After a successful implementation last year, interested persons will again have the opportunity to register for both the Juvenile Law Seminar and the Criminal Law Seminar (April 20) at a discounted bundle rate. Simply, click here to register for both seminars. To register for the Juvenile Law Seminar only, please click the register button at the top of page.
For a printable registration form, click here.
8:00 - 8:30 - Registration
8:30 - 9:30 - Termination of Parental Rights and Procedural Fairness (Ethics) - Speaker: Hon. Colin Witt, District Associate Judge, District 5C and Hon. Joseph Seidlin, District Associate Judge, District 5C
9:30 -10:30 - Trends in Marijuana: Mixed Signals - Speakers: Matthew Boleyn, Reynolds & Kenline LLP and Dr. Rizwah Shah, MD, Former Director, Child Abuse Program at Blank Children’s Hospital
10:30 -10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:45 - Effective Parent Representation: Spotlight on Engaging with DHS - Speakers: Cory McClure, Babich Goldman PC; Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Ramsey-Kacena Law and Mike McInroy, Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS)
11:45 - 12:15 - Lunch (included with registration)
12:15 - 1:15 - Reasonable Efforts - Spotlight on Services 0-3 Approach: Growing Services and Best Practices - Speakers: Hon. Joseph Seidlin, District Associate Judge, District 5C; Hon. Susan Christensen, District 4; Jami Hagemeier, Williams & Hagemeier PLC; and Justin Wyatt, Woods & Wyatt PLLC
1:15 - 2:00 - Delinquency/Shackling: Importance of Best Practices in Detention Hearings - Speakers: Prof. Brent Pattison, Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake University Law School; Erin Romar, Drake University Law School Student; and Rachel Antonuccio, Iowa City Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Division
2:00 - 2:15 - Break
2:15 - 3:15 - Breakouts
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.
Trial Techniques: Best Practices - Speakers: Charles Phillips, Attorney General’s Office
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Changes – Speaker: Felicia Bertin Rocha, Bertin Rocha Law
3:30 - 4:30 - Juvenile Case Law and Legislative Update – Speaker: Prof. Brent Pattison, Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake University Law School
CLE CREDIT (pending)
6.75 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after April 18 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.
ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Members - $170
Please use promo code juv170 when registering to receive the $170 rate. This code is for ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section members only. This code is not applicable to YLD Members (Years 1-5) who are members of the section. If you are a current ISBA member and would like to join the Family and Juvenile Law Section, please contact the ISBA Membership Department at 515-697-7870. Fee to join a section is $15 per section.
ISBA Members - $180
ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-5) - $125
Non-ISBA Members - $275
Students - Free
If attending via the live webinar, any materials related to this event, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please include an e-mail address when registering for this event. ISBA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.
Please select attendance preference (in-person or live webinar) when registering for this event. In-person attendance will take place at the ISBA Headquarters (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309).
by The Iowa State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section