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2015 Juvenile Law Seminar Materials
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2015 Juvenile Law Materials


Juvenile Law Seminar
Friday, May 1, 2015
ISBA Headquarters
625 E. Court Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

You will receive a printed copy of the materials at the seminar. If you would like to download the materials for your laptop or iPad click on the topics listed below.

To download the complete pdf as of 4/29/2015 please click here.  You can also download by topic by clicking on the topics listed in the agenda.

If you have any questions, please contact ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 or


8:30 - 9:30 - Case Law Update
Speaker: Prof. Jerry Foxhoven, Drake Legal Clinic

9:30 - 10:15 - Practice Pointers Regarding Competency

Speaker: Prof. Brent Pattison, Drake Legal Clinic

10:15 - 10:30 – Break
10:30 - 11:15 - Addressing Competency and Other Mental Health Concerns in Delinquency Cases
Moderator: Prof. Brent Pattison, Drake Legal Clinic
Panel: Dr. David Beeman, Innovative Learning Professionals; Kim Carson, Juvenile Court Officer;
and Patricia Weir, Johnson County Attorney’s Office

(No materials provided at this time)

11:15 - 12:00 - Children with Special Needs and Children in Need of Assistance (CINA):
Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

Moderator: Prof. Brent Pattison, Drake Legal Clinic
Panel: Michael Bandstra, Bandstra Law Office and Pa
tricia Weir, Johnson County Attorney’s Office
(No materials provided at this time)

12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch (provided with registration)

12:30 - 1:30 - Challenging Drug Testing Results
Speaker: Cynthia Finley, Magistrate Judge
(No materials provided at this time)

1:30 - 2:00 - Differential Response – Lessons Learned and How to Divert a Case
Speaker: Julie Allison, Department of Human Services (DHS)

2:00 - 2:15 – Break

2:15 - 3:15 - Break Out Session #1
Relative Care/Fostering Connections - Speaker: Doug Wolfe, DHS
Dream Team/Family Team Meeting Advocacy – Speakers:  Annie Von Gillern and Jessie Eash Thomas
(No materials provided at this time)
Substance Abuse and Depression (Ethics) – Speaker:  Hugh Grady

3:15 - 3:30 – Break

3:30 - 4:30 - Break Out Session #2
Challenging Cases - Difficult Attorney/Client Relationships - Speakers: Ellen Ramsey-Kacena and Prof. Jean Lawrence, University of Iowa Legal Clinic
Substance Abuse and Depression (Ethics) – Speaker: Hugh Grady (repeat of the 2:15 presentation)


The Iowa State Bar Association • 625 East Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. (515) 243-3179 • Fax (515) 243-2511