2018 Annual Meeting
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6/18/2018 to 6/20/2018
Where: Iowa Events Center
833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Registration for this event is now closed.
Walk-ins are welcome at the Iowa Events Center.

Make no mistake, this is THE Iowa legal event of the year! 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, making it the ISBA's largest annual educational and social event.

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.

The conference is also a chance to step back, connect with colleagues and remind yourself why the work Iowa legal professionals do is important. From rural practitioners to urban attorneys, probate or criminal law, solo or large firm, younger and beyond, this conference is designed to meet your needs.

We highly encourage all members of the Iowa legal community to attend. This is your community. This is your association. This is your Annual Meeting.
See you June 18 - 20 in Des Moines!
CLE CREDIT (approved)
17 state hours which includes up to 10.25 ethics, 12.50 federal and 6.5 juvenile law hours.
The total number of CLE credits earned depends on tracks attended.

Iowa judges and the Iowa Court Reporters Association are once again participating in this year's Annual Meeting. The judges will have tracks on Monday and Tuesday only. Iowa's court reporters will have an educational track everyday of the event.

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Monday, June 18 (tracks available)

 • Ag Law   • Federal Practice   • What’s Trending in Law 
 • Collaborative Law  • Fundamentals of Law  • Plenary
 • Corporate Counsel
 • Judges  • Retirement

Tuesday, June 19 (tracks available)
 • Case Law  • Judges  • Plenary
 • Court Reporters  • Juvenile Law  • Probate
 • Fundamentals of Law  • Litigation  

Wednesday, June 20 (tracks available)
 • Access to Justice   • Elder Law  • Litigation 
 • Commercial and Bankruptcy Law
 • Family Law
 • Plenary
 • Court Reporters  • Fundamentals of Law  • Real Estate

Prices below reflect the standard registration rates. Registration for individual days is also available. Judges, law clerks, and judicial branch staff attorneys will receive registration information from the Iowa Judicial Branch.

Full Seminar Registration:
ISBA Members (6 Years or More) - $425
ISBA YLD (Years 4-5: Admitted Between July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016) - $325
ISBA YLD (Years 1-3: Admitted After July 1, 2016) - Free
Non-ISBA Members - $535
Paraprofessional (Legal Assistants & Office Employees) - $225
Law Students - Free

Individual Day Registration - ISBA Members:
Monday Only - $250
Tuesday Only - $275
Wednesday Only - $275

Individual Day Registration - Non-ISBA Members:
Monday Only - $275
Tuesday Only - $335
Wednesday Only - $335
Unless otherwise noted, all annual meeting social events take place at the Iowa Events Center.

Monday, June 18

Creighton Law School Luncheon - $25 (SOLD OUT)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Drake Law School Luncheon - $25 (SOLD OUT)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Joint Presidents' Reception (complimentary)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hilton Des Moines Downtown (435 Park St., Des Moines)
Sponsored by Nyemaster Goode P.C.

Tuesday, June 19
University of Iowa Law School Hospitality Suite (complimentary to U of I Law School alum - limited lunch items available)
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

50-Year Member Luncheon - $25 (SOLD OUT)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Probate Track Luncheon - $25 (SOLD OUT)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

YLD Corks and Forks (complimentary)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ISBA Headquarters (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines)

Wednesday, June 20
Iowa Supreme Court Honors Luncheon - $25 (SOLD OUT)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

ISBA Annual Awards Gala - $60 (SOLD OUT)
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Individual tickets for the non-complimentary social events above may be purchased when registering.

Morning Walks (30 minutes)
See downtown Des Moines with a daily morning walk prior to that day's CLE programming. Led by an ISBA Annual Meeting Committee member, speaker or volunteer, these walks offer participants an opportunity to start the morning energized and refreshed, putting them in the right mindset for the rest of the day. If interested, please select the day(s) you wish to join when registering. Number of participants must hit a minimum of five in order for walks to proceed. Route is dependent on weather conditions. Participants will meet in the Hilton Hotel Lobby at the following times:

Monday: 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:45 a.m.

Yoga and Deep Breathing
Relax and reduce your stress level on Tuesday and Wednesday with a quick yoga session. During the lunch hour sessions, fruit, yogurt and other healthy snacks will be provided for those participating. Please indicate your day(s) of interest when registering. Sessions will take place during the following times:

Tuesday: 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Annual Meeting Art Show
Due to lack of participants, this event has been cancelled.

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park St., Des Moines, 50309

Part of the Des Moines Skywalk system, Hilton Des Moines Downtown is the only hotel directly connected to the Iowa Events Center, including the convention centers. Dine downtown with an outside fireplace on the patio of Park Street Kitchen, and relax in the indoor pool and expansive fitness center.

Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus
1050 6th Ave., Des Moines 50314
Phone: 515-283-0151

Event Location
Unless otherwise noted, all annual meeting CLE tracks and social events take place at the Iowa Events Center (Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center).

Please be aware that attendees are on their own for lunch if luncheon tickets are not purchased. Due to the location of the Iowa Events Center, walking to nearby restaurants may be difficult for some attendees. We encourage attendees to participate in scheduled luncheons or make arrangements ahead of time.

In an effort to keep costs down, and to be as “green” as possible, the 2018 ISBA Annual Meeting will be paperless. The ISBA will provide digital copies of the materials to all conference attendees via an online materials page where attendees can download the materials prior to the conference. It is strongly suggested that attendees download the materials in advance of the event.

Track Attendance
All ISBA Annual Meeting attendees are welcome to attend any of the CLE sessions listed above, including the judges tracks.

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