hours (federal hours pending).
8:30 - 9:30 - Article III Judges Panel – Moderator: Prof. Laurie Dore, Drake Law School
CLE CREDIT (approved)
9:30 - 10:30 - Magistrate Judges Panel – Moderator: Prof. Emily Hughes, University of Iowa College of Law
10:30 - 11:00 - Break
11:00 - 12:15 - Current Freedom of the Press Issues Panel – Speakers: Gene Policinski, COO, Newseum Institute, Washington, D.C.; Hon. Robert Pratt, Southern District of Iowa; Michael Gartner and Michael Giudicessi, Faegre, Baker, Daniels LLP
12:15 - 1:30 – Lunch (not provided with registration) - Speaker: Hon. Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, Southern District of Iowa
1:30 - 2:30 - Ethics – Prof. Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School
2:30 - 3:30 - Civil Breakout: Active Case Management
Panel: Hon. Helen Adams, United State Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa; Hon. Abbie Crites-Leoni, United State Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri; Hon. Teresa James, United State Magistrate Judge for the District of Kansas; and Tim Hill, Bradley & Riley
2:30 - 3:30 - Criminal Breakout: Current Issues in Federal Criminal Practice
Moderator: Hon. C. J. William, United States Magistrate Judge for the Court Northern District of Iowa
Panel: Peter Deegan, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa; Andrew Kahl, U.S. Attorney's Office; Jim Whalen, Federal Public Defender; Angela Campbell, Dickey & Campbell Law Firm PLC; and Nick Klinefeldt, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
3:45 - 4:30 - New Local Rules – Speakers: Hon. Helen Adams, United State Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa and Hon. C.J. Williams, United States Magistrate Judge for the Court Northern District of Iowa
6 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour and 6 federal hours*
*Federal credit pending
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after December 15 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.
ISBA Members - $175
Non-ISBA Members - $275
Students – Free
Lunch is not provided with registration. Cost for lunch is an additional $25 (please select lunch ticket option when registering).