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2016 Family Law Seminar

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YLD Lunch and Learn Series

2016 Fundamentals of Federal Practice Seminar
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When: 09/30/2016
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: U.S. District Courthouses
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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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 or 515-697-7874.

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For a printable registration form, click here.

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.

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 Iowa
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

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