2019 Family Law Seminar
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/24/2019 to 10/25/2019
When: 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
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West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa  50266
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

Online registration is available until: 10/24/2019
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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
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 - Complimentary Chair’s Reception (Sponsored by BCC Advisers)

Juvenile Law Track
8:00 - 11:00 - The New Iowa Minor Guardianship Proceedings Act: Iowa Code Chapter 232D - Speakers: Ellen Ramsey-Kacena; Prof. Brent Pattison, Drake University Law School, Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights; and Prof. Josephine Gittler, the University of Iowa Law School, Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law

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    
10:30 - Noon - The Intersection of Elder Law and Family Law
- Speaker: Thad Murphy, Pioneer Law Office
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, Carney & Appleby PLC and Lora McCollom, McCollom Law Firm PLLC
2:45 - 3:00 - Break
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.