2017 Annual Meeting Materials
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2017 Annual Meeting Materials
June 19-21, 2017
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (Iowa Events Center)
833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Click here to view the official Annual Meeting program.

Click here to download a copy CLE credit information for Annual Meeting.  

The ISBA recommends that attendees download or print off the materials in advance of the conference. Please remember that no written materials will be provided at the seminar.

There are several ways to download the materials below.  Materials can be download by track or topic by clicking on those options below in the day's schedule.  Website will be updated at more materials are provided.  

If you have any questions, please contact ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 or cle@iowabar.org.


CLE TRACKS - MONDAY, JUNE 19
Click on a track below to be taken to that particular track's schedule
Ag Law    Corporate Counsel
  Employment Law/Mediation   Federal Practice
  Fundamentals of Law
  Judges
Track

  Plenary
                         
CLE TRACKS - TUESDAY, JUNE 20
Click on a track below to be taken to that particular track's schedule
 Access to Justice   Case Law   Fundamentals of Law
  Judge
Track #1

  Judges
Track #2

  Juvenile   Litigation
  Plenary
   Probate   Variety
                                     
CLE TRACKS -WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
Click on a track below to be taken to that particular track's schedule
Commercial and Bankruptcy   Elder Law
  Real Estate
  Fundamentals of Law
  Judges Track
  Litigation   Plenary
  Family Law
                             

SCHEDULE - MONDAY, JUNE 19


Events
10:00 - Registration and Exhibit Hall Opens

10:00 - 11:00 - Red Mass - St. Ambrose Cathedral
11:00 - 12:30 - Law School Luncheons (must have purchased a ticket)
Creighton University - Room 301
Drake University - Rooms 304-305
University of Iowa - Rooms 302-303
5:30 - 6:30 - Joint Presidents' Reception - Grand Ballroom Attium (Complimentary to all Annual Meeting attendees)
7:00 - I-Cubs Game Outing at Principal Park
(must have purchased a ticket)

  AG LAW TRACK (ROOMS 312-313)
  Sponsored by Iowa Agricultural Development Division - Iowa Finance Authority

  Complete outlines for track
12:45 - 1:45    2:05 - 3:05    3:15 - 4:15 
Business Formation to Take
the Greatest Advantage of FSA Rules

Bill Bridgforth
  Hay Ground, Horses and Home Rule:
An Ag Law Year in Review

Kristine Tidgren

 
  Ag Lien Update,
Loan Workout Concerns
and Lender Liability Issues
in Today's Ag Economy

Robert Hartwig
Materials   Materials   Materials
   
 CORPORATE COUNSEL TRACK (ROOMS 314-315)
 Complete outlines for track
12:45 - 1:45   2:05 - 3:05   3:15 - 4:15
Data Breach! Now What?
John Lande
 
  Hot Topics in Employment Law:
What to Worry About Now

Espnola Cartmill
  Access to Justice:
What Does it Mean and
Why Does It Matter?

Justice Brent Appel
Materials   Materials   No materials
         
  EMPLOYMENT LAW/MEDIATION TRACK (ROOMS 316-317)
  Complete outlines for track
12:45 - 1:45   2:05 - 3:05   3:15 - 3:45   3:45 - 4:15
The Changing Face of
Concerted and Protected
Activity in Employment Law

James Hanks
  That was Then, This is
Now: Changes to Chapter
20 Collective Bargaining

Ann Smisek
 
  So You Want to
Be a Mediator
Darin Harmon

  Innovations in Family Law Mediation
Kristen Hall, Cory McClure and Kimberly Stamatelos
Materials   Materials   Materials   No materials
         
  FEDERAL PRACTICE TRACK (ROOMS 306-307)
  Complete outlines for track added on 6/14/2017
12:45 - 1:45   2:05 - 3:05   3:15 - 4:15    
Introduction to Judge Kelly Mahoney:
Views from the Bench, Best Practices
and Federal Court Practices

Hon. Kelly Mahoney
  Federal Criminal Procedure Law:
Emerging Issues

Peter Deegan, Andrew Kahl, Mike Lahammer and James Whalen
  Immigration Updates that Every Practitioner Should Know
Kim Blankenship and
Daniel Vondra
   
Materials added on 6/14/2017
  No materials
  Materials    
             
  FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW TRACKS (ROOMS 318-320)
 
Complete outlines for track updated on 6/14/2017
12:45 - 1:45   2:05 - 3:05   3:15 - 4:15    
Courtroom Etiquette
Hon. Lawrence McLellan, Hon. Michael
Moon, Hon. Stephen Owen and Hon. Nancy Tabor
  Common Motions and Pleadings in Civil Matters
Andrew Boettger
  Practical Landlord Tenant Law
Christopher Warnock
   
Materials   Materials added 6/13/2017
  Materials updated on 6/14/2017
   
             
  JUDGES TRACK (ROOMS 308-310)
 
Complete outlines for track
12:45 - 1:45   2:05 - 4:15
Update on Sentencing Chart and
Current Sentencing Issues

Hon. Michael Mullins
  The Science of Eyewitness Memory
Dr. Gary Wells
No materials
  Materials
             
   PLENARY TRACK (Ballroom B)
  Sponsored by Reynolds & Reynolds Inc.

4:15 - 5:30            
Ethical Forms of Billing
Nick Critelli
           
No materials
           

SCHEDULE - TUESDAY, JUNE 20

Events
7:00 - Registration and Exhibit Hall Opens

7:00 - 8:00 - Open AA Meeting - Boardroom 2
7:00 - 8:00 - Open Al-Anon Meeting - Boardroom 3
12:00 - 1:30 - 50-Year Member Luncheon - Rooms 308-310 (must have purchased a ticket)
12:00 - 1:30 - Probate Track Luncheon - Room 301 (must have purchased a ticket)
1:30 - 4:30 - YLD Meeting - Rooms 302-303
3:45 - 4:45 - Yoga/Breathing/Mindfulness - Boardroom 2
5:15 - 6:15 - Open AA Meeting - Boardroom 2
5:15 - 6:15 - Open Al-Anon Meeting - Boardroom 3

5:30 - 8:30 - YLD Tailgate - ISBA Headquaters, 625 E. Court Ave

   ACCESS TO JUSTICE TRACK (ROOMS 304-305)
9:20 - 10:20   10:20 - 10:50   11:00 - 12:00  
Law Office Incubators
Fred Rooney
  Update from the Access to Justice
Commission

Marvin DeJeer, Stephen Eckley, Anjela Shutts and Bruce Walker
  Closer Look at the Importance of Civil
Legal Services on Domestic Abuse Victims

Dr. Carolyn Hartley, Dr. Lynette Renner and Jessica Taylor
 
No materials   No materials   Materials added on 6/14/2017
 
           
  CASE LAW TRACK (BALLROOM B) 
  Complete outlines for track updated on 6/14/2017
9:20 - 10:50 11:00 - 12:00   1:30 - 3:00   3:20 - 4:20
  4:30 - 5:00
Civil Case Law
Update

Hon. Paul Ahlers
  Expedited Civil Actions
Update

Timothy Bottaro, Justice
Edward Mansfield, Chief
Judge Marlita Greve,
District 7, Hon. Sean
McPartland and Karla
Shea
  Criminal Law Update
B. John Burns
   Workers’ Compensation
Case Law Update

Andrew Giller
   Public Safety
Assessment: Iowa Implementation

Zachary Dal Pra
 Materials   No materials    Materials    Materials   Materials added 6/14/2017
                 


  FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW TRACK (ROOMS 314-315)
  Complete outlines for track update 6/13/2017
 9:20 - 10:20   10:20 - 10:50   11:00 - 12:00   1:30 - 2:30    2:30 - 3:00   3:20 - 4:20   4:30 - 5:00
Drafting and
Executing
Wills in Iowa

Steven Reed
  The Client
Interview

Meredith
Mahoney
Nerem
  Juvenile Court:
What You Need
to Know to Hit
the Ground
Running

Nicole Facio
  Justice Before the Verdict: Fighting
Iowa’s Cash Bond
Problem to Get
Better Client
Outcomes

Steven Drahozal
  Cross
Examination:
Drug Recognition
Experts

Heather Jackson
Badovinac and
Sarah Keely
  Effective
Closing
Arguments

Aaron
Hawbake
  Criminal Trial
Workshop

Steven Drahozal,
Heather Jackson
Badovinac and
Sarah Keel
Materials   Materials   Materials updated 6/13/2017
  Materials   Materials   Materials   No materials
  JUDGES TRACK # 1 (ROOMS 306-307)
  Complete outlines for track

 9:20 - 10:50   11:00 - 12:00   3:20 - 4:20  
Marijuana and Driver
Safety: Fact and Fiction

Carl Dawson
  Common Errors in Criminal Proceedings:
An Empirical Approach

Hon. Christopher McDonald
  Proposed Changes to Child Support Guidelines
Hon. Thomas Bitter, Hon. Chad Kepros and
Hon. Eliza Ovrom
 
No materials   Materials   Materials  
           
  JUDGES TRACK # 2 (BALLROOM B)
  Complete outlines for track
9:20 - 10:50   11:00 - 12:00     1:30 - 3:00
Civil Litigation Update
Hon. Paul Ahlers
  Expedited Civil Actions Update
Timothy Bottaro, Justice Edward Mansfield, Chief Judge Marlita Greve, District 7, Hon. Sean McPartland and Karla Shea
  Criminal Law Update
B. John Burns
Materials   No materials
      Materials
             
 JUVENILE LAW TRACK (ROOMS 316-317)  
 Complete outlines for track updated on 6-16-2017
1:30 - 2:30   2:30 - 3:00   3:20 - 4:20   4:30 - 5:00
Juvenile Case Law
Update

Prof. Brent Pattiso
n
  Juvenile Court to District Court: Guardianship and Jurisdiction
Prof. Josephine Gittler and Hon. Susan Christensen
 

  Effective Parent
Representation: Spotlight
on Education Law

Thomas Mayes
  Best Practices in Detention Hearings: What Does Good
Representation Look Like

Prof. Brent Pattison and Erin Romar
Materials updated on 6-16-2017
  Materials added on 6-16-2017
  Materials   Materials
             
 LITIGATION TRACK (ROOMS 312-313)
 
Complete outlines for track added on 6/16/2017
11:00 - 12:00   3:20 - 4:20   4:30 - 5:00  
Let’s Make a Deal: Strategies for
Negotiating With (or Without) Mediation

David Baker and Timothy Semelrot
h
   iLitigation: Essential Apps and
Websites for Litigators

Robert Livingston and Joseph Mose
r
  How to Be an Expert on Experts
Megan Dimitt
 
Materials added on 6/16/2017
  Materials added on 6/16/2017
  Materials  
           
  PLENARY TRACK (BALLROOM B)
 
Sponsored by Lockton Affinity
  Complete outline for track
8:00 - 9:00  
 The Office of Professional Regulation’s Report  
 Tre Critelli  
 Materials  
   
 PROBATE TRACK (ROOMS 318-320)
 Complete outlines for track updated on 6/14/2017
9:20 - 9:50   9:50 - 10:20   10:30 - 11:00  
11:00 - 12:00
  1:30 - 2:15    2:15 - 3:00   3:20 - 5:00  
Legislative
Update

Travis
Cavanaugh
  ABLE
Accounts

Jana
Luttenegger
Weiler
   Income Tax
Considerations
in Estate
Planning

Jessica Doro
  Current Issues
for Trust and
Estate Lawyers

Paul Morf,
Michel Nelson
and Wayne
Reames
  The Risk in
ILIT Risk
Management
Joseph Kizer
  Using Our
New Digital
Assets Act

Joshua
Weideman
  The Iowa Supreme
Court Guardianship
and Conservatorship
Reform Task Force

Justice Bruce Zager
and Prof. Josephine
Gittler
 
 Materials   Materials   Materials added 6/14/2017
  Materials   Materials   Materials   Materials updated on 6/14/2017  
                           
  VARIETY TRACK (ROOMS 316-317)
  Complete outlines for track
9:20 - 10:20   10:20 - 10:50   11:00 - 12:00
Review of Government Decisions, Petitions for Judicial Review Making
Rebecca Brommel, James Byrne and
Hon. Scott Rosenberg
  Becoming a Better Lawyer:
Navigating Psychological Pitfalls in Your Practice

Lawrence Scanlon
  Federal Trade Commission and Data Security
Thomas Walton
Materials   Materials   Materials


SCHEDULE - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

Events
7:00 - Registration and Exhibit Hall Opens

7:00 - 8:00 - Open AA Meeting - Boardroom 2
7:00 - 8:00 - Open Al-Anon Meeting
- Boardroom 3
12:00 - 1:30 - Luncheon Honoring the Iowa Supreme Court -
Ballroom A (must have purchased a ticket)
1:30 - 5:00 - ISBA Board of Governors Meeting -
Rooms 308-310
5:15 - 6:15 - Open AA Meeting -
Boardroom 2
5:15 - 6:15 - Open Al-Anon Meeting
- Boardroom 3
6:15- ISBA Annual Awards Gala - Ballroom B

  COMMERCIAL AND BANKRUPTCY LAW TRACK (ROOMS 316-317)
  Complete outlines for track
8:00 - 9:00   9:10 - 10:10   10:30 - 11:15   11:30 - 12:00  
Chapter 12 Family Farm
Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy
Venue Reform: Keeping Cases
Near the Business

Joseph Peiffer
  Bankruptcy Law Update
Hon. Thad Collins and
Hon. Anita Shodeen
  An Article 9 Primer for Iowa Attorneys
Prof. Matthew Doré
  Student Loan Debt: The Trillion Dollar Problem
Nancy Thompson
 
Materials   Materials   Materials   Materials  
  ELDER LAW TRACK (ROOMS 305-307)
  Complete outlines for track updated on 6/17/2017
8:00 - 9:00   9:10 - 10:10   10:30 - 12:00   1:30 - 2:40   2:40 - 3:40    
Medicaid and Managed Care: Helping Your Client with
Grievances and Appeals

Cyndy Miller, Elizabeth Norris
and Kelli Todd
  Mediation in the Elder Law World
Kristen Hall
  Getting Old Ain’t
for Dummies:
Helping Your Client
to Achieve Health
Literacy

Jo Kline Cebuhar
  Medical Capacity
Dr. Robert Bender
  Determining Legal Competency in
Guardianships and
Conservatorships

Frank Tenuta
   
Materials added on 6/14/2017
  No materials   Materials   Materials added on 6/18/2017
  Materials  
                     
  FAMILY LAW TRACK
  (BALLROOM B at 8:00 a..m./ROOMS 302-304 at 1:30 p.m.)

  Complete outlines for track updated on 6/14/2017
8:00 - 9:00   9:10 - 10:10   10:30 - 11:30   11:30 - 12:00   1:30 - 2:30   2:40 - 3:40  
Family Law
Case Update

James Meade
  Proposed Changes
in the Child
Support Guidelines

Kevin Kaufman,
Hon. Chad Kepros,
Hon. Eliza Ovrom
and Marlis Robberts
  Identify, Value
and Distribute:
A Look Into
Common and
Unique Issues
in Equitable
Distribution

Joseph Pavelich
  Using Child
Abuse Assessment
Summaries and DHS Investigations in the
Family Law Case

Cory McClure, Ellen
Ramsey-Kacena and
Kristi Traynor
  Representing
Children in
Family Law
Cases and
Changes to Iowa Code §598.12

Lora McCollom
  Alcoholism and
Addiction: Helping
The Non-Alcoholic
Spouse in a Family
Law Case

Diane Dornburg,
Sherrie Nelson and
Teresa
Furneaux
 
 Materials   Materials   Materials added on 6/14/2017
  No materials   Materials added on 6/13/2017    Materials updated on 6/14/2017
 
                       
  FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW TRACK (ROOMS 314-315)
 
Complete outlines for track
 8:00 - 9:00    9:10 - 10:10    10:30 - 11:30    1:30 - 2:30   2:40 - 3:40 
Trust Accounts 201
Trinity Braun-Arana
  What’s Between Me and A 1/3 Fee? - Landmines in General
Personal Injury Claims

Timothy Semelroth
  Nuts and Bolts of
Iowa Residential Real
Estate Transactions

Timothy Gartin
  The Basics of
Commitments,
Guardianships and
Conservatorships

Amy Moore
  Workers’
Compensation
101

Ashley Grieser
Materials   Materials   Materials   Materials   Materials
                 
  JUDGES TRACKS (BALLROOM B at 8:00 a.m./ROOMS 318-320 at 9:10 a.m.)
 
Complete outlines for track
8:00 - 9:00   9:10 - 10:10   10:30 - 11:30    1:30 - 3:40  
Family Law
Case Update

James Meade
  Judicial Branch
Legislative Update

Sydney Kronkow
  Being a Trauma-Informed Judge
Hon. Romonda Belcher and
Hon. Colin Witt
  How Judges Can Create Positive
Outcomes for Children in Custody Cases

Jenny Schulz
 
Materials   No materials   Materials   Materials  
               
 LITIGATION TRACK (ROOMS 312-313)
 Complete outlines for track updated on 6/14/2017
8:00 - 9:00   9:10 - 10:10   10:30 - 12:00   1:30 - 2:30    2:40 - 3:10   3:10 - 3:40  
ADB Update:
Building Your
Ethics Safety
Net

Tara van
Brederode
  What’s New at the
DOL and What
to do When the
DOL Knocks

Jill Jensen-Welch
  Advising Clients
on Handling Their
Electronically
Stored Information

Christine Branstad,
Igor Dobrosavljević,
Scott Gratias, Hon.
Scott Rosenberg
and Brett Trout
  Tips for A
Successful
Mediation

David Baker,
Dwight James
and Mary Lynn
Neuhaus
  Appellate Motion
Practice

Tyler Buller
  The Long Game:
Need–to-Know
Error Preservation
Principles to
Protect Your Case
on Appeal

Kelli Huser and
Vidhya Reddy
 
 Materials   Materials   Materials added 6/14/2017
  Materials   Materials   Materials  
  PLENARY TRACK (ROOMS 312-320)
4:00 - 5:00
Ethics Jeopardy
Michael Streit
No Materials
 
  REAL ESTATE TRACK (ROOMS 316-317)
  Complete outlines for track
1:30 - 2:30   2:40 - 3:40  
Current Issues in Partition Law in Iowa
Daniel Fischer and James Nervig
  Conservatorship and Power of Attorney Issues in Real Estate
Mark Cord
 
Materials   Materials  

 

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