2017 Bridge the Gap Seminar
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9/14/2017 to 9/15/2017
Where: West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa  50266
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin
515-697-7874


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Thursday, September 14
7:30 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 8:30 - Legislative Update
- Speaker: Senator Rob Hogg, Elderkin & Pirnie PLC
8:30 - 9:30 - Going to Trial - Speaker: Timothy Semelroth, RSH Legal
9:30 - 10:00 - Gift Tax Return - Speaker: Robert Hodges, Brown Winick PLC
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 11:00 - Mechanics' Liens and Public Improvement Bonds
- Speaker: Robert Gainer, Cutler Law Firm PC
11:00 - 12:00 - Juvenile Appeals - Speaker: Sara Strain Linder, Bray & Klockau PLC
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (not provided with registration)
1:00 - 2:00 - State Case Law Update
- Speaker: Hon. Paul Ahlers, District Associate Judge, District 2B
2:00 - 2:45 - Avoiding Probate Like the Plague - Speaker: Christine Halbrook, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, PC
2:45 - 3:00 - Break
3:00 - 3:30 - Labor and Employment Issues (Employee Angle)
- Speaker: Whitney Judkins, Fielder & Timmer P.L.L.C.
3:30 - 4:00 - Labor and Employment Issues (Employer Angle) - Speaker: Bridget Penick, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
4:00 - 5:00 - Law Practice Management Ethics - Speaker: Nick Critelli, Critelli Law PC

Friday, September 15
7:30 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 8:30 - Turning Judgment Day Into a Pay Day: An Overview on the Execution of Judgments in Iowa
- Speaker: Kristina Stanger, Nyemaster Goode PC
8:30 - 9:30 - Mental Health and the Profession - Speaker: Hope Wood, Hope Wood JD
9:30 - 10:00 - Forensic Evidence - Speaker: Dennis Klein MD, State Medical Examiner
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 11:00 - Child Support Guidelines
- Speaker: Wayne Bergman, Iowa Attorney General’s Office
11:00 - 12:00 - Motions to Suppress - Speaker: Matthew Lindholm, Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (not provided with registration)
1:00 - 2:00 - Federal Case Law Update
- Speaker: Hon. Helen Adams, Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
2:00 - 2:45 - Effective Mediation Practices - Speaker: Kim Stamatelos, Stamatelos & Tollakson
2:45 - 3:00 - Break
3:00 - 3:30 - Workers’ Compensation (Plaintiff Angle)
- Speaker: Janece Valentine, Valentine Law Office, P.C.
3:30 - 4:00 - Workers’ Compensation (Defense Angle) - Speaker: Julie Gray, Patterson Law Firm LLP
4:00 - 5:00 - Succession Planning/Classification Changes - Speaker: Tre Critelli, Office of Professional Regulation

CLE CREDIT (approved)
15 state hours which includes 3 ethics hours, 6.5  federal hours and 1 juvenile law credit hour

REGISTRATION FEES
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after September 13 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

MATERIALS
This year's Bridge the Gap is going paperless. No hard copy materials will be available for this event. A link to the materials will be sent to attendees a few days 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.

HOTEL INFORMATION
Rooms are available at the West Des Moines Marriott (1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266). Hotel room rate is $124 (+ taxes 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 $124 rate.

Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division