2017 Family Law Seminar
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10/26/2017 to 10/27/2017
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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Online registration is now closed.  You can still register at the seminar tomorrow.  If you have not previously purchased hard copy materials, then only electronic materials will be available via email link. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

7:30 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 9:15 - Family Law Update
- Speaker: Jim Meade, Meade Law Firm
9:15 - 10:00 - Parenting Coordinator: Resolving Conflicts Informally - Speakers: Diane Dornburg, Carney & Appleby PLC and Karen Thalacker, Correll Sheerer Benson Engels Galles & Demro PLC  
10:00 - 10:15 - Break  
10:15 - 11:15 - New Changes to the Iowa Child Support Guidelines
- Speakers: Hon. Chad Kepros, District Court Judge, District 6; Hon. Eliza Ovrom, District Court Judge, District 5C; Marlis Roberts, Robberts & Kirkman, LLLP; and Wayne Bergman, Assistant Attorney General
11:15 - 12:00 - Special Issues in Child Support Cases - Speaker: Laurie Parrish, Miller Pearson Gloe Burns Beatty & Parrish PLC
12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch (provided with registration)
12:30 - 1:00 - Lunch Presentation: Providing Limited Scope, Pro Bono Legal Services
- Speaker: Amy Skogerson, The Law Shop by Skogerson McGinn LLC; Andrea McGinn, The Law Shop by Skogerson McGinn LLC and Debra Hockett-Clark, Hockett-Clark Law Office
1:00 - 2:00 - Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid by Maintaining Client Control and Expectations
- Speaker: Tara van Brederode, Attorney Disciplinary Board
2:00 - 2:45 - Intellectual Property Issues in a Dissolution of Marriage Case - Speaker: Charles Damschen, Hamilton IP Law PC
2:45 - 3:00 - Break  
3:00 - 4:00 - Post-secondary Education
- Speaker: Hon. Nancy Baumgartner, Senior Judge, District 6
4:00 - 5:00 - Compassion Fatigue: How to Take Care of Yourself - Speaker: Hon. Colin Witt, District Associate Judge, District 5C
5:00 - 6:00 - Chair’s Reception - Join us for complimentary drinks and snacks, greet old friends, make new acquaintances, meet our speakers and discuss the day's events.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
7:30 - 8:00 - Registration  
8:00 - 9:00 - Making Premarital Agreements Romantic by Taking Out the “D” Word
- Speaker: Joseph Pavelich, Spies, Pavelich & Foley, LLC
9:00 - 10:00 - Valuing The Professional Practice - Speakers: David Cox, Bray & Klockau PLC; Shannon Shaw, Shaw Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services, LLC; Brian Crotty, HDH Advisors, LLC; and Jim Nalley, BCC Advisers
10:00 - 10:15 - Break      
10:15 - 11:15 - How To Cross-examine a Business Valuation Expert
- Speakers: Anita Ventrelli, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP and Mario Ventrelli, Ventrelli Simon, LLC
11:15 - 12:00 - How To Support or Cross-examine a Psychologist’s Report - Speaker: Arnold Shienvold, Riegler Shienvold & Associates   
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch  (provided with registration)
1:00 - 2:00 - Tips For Handling the Grey Divorce (Divorces with Parties Over the Age of 50)
- Speaker: Samantha Gronewald, Sullivan & Ward PC
2:00 - 2:45 - Ethical Considerations of Legal Services Agreements - Speaker: Rae Kinkead, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
2:45 - 3:00 - Break  
3:00 - 4:00 - Expert Testimony in Domestic Abuse Cases
- Speaker: Laurie Schipper, Executive Director Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
4:00 - 5:00 - The Pilot Program for Informal Divorce Trials - Speaker: Hon. Henry Lathom II, District Court Judge, District 7 and Hon. Nancy Tabor, District Court Judge, District 7

JUVENILE LAW TRACK (FRIDAY)
Please indicate track attendance when registering.
8:00 - 9:00 - Updates from the Department of Human Services (DHS) – Speakers: Jerry Foxhoven and Wendy Rickman, DHS
9:00 - 10:00 - UCCJEA/ICPC Issues in Juvenile Cases - Speakers: Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Tami Hoffman, DHS; and Wendy Sheetz, DHS
10:00 - 11:00 - Addressing Disproportionality in the System - Speakers: Ashley Hopkins, Four Oaks Cedar Rapids; Billy Claywell, Solution Focused and Sara Baker - DHS Wapello County

Event programming sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section

ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION
Thursday, October 26
Open AA Meeting - 5:00 p.m.
Open Al-Anon Meeting - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, October 27
Open AA Meeting - 7:00 a.m.
Open Al-Anon Meeting - 7:00 a.m.


CLE CREDIT (approved)
15.5 state hours which includes 3.25 ethics and 4 juvenile hours

REGISTRATION FEES
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after October 24 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.


Registration and Electronic Materials:
Students - Free
Judges - $90
YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $200
ISBA Family Law Section Members - $270 (enter promo code famsection when registering)
ISBA Members - $285
Non-ISBA Members - $385

Registration and Hard Copy Materials:
Students - $35
Judges - $125
YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $235
ISBA Family Law Section Members - $305 (enter promo code famsection when registering)
ISBA Members - $320
Non-ISBA Members - $420

HOTEL INFORMATION
West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
$139 (+ fees)
Reservation Deadline: October 4

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