2017 Family Law Seminar
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/26/2017 to 10/27/2017
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West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa  50266
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin
515-697-7874


Online registration is available until: 10/24/2017
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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 Ovrum, 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: Virginia Sipes, ISBA Innovation & Community Outreach Director
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 - Speakers: Jay Hamilton, Hamilton IP Law PC; Charles Damschen, Hamilton IP Law PC; and Alexander Johnson, 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
10:00 - 11:00 - Addressing Disproportionality in the System - Speakers: Ashley Hopkins, Four Oaks Cedar Rapids 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 3 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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