2018 Annual Meeting
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Iowa Events Center
833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

Online registration is available until: 6/17/2018
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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 (pending)
16.25 state hours which includes 7.5 ethics and 13.75 federal hours*
*ethics and federal credit depend 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.

Monday, June 18 (tracks available)

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

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

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
 View Wednesday's schedule

Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after June 6 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount. 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) - $375
ISBA YLD (Years 4-5: Admitted Between July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016) - $275
ISBA YLD (Years 1-3: Admitted After July 1, 2016) - Free
Non-ISBA Members - $485
Paraprofessional (Legal Assistants & Office Employees) - $175
Law Students - Free

Individual Day Registration - ISBA Members:
Monday Only - $200
Tuesday Only - $225
Wednesday Only - $225

Individual Day Registration - Non-ISBA Members:
Monday Only - $225
Tuesday Only - $285
Wednesday Only - $285
Unless otherwise noted, all annual meeting social events take place at the Iowa Events Center.

Monday, June 18

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

Drake Law School Luncheon - $25
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 UofI Law School alum - limited lunch items available)
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

50-Year Member Luncheon - $25
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Probate Track Luncheon - $25
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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

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

ISBA Annual Awards Gala - $60
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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

Annual Meeting Art Show
Attorneys, judges, court reporters or any other legal professional who possess a love for creating art pieces are welcome to display their works in the Annual Meeting Exhibitor Hall during the length of the event. Not only can you be a proud attorney, you can be a proud artist at this year's conference. To participate, please complete this online form.

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.
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park St., Des Moines, 50309
Room Rate: $155 (+tax)
Special Rate Deadline: May 18

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
Room Rate: $109 (+tax)
Special Rate Deadline: May 27

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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