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SCHEDULE - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
7:30 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 8:30 - Changes to Juvenile Guardianships - Speakers: Jenny Dorman, Carney and Appleby PLC and Lora McCollom, McCollom Law Firm PLLC
8:30 - 10:00 - Spousal Support Guidelines: What Other Jurisdictions are Doing and Changes/Trends in Iowa Spousal Support - Speaker: Andrea Charlow, Drake University Law School and Craig Ross, Marginsoft
10:00-10:15 - Break (Sponsored by Lockton Affinity)
10:15 - 11:15 - Temporary Orders: Successful Tips From the Bench - Speaker: Hon. Chad Kepros, State of Iowa Judicial Branch
11:15 - 12:00 - Name Changes and Birth Certificates - Speaker: Melissa Bird, Bureau Chief of Health Statistics
12:00 - 1:00 - Complimentary Lunch (Sponsored by HDH Advisors LLC)
1:00 - 2:45 - Family First Prevention Services Act - Speaker: Hon. William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge
2:45 - 3:00 - Break (Sponsored by Lockton Affinity)
3:00 - 5:00 - Analyzing Small Business Owner’s Tax Return - Speaker: Steve Belay, Anderson Wilmarth Van Der Maaten Belay Fretheim Gipp Lynch & Zahasky; Al Ryerson Gilbert & Cook Inc.; Jim Nalley CPA, BCC Advisers
5:00 - Chair’s Reception (Sponsored by BCC Advisers)
Following the CLE program, join event organizers, presenters and fellow attendees at the complimentary Chair's Reception. Food and beverages provided at the West Des Moines Marriott in the exhibit area. Please indicate attendance when registering.
Juvenile Law Track
8:00 - 10:00 – Minor Guardianships - Speakers: Ellen Ramsey-Kacena and Breanna Young, Davis Brown Law Firm
10:00 - 11:00 – Juvenile Appeals - Speaker: Sara Strain Linder, Bray & Klockau PLC
SCHEDULE - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
7:30 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 9:15 - Family Law Update - Speaker: James Meade, Meade Law Office
9:15 - 10:15 - Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa QDRO Basics - Speaker: Daniel Cassidy, Deputy Director of MFPRSI
10:15 - 10:30 - Break (Sponsored by Alft & Wilson Publishing - Iowa Support Master)
10:30 - Noon - The Intersection of Elder Law and Family Law - Speaker: Thad Murphy, Pearson Bollman Law
12:00 - 1:00 - Complimentary Lunch (Sponsored by Gilbert & Cook, Inc.)
1:00 - 2:00 - Jack of All Trades, Master of None (Ethics and Best Practices) - Speakers: Alison Werner Smith, Hayek Moreland Smith & Bergus, LLP; Joseph Pavelich, Spies, Pavelich & Foley, LLC; and Thomas Maxwell, Leff Law Firm LLP
2:00 - 2:45 - Proper Role of Attorney for a Child, GAL, and Child and Family Reporter - Speaker: Diane Dornburg, Kids First Law Center and Lora McCollom, McCollom Law Firm PLLC
2:45 - 3:00 - Break (Sponsored by Alft & Wilson Publishing - Iowa Support Master)
3:00 - 4:00 - Ethics - Speaker: Tara Van Brederode, Assistant Director For Attorney Discipline, Office of Professional Regulation
4:00 - 5:00 - Avoiding the Complaint: Organizing Your Life and Practice to Stay Out of Ethics Trouble - Speaker: Erin Lee Schneider, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Drake University Law School
CLE CREDIT (approved)
15 state hours which includes 3 ethics and 4.25 juvenile CLE hours
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after October 23 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.
Registration includes electronic version of materials only. If wanting a hard copy version, please select the optional "Hard Copy Materials" ticket when registering. Cost for hard copy materials is an additional $50.
ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Members - $275
Please use promo code famsection when registering to receive the $275 rate. This code is for ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section members only. This code is not applicable to YLD Members (Years 1-5) or judges who are members of the section. If you are a current ISBA member and would like to join the section, visit here or contact the ISBA's Membership Department at 515-697-7870. Fee to join the section is $20.
ISBA Members - $290
YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $200
YLD Members (Years 4-5) - $230
Non-ISBA Members - $390
Judges - Free
Law Students - Free
Rooms are available at the West Des Moines Marriott (1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266). Hotel room rate is $139 (+ taxes and fees). Visit the hotel website or call 515-267-1500 to make reservations. Please inform hotel staff when calling that you are an ISBA Family Law Seminar attendee to receive the $139 rate.