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Please register as a speaker for the Commercial and Bankruptcy Seminar by clicking on the link. Speakers attend at no charge and the registration form will request your bio information. Call Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 if you have any questions.

When: 4/22/2016
8:30 AM
Where: ISBA Offices
625 E. Court Ave
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Outlines Guidelines

Thank you again for agreeing to participate in the 2016 Juvenile Law Seminar that will be held April 28. The program will be held at the ISBA Offices, 625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309. 

As a speaker you 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.

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

Due Date:  The final copy is due April 4th, by 4:00 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

Thank you!


8:00 - 8:30 - Registration
8:30 - 9:30 - Hot Topics, Case Law Update and Legislation - Speaker: Prof. Brent Pattison, Director, Middleton Children’s Rights, Drake Law School
9:30 - 10:15 - Bridge Orders: Lessons Learned a Year Later - Speaker: Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Attorney at Law
10:15 - 10:30 - Break
10:30 - 11:30 - Breakout Sessions

In-person attendees: please indicate which session you plan on attending when registering. Live webinar attendees will automatically be placed in the session with the highest number of in-person attendees.

Relative Placement Preference and Notification - Speaker: TBA
Every Child Succeeds - Speaker: TBA
Too Good to Lose - Speaker: TBA

11:40 - 12:10 - Taking Care of the Caretakers - Speaker: Mike McInroy – Service Area Administrator, Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS)
12:10 - 12:40 – Lunch (provided with registration)
12:40 - 1:40 - Second Hand Trauma/Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue - Speaker: Hon. Colin Witt, District Associate Judge, District 5C
1:40 - 2:25 Changes to Federal Law, Including Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA), Trafficking and Reasonable Parent - Speaker: Charles Phillips, Iowa Attorney General’s Office
2:25 - 2:40 - Break
2:40 - 3:40 - Taking Back the Best Interest Argument - Moderator: Jami Hagemeier, Williams & Hagemeier PLC
3:40 - 3:45 - Break
3:45 - 4:45 - Trial Skills Breakout Sessions

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