Bridge the Gap Gives Back!
Did you know that there are over 1,500 community-based charities in Iowa? Prior to each Bridge the Gap presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Iowa’s charities and organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Attendees may also donate $10 to the organization when registering. Simply select the organization(s) you would like to support. For donations larger than $10, the ISBA recommends visiting the individual organization’s website.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
7:00 - Registration
8:00 - 8:30 - Legislative Update – Speaker: Senator Rob Hogg
8:30 - 9:00 - Estate Recovery – Speaker: Benjamin Chatman, SUMO Group Inc.
9:00 - 10:00 - Substance Abuse – Speaker: Dan Moore, Moore Heffernan Moeller Johnson & Meis, Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program President
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 11:00 - Alimony – Speaker: Mary Zambreno, Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC
11:00 - 12:00 - Trial Topic – Speaker: Tim Semelroth, RSH Legal
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (not provided with registration)
1:00 - 2:00 - Federal Case Law Update – Speaker: Hon. Helen Adams, United States Magistrate Judge for Southern District of Iowa
2:00 - 2:45 - Farm Valuation and Farm Lease Terms – Speaker: Fred Greder, Benchmark Agribusiness
2:45 - 3:00 - Break
3:00 - 4:00 - Ethics of Technology – Speaker: Nick Critelli, Critelli Law PC
4:00 - 5:00 - Search and Seizure in the Digital Age – Speaker: Robert Rehkemper, Gourley Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
7:30 - Registration
8:00 - 9:00 - Concurrent Jurisdiction – Speaker: Sara Strain Linder, Bray & Klockau PLC (pending for juvenile law credit. Additional two hours of juvenile law credit may be taken from the ISBA On-Demand CLE Catalog at no charge.)
9:00 - 10:00 - Federal Sentence Guidelines – Speaker: Nicholas Klinefeldt, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 10:45 - Elder Abuse – Speaker: Chantelle Smith, Iowa Attorney General’s Office
10:45 - 11:45 - Business Continuity Planning – Speaker: August "Dutch" Geisinger, Safeguard Iowa Partnership
11:45 - 12:45 - Lunch (not provided with registration)
12:45 - 1:45 - State Case Law Update – Speaker: Hon. Paul Ahlers, District Associate Judge, District 2B
1:45 - 2:15 - Practical Strategies for Handling and Resolving Estate and Trust Disputes – Speaker: Christine Halbrook, Bradshaw Fowler Proctor & Fairgrave, PC
2:15 - 2:30 - Break
2:30 - 3:00 - Federal Laws Associated with Operating Drones – Speaker: Brett Hoben, Des Moines Flight Standards District Office
3:00 - 3:30 - eDiscovery Rules – Speaker: James Weston, Tom Riley Law Firm PLC
3:30 - 4:00 - Adoption from A to Z – Speaker: David Grooters, Pappajohn Shriver Eide & Nielsen PC
4:00 - 5:00 - Ethics Panel
Moderator: Michael Streit, Ahlers & Cooney PC
Panelists: Ivan Webber, Ahlers & Cooney PC;Bridget R. Penick, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Michael C. Kuehner, Grefe & Sidney PLC;and Tara Van Brederode, Attorney Disciplinary Board
CLE CREDIT (approved)
15 state hours which includes 3 ethics hours, 7 federal hours and 1 juvenile law credit hour
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after September 7 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.
ISBA Members - $300
ISBA YLD Lawyers Division Years Members (1-5 years) - $230
Non-ISBA Members - $400
Para-Professionals - $160
Judges - $70
Law Students - Free
Only electronic materials will be available for this event. Materials will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please bring the appropriate technology with you to the event so you may view the materials.
Rooms are available at the West Des Moines Marriott (1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266). Hotel room rate is $119 (+ tax and fees). Call 515-267-1500 to make reservations. Please inform hotel staff that you are an ISBA Bridge the Gap Seminar attendee to receive the $119 rate.
Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division