2019 Annual Meeting
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6/10/2019 to 6/12/2019
Where: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Click the "Register" button above to sign-up online for the 2019 ISBA Annual Meeting.

Let the 2019 ISBA Annual Meeting excitement begin! Iowa’s largest legal convention is scheduled to take place June 10-12 at downtown Des Moines' Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (Iowa Events Center).

Register today to join hundreds of Iowa lawyers and other legal professionals in a lively environment for informative CLE programming and socializing opportunities such as the ISBA Awards Gala, Young Lawyers Division Social, Joint Presidents' Reception and much more.

Joining the ISBA once again for the annual meeting will be the Iowa Judges Conference, further making the convention a must-attend for all of Iowa’s legal community.

Please make arrangements today to join us June 10-12 in Des Moines.









Prices below reflect the walk-in registration rates for the 2019 ISBA Annual Meeting. Early-bird pricing ended June 5. 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, 2015 - June 30, 2017) - $335
ISBA YLD (Years 1-3: Admitted After July 1, 2017) - Free
Non-ISBA Members - $535
Paraprofessional (Legal Assistants & Office Employees) - $245
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 - $285
Tuesday Only - $310
Wednesday Only - $310

Annual meeting has been approved for 17 state hours which includes up to 7.50 ethics and 4.50 juvenile law hours.

Below are the CLE tracks for annual meeting. Click on the days or tracks for additional information.

Case Law  |  Elder Law  |  Judges #1  |  Judges #2  |  Plenary Session

Family Law  |  Judges #1  |  Judges #2  |  Real Estate/Commercial and Bankruptcy  |  Plenary Session

Litigation  |  Probate  |  Variety

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

Monday, June 10
Joint Presidents' Reception (complimentary)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

There’s no better way to wind down after Monday’s CLE programming than at the Joint Presidents’ Reception. Come relax with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks

Painting and Wine with 515 Wine With Design - $40
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Come and join the ISBA and Marcy Davidson for a fun painting class on Monday. No special skills are necessary as you will be taken step by step through the artistic experience. All supplies are included and the ISBA will provide food and drinks. You bring your creativity. Registration handled by 515 Wine by Design. Click here to register.

Tuesday, June 11
University of Iowa Law School Hospitality Suite
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Throughout the day on Tuesday, the University of Iowa College of Law welcomes all their alumni to a hosted hospitality suite at the Iowa Events Center. The gathering takes place from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a limited number of lunch items available to attendees.

Creighton Law School Luncheon - $25

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The law school luncheons provide an excellent opportunity to connect or reconnect with fellow alumni in a welcoming environment.

Drake Law School Luncheon - $25
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The law school luncheons provide an excellent opportunity to connect or reconnect with fellow alumni in a welcoming environment.

Healthy Cooking Demo
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

The Iowa Event Center's chef will be providing a healthy cooking demo for annual meeting attendees. Learn the secrets to healthier cooking and tastier dishes. Number of participants must hit a minimum of five in order for the demo to take place. Healthy lunch snacks will be made available after the demo.

Young Lawyers Division BBQ Bash
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: ISBA Parking Lot (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines)
Sponsored by Reynolds & Reynolds Inc.

One of the most popular Annual Meeting social events, the YLD Social is the place to let your hair down and simply enjoy the surroundings. You'd be hard pressed to find another legal social gathering with the lively environment at the YLD Social.

Wednesday, June 12
Iowa Supreme Court Luncheon - $25
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Iowa Title Guaranty

Join the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. for an afternoon of fellowship.

ISBA Annual Awards Gala - $60
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Lockton Affinity, LLC

The ISBA Annual Awards Gala is a formal, black-tie-optional event full of rich traditions including the passing of the gavels for both the senior bar and the Young Lawyers Division.

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

Wellness Walk
Tuesday: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Take a joyful walk from the Iowa Events Center through the streets of Des Moines. Led by annual meeting participants Hope Wood and Kimberly Graham, the excursion includes wellness tips and a brief presentation on strengthening one's mind, body and soul. Join in on the fun and end the day energized! 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. Healthy lunch snacks will be made available. Participants will meet in front of the ISBA registration desk.

Yoga and Deep Breathing
Tuesday: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m..
Wednesday: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Relax and reduce your stress level on Tuesday and Wednesday with a quick yoga session. During these sessions, fruit, yogurt and other healthy snacks will be provided for those participating. Please indicate your day(s) of interest when registering.

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 a continued effort to keep costs down and to be as “green” as possible, the 2019 ISBA Annual Meeting will be paperless. The ISBA will provide digital copies of the materials to all conference attendees via an online materials webpage 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 including the judges tracks.

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Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park St., Des Moines
(515) 241-1456

Special Rate: $159/night

A block of rooms has been reserved for June 9 - June 12. The special room rate will be available until May 17th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Reservations may be made either by phone or online. To make reservations by phone, please call (515) 241-1456 and indicate you are attending The Iowa State Bar Association's Annual Meeting. The deadline for making reservations is May 17.

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The Iowa State Bar Association would like to thank the following companies for their sponsorship of the 2019 ISBA Annual Meeting.


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