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When: Oct. 20, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn
8600 Northpark Drive
Johnston, Iowa  50131
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Thank you for agreeing to present at an ISBA event.


EVENT DATE:  OCT. 20, 2017
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the presentation and check in with the ISBA staff.

LOCATION:  Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131
As a speaker you receive complimentary registration for the seminar as well as one night hotel accommodation if you are traveling over 100 miles. Room and tax will be paid for by the ISBA. Please click on the registration link above to register as a speaker. 

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
It is very important that you submit an outline since the attendees are expecting your materials. All materials must be submitted to the ISBA in electronic format.


Please keep the guidelines and tips below in mind when creating your outline.

  • Page margins should be no less than one inch margin on the top, bottom and sides.
  • The maximum length is thirty (30) pages.  This includes any references materials, forms or bibliographies.
  • Please remember to include page numbers in your outline. Paginated (center bottom)
  • Preferred format for original materials is Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced.
  • Please include supplemental PowerPoint slides at the same time you submit your outline. Copy of the PowerPoint will be
    included with the materials for attendees.
  • Please send all outlines to Christy Cronin at crronin@iowabar.org by the outline date provided above. Materials submitted late
    may not be included in printed materials.
  • We are able to open the following software: Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, PowerPoint, PDF


Here are a few additional tips to make your outline the perfect reference material for attendees.

  • Limit the amount of scanned copies. Scanned copies often produce an inferior print quality.
  • Attendees find full citations of cases and resources that you reference useful. Please include this information in your outline when possible.
  • Provide forms if pertinent; attendees love them.
  • Headings and subheadings help with readability and also bookmarking electronic versions of the outline.
  • Please keep in mind attendees often use outlines as reference materials after the event.


The first page of the written materials will include a title page. The Bar Office will prepare the title page. Please include in your email with the outline the following information.

  • Title of your presentation
  • How you would like your name listed on the title page.
  • Your firm or employer’s name
  • Contact address and phone number
  • Email address if you would like to include this information


Please take a few minutes to register as a speaker.  When you register as a speaker you will be asked for your presentation title, topic description, biographical information, and your AV needs.  You will also be able to fill in the information required for us to reserve you a hotel room if you need one.  Please click on the registration button at the top of this page.


Please remember topic titles are one of the most important parts of the program. A good topic title tells the focus of the presentation.
Listed below are a few examples of good topic titles.

How to Get the Deal Done: Tips and Wisdom from Employment Law Mediators

Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Employment Law Trials


Please take a few minutes and describe the topic you will be covering during your
presentation. This will help ISBA staff to better market the program. Thank you.

Example of a topic description:

This one hour presentation will focus on the tax pitfalls of poor timing including tax on forgiveness of debt as well as tax on non-recourse debt will be examined. Potential solutions to the tax pitfalls, both in and out of bankruptcy will be compared including discharge of taxes in Chapters 7, 11, and 12. Offers in compromise, and installment agreements with the IRS will also be reviewed.


Please take a few minutes to provide a short bio. Please include your field of law and information to show your expertise in the topic you are presenting on


If you have any questions regarding outlines please contact:

Christy Cronin
CLE Director
The Iowa State Bar Association
625 E. Court Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 515‐867‐4488
Email: ccronin@iowabar.org

Paula Murphy‐Puck
CLE Assistant
The Iowa State Bar Association
625 E. Court Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 515‐697‐7892
Email: pmurphy‐puck@iowabar.org