2019 Bridge the Gap Seminar
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9/12/2019 to 9/13/2019
When: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa  50266
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin
515-697-7874


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This unique seminar opportunity will give the new generation of Iowa lawyers an in-depth look at important aspects of the profession from some of the most experienced lawyers in the state.

The two-day conference will offer valuable educational information that hopefully will serve attendees well throughout their legal careers as well as provide an excellent chance to meet new and highly-seasoned lawyers.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
8:00 – 8:30 – 1031 Like Kind Exchanges
– Speaker: Becky Petersen, IPE 1031
8:30 – 9:30 – Roles in Child Representation – Speakers: Annie von Gillern, von Gillern Law Firm; Cole Mayer, Macro & Kozlowski, L.L.P.; and Lora McCollom, McCollom Law Firm PLLC
9:30 – 10:00 – Drug Testing and Employment Law – Speaker: Nate Borland, Timmer & Judkins, PLLC
10:00 -– 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:00 – Trial Law Update – Speakers: Laura Schultes, RSH Legal and Tom Foley, RSH Legal
11:00 – 11:30 – Fast Track Filing – Speaker: Kyle Phillips, I.T. Director, Office of Iowa Secretary of State
11:30 – 12:00 – Dram Shop Law – Speaker: Adam Zenor, Grefe & Sidney PLC
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch (not provided with registration)
1:00 – 2:00 – State Case Law Update
– Speaker: Hon. Paul Ahlers, District Associate Judge, District 2B
2:00 – 2:45 – Stand Your Ground – Hon. Patrick Grady, Chief Judge, District 6
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – Top 10 Myths and Mistakes Made in Farm Estate Planning
– Speakers: David Repp, Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC and Emily Staudacher, Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC
4:005:00 – Reasonable Efforts in Juvenile Court Speakers: Annie von Gillern, von Gillern Law Firm and  Cole Mayer, Macro & Kozlowski, L.L.P

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
8:00 – 8:30 – Legislative Update
– Speaker: State Senator Rob Hogg, District 33
8:30 – 9:30 – Substance Abuse and Legal Professionals – Speaker: Hope Wood, Hope Wood, J.D.
9:30 – 10:00 – Corporate Deposition: You Can’t Say “I Don’t Know” - Speaker: Samuel Jones, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:00 – Business Startup and Overview
– Speaker: William Daly, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC
11:00 – 12:00 – Iowa Conservatorship Changes – Speaker: Breanna Young, Davis Brown Law Firm
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch (not provided with registration)
1:00 – 2:00 – A Prescription for Prosecution: Driving and Drugs
– Speaker: Robert Rehkemper, Gourley Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC
2:00 – 2:45 – Federal Case Law Update – Speaker: Hon. Stephen Jackson, United States Magistrate, Southern District of Iowa
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – How to Save Your Law License and Not Be Sued –
Speaker: Nick Critelli, CritelliLaw PC
4:00 – 5:00 – Top 10 Ways to Lose Your License – Speaker: Prof. Emily Hughes, University of Iowa Law School

CLE CREDIT (approved)  
15 state hours which includes 3 ethics hours and 1 juvenile law credit hour
*Juvenile credit pending

REGISTRATION FEES
Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after September 11 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

ISBA Members - $300
ISBA YLD Lawyers Division Years Members (1-3 years) - $200
ISBA YLD Lawyers Division Years Members (4-5 years) - $230
Non-ISBA Members - $400
Para-Professionals - $160
Judges - Free
Law Students – Free

MATERIALS
No hard copy materials will be available for this event. A link to the materials will be sent to attendees a few days prior to the event so attendees may download/print off materials of their choosing. It is strongly suggested attendees download the materials in advance of the event.

HOTEL INFORMATION
Rooms are available at the West Des Moines Marriott (1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy., West Des Moines, IA 50266). Hotel room rate is $132 (+ taxes and fees). Call 515-267-1500 to make reservations. Please inform hotel staff that you are an ISBA Bridge the Gap Seminar attendee to receive the $132 rate.


Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division