2018 Juvenile Law Seminar Materials
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2018 Juvenile Law Seminar

ISBA Headquarters or Live Webinar
625 E. Court Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

CLE CREDIT (approved)
7.5 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour and 7 hours of juvenile credits.
Activity ID (In-person) # 291151
Activity ID (Live Webinar) # 291152

Please click here to download the complete materials for the seminar. (Updated on March 8)

If you are attending in person, you will receive a printed copy of the materials. Please download the complete materials for your use if you are attending via the web.   

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


8:00 - Registration

8:30 - 9:30 - Best Practices from Judges -
Speaker: Hon. Colin Witt, District Associate Judge, District 5C - Click here to download the materials for this session.

9:30 -10:15 - Infants Exposed to Opioids - An Approach to Addressing Their Needs -
Speaker: Dr. Rizwan Shah, Retired Child Abuse Program Director and Emeritus Faculty at Blank Children's Hospital - Click here to download the materials for this session. 

10:15 -10:30 - Break

10:30 - 11:30 - Juvenile Psychological and Risk Assessments: Common Themes in Juvenile Psychology -
Speaker: Dr. Ed Connor, Connor & Associates - Click here to download the materials for this session. 

11:40 - 12:10 - Potential Immigration Consequences for Juvenile Delinquents and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status - Julia Zalenski and Rachel Antonuccio, Johnson County Public Defender's Office - Click here to download the materials for this session. 

12:00 - 12:10 - Lunch (included with in-person registration)

Special thank you to OWI & Criminal Defense Directory for sponsoring today's lunch. Stop by their booth at the Juvenile Seminar or visit www.iowadefensedirectory.com.

12:10 - 12:40 - Brief Case Law Update: Top Ten Things You Need to Know Right Now
- Speaker: Prof. Brent Pattison, Director of Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake University - Click here to download the materials for this session.

12:40 - 1:40 - Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES)/Trauma Informed Training -
Speakers: Speakers: Dr. Armeda Wojciak, assistant professor, University of Iowa College of Education and Dr. David Brown, Special Education Instructor, West Liberty High School - Click here to download the materials for this session.

1:40 - 2:25 - Changes in KidsNet/Licensing for Foster and Adoptive Parents
- Moderator: Prof. Brent Pattison, Director of Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights, Drake University Panel: Jane Harvey and Wendy Rickman, Department of Human Services (DHS) - no materials for this session.

2:25 - 2:40 - Break

2:40 - 3:40 - Education Spotlight: Cyberbullying and Delinquency - Speaker: Nicole Proesch, Iowa Department of Education - Click here to download the materials for this session. 

3:45 - 4:45 - Ethics: Technology in Juvenile Cases - Speaker: Tara van Brederode, Attorney Disciplinary Board - Click here to download the materials for this session.  Updated on March 8.


The Iowa State Bar Association and Drake Law School are co-sponsoring a series of CLE webinars covering various topics related to family law. All webinars take place from noon - 1 p.m.

March 7

Representing Children in Iowa

Speakers: Lora McCollom, McCollom Law Firm PLLC and Jenny Schulz, Kids First Law Center

This CLE will address the different roles for attorneys representing children - or their best interests - in Iowa. The program will also cover recent changes to Iowa Code 598.12.

Click here to register for the March 7 webinar on Representing Children in Iowa.

April 25 (originally April 11)
Substance Abuse

Speaker: Diane Dornburg, Carney & Appleby PLC; Sherrie Nelson; Kristen Hepworth; Powell Chemical Center

For this presentation, a panel including a family counselor from a substance abuse treatment program and an adult child of alcoholic parents will discuss the effects of a parent's substance abuse on children in childhood, adulthood and marriage.

Click here to register for the April 25 webinar on Substance Abuse.

May 9
Custody Evaluations

Speakers: Annie von Gillern, Babich Goldman PC and Dr. Sheila Pottebaum, PHD, Child Psychiatry Associates

Click here to register for the May 9 webinar on Custody Evaluations

June 13
Child Support Guidelines

Speakers: Eric Borseth, Borseth Law Office and Hon. Eliza Ovrom, District Court Judge, District 5C

Click here to register for the June 13 webinar on Child Support Guidelines.



JUNE 18-20, 2018
Iowa Events Center (Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center)
833 5th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

The Annual Meeting features dynamic speakers and provides numerous opportunities to learn new approaches and receive updated information on all aspects of the legal field. All while connecting with fellow ISBA members.

Various educational sessions are designed to meet the needs of everyone from a new attorney or court reporter, to an experienced veteran. Learn new approaches and strategies in a variety of topics related to the field, policies and processes, career and staff development, trends and technology, ethical issues, marketing, case law and legislative updates, and many others.

Held each year in June, the conference brings over 1,000 legal professionals together under one roof to gain insight and knowledge from peers and experts in the field.

We are very fortunate to be joined by plenary speaker Prof. Todd Pettys at this year’s conference. On Monday, June 18, Prof. Pettys, H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation, University of Iowa College of Law, will take center stage at Iowa’s largest legal conference.

We hope that this conference is a chance to step back, connect with colleagues and remind ourselves why what Iowa legal professionals do is important work. From rural practitioners to urban attorney, probate or criminal law, solo or large firm, younger and beyond, this conference is designed to meet your needs.