2013 Family Law Seminar
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2013 Family Law Seminar

This seminar is sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association's Family Law Section

10/24/2013 to 10/25/2013
When: 10/24/2013
7:30 AM
Where: West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa  50266
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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7:30 - 8:00 AM - Registration
8:00 - 9:15 - Shared Care-To Presume or Not To Presume? That is the Question.
Speakers: Maria Cognetti, President-Elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Stacey Warren, Babich Goldman, PC.
9:15 - 10:15 - New Ways for Families: A New Method for Managing High Conflict Clients
Speaker: Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute
10:15 -10:30 - Break
10:30 - Noon - New Ways for Families: Self-Management Skills Lawyers Can Teach Clients
Speaker: Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute
Noon - 1:00 - Lunch (provided with registration)
1:00 - 2:15 - Protecting Clients, Children, Families, Lawyers and Staff from Violence, Kidnapping, and Stalking
Speakers: Bill Eddy,High Conflict Institute; Tom Langlas, Gallagher Langlas & Gallagher PC; Laura Roan, Attorney General’s Office, and Sgt. Robert Greenlee, Waterloo Police Department
2:15 - 3:15 - Lawyer and Client Preparation to Make Mediation Work
Speakers: Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute; Lora Mccollom, McCollom Law Firm PLLC; and Chad Kepros, Bray & Klockau PLC
3:15 - 3:30 - Break
3:30 - 4:15 - Business Valuation: What is Hiding Behind the Curtain-Tips to Guide You Through Haunted Forest
Speakers: Alan Ryerson and/or James Nalley, BCC Advisers
4:15 - 5:00 - Back to Basics: Discovery – Draft and Respond Effectively
Speaker: David Jungmann

5:00 - Chair’s Reception (sponsored by BCC Advisers) - Join us for complimentary drinks and snacks, greet old friends, make new acquaintances, meet our speakers, discuss the day's events and tomorrow's topics.

6:30 - Dine-Arounds
With tables reserved at some of the best eateries in Des Moines and West Des Moines, this fun "Dutch treat" event is an excellent opportunity to enjoy dinner at an excellent restaurant while networking with old friends and other conference attendees. Please sign-up at the Family Law Seminar registration table.

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Family Law Update
Speaker: Jim Meade, Meade Law Firm
9:00 - 10:00 - Dividing Retirement Benefits: Drafting Settlement Agreements &QDROS That You and The Plan Administrator Won't Regret
Speakers: Wendy Drefahl, WFA Econometrics

10:00 - 10:15 - Break (sponsored by HDH Advisors LLC)
10:15 - 11:00 - Disestablishment of Paternity
Speakers: Sharon Mellon, Mellon & Spies and Joe Pavelich, Mellon & Spies
11:00 - Noon - The Dream & Reality: Expectations Placed on Those Who Represent Children in Family Court
Speakers: District Court Judge Eliza Ovrom, Jenny Schulz, Kids First Law Center; Barbara Davis; and Ellen Ramsey Kacina
Noon - 1:00 - Lunch (provided with registration)
1:00 - 2:00 - Dealing with Special Needs Clients and Dependents in Family Law Cases
Speakers: Diane Dornburg, Carney & Appleby, PLC; Amy Botkin, Vocational Resources Plus LLC; Dennis Burns, Connect the Dots 4 Life; and Polk County Probate Judge Craig Block
2:00 - 3:00 - Lawyers’ Mental Health and Depression Issues [1 Hour Ethics Credit]
Speaker: Hugh Grady, Lawyer Assistance Program Director
3:00 - 3:15 - Break
3:15 - 4:00 - Unraveling the Mysteries of Social Security Which Family Lawyers Need To Know
Speakers: Joe Basque and Elizabeth Norris, Iowa Legal Aid
4:00 - 5:00 - Appellate Advocacy: How to Win on Appeal
Speaker: Andrew Howie, Hudson Mallaney Shindler & Anderson PC

Only electronic materials will be available for this event. A link to event materials will be sent to registrants via e-mail days in advance. Please make sure to include your current e-mail address when registering for this event.

REGISTRATION FEE (Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fee. Registering after October 22nd will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount)
ISBA Members - $275
Family Law Section Member - $260
Non-ISBA Members - $400
Judges - $95
Materials only - $75

Students - $15

CLE CREDIT (approved)
15 hours of state CLE which includes 1 hour of ethics and 1.75 federal hours

West Des Moines Marriott, 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Room rate: $109/per night (+ tax)

PRIZES (drawing will take place at the 3:00 break on Friday)
iPad - Alft & Wilson Publishing