2013 Federal Practice Seminar
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2013 Federal Practice Seminar

Presented by The Iowa State Bar Association's Federal Practice Committee

When: 12/13/2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
101 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Early-bird registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins are still welcome at the ISBA registration desk ($50 walk-in fee).

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. - Article III Judges’ Panel

Moderator: Thomas M. Cunningham

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Key Note Speaker: Judge Alex Kozinski Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. –11:50 p.m. - Eighth Circuit Oral Arguments
Two arguments will be held at the U.S. District Courthouse (123 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA). There is no fee to attend either oral argument; both are open to the public.

If attending the Eighth Circuit Oral Arguments but are not planning on attending any other Federal Practice session, please contact ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at cle@iowabar.org for important information concerning CLE credit.

11:50 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. - Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. - Eighth Circuit Panel

Moderator: Ryan G. Koopmans
Panelists: Chief Judge William Jay Riley, Judge Steven M. Colloton, and Judge Jane Kelly

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - Magistrate Judges’ Panel
Moderator: Nathan J. Overberg

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Break Out Sessions

Important Recent Developments in Federal Sentencing
Speaker: Amy Baron-Evans, Sentencing Resource Counsel for the Federal Public and Community Defenders in Boston

Review of U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in the October 2012 Term and Preview of Things to Come
Speaker: Associate Justice David R. Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Relationship Opinions: Discussion of New Iowa Ethics Opinions Concerning Of Counsel, Pro Hac Vice, Contracted Lawyers, Mentorships and Co-Counsel Relationships
Speaker: Nick Critelli, Critelli Law, P.C.


Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fee. Registering after December 12 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee.
ISBA Members - $160
Non-ISBA Members - $235

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

This seminar is presented by The Iowa State Bar Association's Federal Practice Committee