9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
In-person (ISBA Building) or Live Webinar
625 E. Court Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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The ISBA Criminal Law Seminar features well-rounded presenters and timely topics particularly intriguing to both prosecutors and defense attorneys.
After a successful implementation in past years, interested persons will again have the opportunity to register for both the Criminal Law Seminar and the Juvenile Law Seminar (April 3) at a discounted bundle rate. Simply, click here to register for both seminars. To register for the Criminal Law Seminar only, please click the register button at the top of page.
8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 10:00 – Criminal Law Update – Speaker: Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45 – Issues Surrounding the Attorney/Client Relationship
Moderator: Justice Susan Larson Christensen, Iowa Supreme Court
Panel: Ben Smith, Sac County Attorney; Jeff Noble, Assistant Polk County Attorney; John Sandy, Sandy Law Firm PC; and Nick Sarcone, Stowers & Sarcone PLC
11:45 – 12:30 – Lunch (provided with registration)
12:30 – 1:00 – Update from Iowa State Public Defender – Speaker: Kurt Swaim, First Assistant State Public Defender
1:00 – 2:00 – Criminal Immigration Issues – Speaker: Allison McCarthy, Vondra Malott PLC
2:00 – 2:15 – Break
2:15 – 3:15 – Actual Innocence Claims and Successive PCR Applications – Speaker: Alan Ostergren, Muscatine County Attorney
3:15 – 3:45 – Sexual Assault Kit Initiative – Speakers: Michael McDonald and Robert Hamill, Iowa Department of Justice
CLE CREDIT (approved)
5.5 state hours
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after April 2 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.
ISBA Criminal Law Section Members - $175
Please use promo code criminal175 when registering to receive the $175 rate. This code is for ISBA Criminal Law Section members only. This code is not applicable to YLD Members (Years 1-5) who are members of the section. If you are a current ISBA member and would like to join the Criminal Law Section, please visit here or contact the ISBA Membership Department at 515-697-7870. Fee to join a section is $20 per section.
ISBA Members - $190
ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-5) - $125
Non-ISBA Members - $300
Law Students - Free
Please select attendance preference (in-person or live webinar) when registering for these events. In-person attendance will take place at the ISBA Building (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309).
If attending via the live webinar, any materials related to this event, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please include an e-mail address when registering for this event. ISBA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.
Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Criminal Law Section