Registration for this event is now closed.
are welcome ($50 walk-in fee).
This course is targeted to attorneys needing to fulfill their basic skills training as required by Iowa Supreme Court Rule. Seating is limited so please make sure to register early.
admitted by examination in 2010 and subsequent years must complete a
basic skills course within one year of their actual date of admission.
The basic skills course requirement does not apply to lawyers admitted
to practice on motion.
This course may be completed after the
last day of the bar examination that resulted in admission. If the
course is completed after the last day of the bar examination, but the
applicant fails the examination, the applicant will remain in compliance
with this rule so long as the applicant passes the next examination
offered.Visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website to learn more about this required course.
SCHEDULE - TUESDAY, JUNE 17
7:00 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 8:50 - Business Entities* - Speaker: David Bright, Nyemaster Goode PC
9:00 - 9:20 - Government Update - Speaker: U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley
9:30 - 10:20 - Real Estate* - Speaker: Tim Krumm, Meardon, Sueppel & Downer PLC
10:20 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - 12:15 - Annual Meeting Track of Basic Skills Course attendee's choice
12:15 - 1:15 - Complimentary Law School Luncheons (Creighton, Drake, or Iowa)
1:15 - 2:05 - Contracts* - Speaker: Edward Mansfield, Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
2:05 - 3:05 - Ethics* - Speaker: Tre Critelli, Office of Professional Regulation
3:05 - 3:25 - Break
3:25 - 4:15 - Civil Procedure* - Speaker: Barry Lindahl, City of Dubuque, City Attorney's Office
4:25 - 5:15 - Probate* - Speaker: Ross Barnett, Abendroth & Russell P.C.
SCHEDULE - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
7:00 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 8:50 - Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure* - Speaker: Eric Tindal, Nidey Erdahl Tindal & Fisher PLC
9:00 - 9:50 - Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Power of Attorneys* - Speaker: Paige Thorson
9:50 - 10:10 - Break
10:10 - 12:00 - Annual Meeting Plenary Track
12:00 - 1:30 - Complimentary Supreme Court Luncheon
1:30 - 2:20 - Family Law* - Speaker: Jim Meade, Meade Law Firm
2:20 - 3:10 - Torts* - Speaker: Alex Wonio, Hansen, McClintock & Riley
3:10 - 3:30 - Break
3:30 - 4:20 - Client Selection - Speakers: David Baker & Rene Lapierre, Klass Law Firm
4:20 - 5:10 - Opening a Practice - Speakers: Chris Kemp and Matthew Sease, Kemp & Sease
* Required to fulfill the basic skills requirement
Prices below reflect the walk-in registration fees.
The registration fee includes free admission to the 2014 ISBA Annual Meeting, the law school luncheon of your choosing (Creighton, Drake, or Iowa), the Joint President's Reception, the Young Lawyers Division Social Event, the Iowa Supreme Court Luncheon, and the 2nd Annual ISBA Tech Show.
ISBA Members - Admitted to practice prior to July 2010 - $375
ISBA Members - YLD Members (Years 4 - 5) - $325
ISBA Members - YLD Members (Years 1 - 3) - $175
Non-ISBA Members - $475
Para Professional (Legal Assistants & Office Employees) - $200
Must be registered as "Non-Lawyer Office Staff" to receive the $200 rate.
CLE CREDIT (ethics pending)
12 state hours which includes 3 ethics hours (must attend Michael Streit's "Ethics Jeopardy" presentation on Tuesday to receive the full 3 hours)
year's Basic Skills Course is going paperless. No hard copy materials will
be available for this event. A link to the materials will be sent to
attendees prior to the event so attendees may download/print
off materials of their choosing. It is strongly suggested attendees
download the materials in advance of the event.