8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
U.S. District Courthouses
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Due to the flooding in eastern Iowa, this seminar will not be available in the Cedar Rapids location. Cedar Rapids participants who have already registered may attend the session at a different location of their choosing. If wanting a registration refund, please contact ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-697-7874.
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This video-conferencing CLE program is for new attorneys and seasoned attorneys looking to brush up on federal court practice. The seminar will provide an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with judges and courthouse personnel from both the Northern District of Iowa and the Southern District of Iowa.
For a printable registration form, click here.
8:00 - 8:30 -
Registration/Meet and Greet
8:30 - 9:00 - Overview of the Clerk’s Office, E-filing and Courtroom
Technology - Speaker: Jamie Morawski
9:00 - 9:30 - Initial Pleadings, Twombly/Iqbal and Amending
Pleadings - Speaker: Hon. Ross Walters, United States Magistrate Judge
for the Southern District of Iowa
9:30 - 10:15 - Local Rules/Motion Practice - Speaker: Hon. Helen Adams,
United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa
10:15 - 10:30 - Break
10:30 - 11:00 - Discovery, Discovery Disputes, Civility and Professionalism -
Speaker: Hon. Thomas
Shields, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa
11:00 - 11:30 - Settlement Conferences – Speakers: Hon. Celeste Bremer, Chief
Magistrate Judge, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of
11:30 - 12:00 - Trial Practice – Speaker: Hon. C.J. Williams, United States
Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Iowa
Attendees are invited to attend at one of the four U.S. District Courthouses where the program will be broadcast using the court’s video-conferencing technology. Please select your preferred site when registering for this event.
Council Bluffs - 8 South 6th Street, Room 313
Davenport - 131 East 4th Street, Suite 150
Des Moines - 123 East Walnut
Sioux City - 320 6th Street
YLD Members (Year 1) - $40
ISBA Members - $80
Non-ISBA Members - $140
CLE CREDIT (approved)
3.25 state hours which includes 3.25 federal hours
Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Federal Practice Committee