2019 Federal Practice Seminar
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When: 12/13/2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
101 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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A CLE designed for attorneys new to federal practice as well as experienced attorneys looking to brush up on federal practice basics. Attendees will network and learn from members of Iowa’s federal judiciary during the exceptional judges’ panels scheduled as well as the presentations focused on settlement ethics, judicial advocacy and leveraging new attorney talents.

8:00 – 8:30 – Registration
8:30 – 10:00 Article III Judges Panel – Panelists: Article III Judges
Moderator: Emily Hughes, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor and Bouma Fellow in Law, University of Iowa College Of Law
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45 – U.S. Magistrate Judges Panel Panelists: U.S. Magistrate Judges and Susan Bazis, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Nebraska
Moderator: Laurie Doré, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law, Drake University Law School
11:45 – 12:15 Lunch (Not provided with registration. Cost for lunch is $25.)
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch Speaker - Fireside Chat with Dean Jerry Anderson, Drake University Law School and Kevin Patrick, Nyemaster Goode
1:00 – 2:15 – Navigating Different Generations and Leveraging the Talents of Your New Attorneys Speaker: Ursula Furi-Perry, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Becker College
2:15 2:30 – Break
2:30 – 3:30 – Tips for Judicial Advocacy
– Speakers: Chief Judge Leonard Strand, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa and Judge C.J. Williams, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
3:30 – 4:30 – Ethics of Settlement – Speaker: Professor James Coben, Professor of Law and Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute

CLE CREDIT (approved)
6.25 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour

Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after December 12 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

ISBA Members - $195
YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $140
YLD Members (Years 4-5) - $160
Non-ISBA Members - $325
Law Students - Free

Lunch is not provided with registration. Cost for lunch is an additional $25 (please select lunch ticket option when registering).