2018 Federal Practice Seminar
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When: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
101 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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8:30 - 9:30 - Article III Judges Panel – Moderator: Laurie Doré, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law, Drake University Law School
9:30 - 10:30 - U.S. Magistrate Judges Panel - Moderated by Emily Hughes, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor and Bouma Fellow in Law, University of Iowa College Of Law
10:30 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - 12:00 - Protecting the First Amendment in an Anti-Press Age
- Speaker: Prof. Sonja West, University of Georgia School of Law
12:00 - Lunch (Not provided with registration. Cost for lunch is $25)
12:15 - 1:00 - Lunch Presentation - Search and Seizure: Recent Criminal Law Developments - Moderator: Glen Johnson, Nyemaster Goode PC
Speakers: Alfred Willett, Elderkin & Pirnie PLC; Gary Dickey, Dickey & Campbell Law Firm, PLC; and Angela Campbell, Dickey & Campbell Law Firm PLC
1:15 - 2:15 - Deconstructing Trial Innovations in a Complex Products Liability Case - Moderator: Hon. Mark Bennett, U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Iowa
Speakers: Gregory Lederer, Lederer Weston & Craig PLC and Bruce Braley, Leventhal & Puga, P.C.  
2:15 - 2:30 - Break
2:30 - 3:30 - What Jurors Really Think: Practical Guidance for Trial Lawyers
- Speakers: Hon. Amy St. Eve, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals of Illinois and Gretchen Vetter Scavo, Winston & Strawn LLP
3:30 - 4:30 - Ethics - Speaker: Anne Brafford, Aspire, Author of Positive Professionals: Creating High-Performing, Profitable Firms Through the Science of Engagement

CLE CREDIT (approved)
7 state hours which includes 1 ethics

Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after December 13 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

ISBA Members - $195
YLD (Years 1-3) - $150
Non-ISBA Members - $325
Law Students - Free

Lunch is not provided with registration. Cost for lunch is an additional $25 (please select lunch ticket option when registering).