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Please register as a speaker for the Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Seminar, at no charge, by clicking on the "Register" link. Call Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 if you have any questions.

When: 4/22/2016
7:30 AM
Where: ISBA Offices
625 E. Court Ave
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Thank you for agreeing to participate in the 2016 Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Seminar taking place Friday, April 22 at the ISBA Headquarters (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309). To register as a speaker, simply click on the "Register" button located at the top of this page.

As a speaker, you receive complimentary registration for the seminar as well as a one night hotel accommodation if you are traveling over 100 miles (room and tax will be paid for by the ISBA)


Any outlines or materials related to your presentation need to be sent electronically to Materials should be made available in one of the following programs: Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Corel or Power Point.

It is very important that seminar speakers submit an outline as event attendees are expecting your materials. For printing, assembling and distribution purposes, the final copy of presentation materials are due by 4 p.m. on March 28. 

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

Title Page: The first page of the written materials will include a title page that has been created by the ISBA. In order to create this page, please furnish the following information:
(1) the exact title of your presentation
(2) your name
(3) work address
(4) work phone number

The ISBA typically does not put e-mail addresses on title pages, however, please inform us if you would like the ISBA to include your e-mail address.

Length: The maximum length is 30 pages. This includes any reference materials, forms or bibliographies. If the outline exceeds 30 pages, please call the ISBA CLE Department at 515-697-7874.

Once again, we thank you for your interest in speaking at an ISBA CLE program. 

If you have any questions or if we can be of additional assistance, please call ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 / 800-457-3729 or e-mail

Thank you!

7:30-8:15 – Registration
8:15 – 9:15 – Garnishments and UFTA Amendments (Kristina Stanger, Nyemaster Goode, PC, Des Moines, IA)

9:15 – 10:15 – UCC Update (Gary Norton, Whitfield & Eddy, PLC, Des Moines, IA)  

10:15 – 10:30 – Morning break

10:30 – 11:15 – Case Law Developments in Iowa (Desirée Kilburg, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC, Cedar Rapids, IA)

11:15 – 12:00 – How to Lose your Appeal Without Trying (Honorable Charles L. Nail, Jr., Chief Bankruptcy Judge, District of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD and Honorable Anita L. Shodeen, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Iowa, Des Moines, IA)  

12 – 1 – Lunch (Lunch provided with registration fee)

1 – 1:45 –Iowa Ag Law Update:  Corporate Farming Law, Farm Tenancies and Contract Feeding Insurance (Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry, PC, Des Moines, IA)  

1:45 – 2:45 – Ethics (Nick Critelli, Critelli Law, Des Moines, IA)  

2:45 – 3:00 – Afternoon Break

3:00 – 3:45 – Bankruptcy Case Law Update (Honorable Charles L. Nail, Jr., Chief Bankruptcy Judge, District of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD and Honorable Anita L. Shodeen, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Iowa, Des Moines, IA)  

3:45 – 4:30 – Pending Doom:  Another Ag Crisis (Larry Eide, Pappajohn, Shriver, Eide & Nielsen, PC, Mason City, IA; Nicole Hughes, Telpner, Peterson, Smith, Ruesch, Thomas & Simpson, LLP, Council Bluffs, IA; Mike Mallaney, Hudson, Mallaney, Shindler & Anderson, PC; Don Molstad, Molstad Law Firm, Sioux City, IA)  

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