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 Export to Your Calendar 6/19/2017 to 6/21/2017
When: 06/19 - 06/21
Where: Iowa Event Center (Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center)
833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

Online registration is available until: 6/16/2017
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Join us June 19-21 for the largest gathering of legal professionals in Iowa, The Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting. In 2016, more than 1,000 legal professionals from throughout the country descended upon downtown Des Moines, making it one of the largest ISBA Annual Meetings to date! In 2017, we’re only looking to build upon the success of past meetings.

The theme for this year's program is T.E.A.M.: Transform your practice, Exchange ideas, Advocate for the profession, Motivate others. Through the planned social events and CLE programming, organizers hope attendees walk away from the event with a renewed sense of community and further-developed practice skills.

New social activities added this year include an ISBA I-Cubs outing on June 19 at Principal Park and a YLD tailgate at the ISBA Headquarters on June 20 where attendees are encouraged to to show their school spirit by sporting their favorite collegiate gear all while enjoying a night of games, food, music, and great company.

Also, new this year is the opportunity for YLD members in their first three years of practice to attend annual meeting CLE programming free of charge. Event organizers and ISBA leadership encourage all ISBA members who fall into this category to attend the event for its educational and networking opportunities.

Once again, the grand event will be held in conjunction with the Iowa judges annual conference. Come June 19, The Iowa State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting is where you as an Iowa legal professional will
want to be.

17 state hours which includes 4 ethics and 10 federal hours (credit earned depends on tracks attended)

Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after June 5 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to the registration fee amounts below. Judges, law clerks, and judicial branch staff attorneys will receive registration information from the Iowa Judicial Branch.

Full Seminar Registration:
ISBA Members (6 Years or More) - $325
ISBA YLD (Years 4-5) - $225
ISBA YLD (Years 1-3) - Free
Non-ISBA Members - $435
Paraprofessional (Legal Assistants & Office Employees) - $125
Law Students - Free

Individual Day Registration - ISBA Members:
Only Monday - $150
Only Tuesday - $175
Only Wednesday - $175

Individual Day Registration - Non-ISBA Members:
Only Monday - $175
Only Tuesday - $235
Only Wednesday - $235

Monday, June 19
Ag Law, Corporate Counsel, Employment Law/Mediation, Federal Practice, Fundamentals of Law, and Plenary Tracks

Tuesday, June 20
Access to Justice, Case Law Update, Fundamentals of Law, Juvenile Law, Litigation, Plenary, Probate, and Variety Tracks

Wednesday, June 21
Commercial and Bankruptcy Law, Elder Law, Family Law, Fundamentals of Law, Litigation, and Real Estate Tracks

Monday, June 19
Law School Luncheons - $25
Joint Presidents' Reception (complimentary)
I-Cubs Outing at Principal Park - $7

Tuesday, June 20
50-Year Member Luncheon - $25
Probate Track Luncheon - $25
YLD Tailgate (complimentary)

Wednesday, June 21
Luncheon Honoring the Iowa Supreme Court - $25
ISBA Annual Awards Gala - $60

Individual tickets for the non-complimentary social events above may be purchased when registering. To purchase multiple tickets to the I-Cubs game, 50-Year Member Luncheon and the ISBA Annual Awards Gala, please see the "Related Products" located at the bottom of this page or on the registration page.

Please be aware that attendees are on their own for lunch if luncheon tickets are not purchased. Due to the location of the Iowa Events Center, walking to nearby restaurants may be difficult for some attendees. We highly encourage attendees to participate in scheduled luncheons or make arrangements ahead of time.

In an effort to keep costs down, and to be as "green" as possible, the 2017 ISBA Annual Meeting will be paperless. The ISBA will provide digital copies of the conference materials to all conference attendees, by providing a URL hyperlink to download the written outlines prior to the conference. It is strongly suggested that attendees download the materials in advance of the event.

For information concerning Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities, please contact Harry Shipley at 515-697-7868 or Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874.

The Iowa State Bar Association would like to thank the following Diamond and Gold sponsors for their support:


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