For legal professionals practicing in the areas of juvenile and family law, this annual seminar, with its quality presenters and timely topics, is one that should not be missed. Now being offered as a live webinar, as well as an in-person event, attorneys from throughout the state of Iowa can participate and learn from the location of their choosing.
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; Rachel Antonuccio, Iowa City Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Division; and Alyssa Kenville, Kenville Law Firm
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