2016 Family Law Seminar
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10/27/2016 to 10/28/2016
When: 10/27/2016 - 10/28/2016
Where: West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa  50266
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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This year’s Family Law Seminar will feature Forrest “Woody” Mosten, an internationally known expert on alternative dispute resolution. Woody will lead a day-long training entitled Building a Successful Unbundled Family Law Practice. You will learn how to expand and improve your practice by increasing legal access to the under served through offering unbundled legal services.

Woody Mosten is recognized as the Father of Unbundling. He will use materials from his forthcoming ABA book, The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Unbundled Legal Services to show how to make unbundled legal services a profitable and rewarding part of your practice. Topics presented on October 27 by Mr. Mosten will include: The New Lawyer: Embracing the Pro Se Revolution and a Consumer Approach To Family Law Practice, Ethical Challenges of Delivering Unbundled Services, Unbundled Representation of Clients in Family Mediation, and Kick-starting Your Unbundled Family Law Practice.

The Iowa State Bar Association would like to thank BCC Advisers for sponsoring the keynote speaker, Forrest "Woody" Mosten.

7:30 - 8:00 – Registration

8:00 - 10:00
• The New Lawyer:  Embracing the Pro Se Revolution and A Consumer Approach to Family Law Practice
• Effectively Delivering Unbundled Legal Services
• The First Consultation
• New Unbundling Lawyer Roles

Speaker: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

10:00 - 10:15 – Break

10:15 - 11:30
• Monitoring and Modifying Limited Scope Services
• Ethical Challenges of Delivering Unbundled Services
• Successful Models of Unbundling

Speaker: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

11:30 - 12:00 - Self - Compassion for the Family Lawyer - Speakers:  Kimberly Stamatelos, Stamatelos & Tollakson and Ashley Tollakson, Stamatelos & Tollakson

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (included in registration fee)
1:00 - 1:30 - How to Build a Unbundling Practice
- Speaker: Amy Skogerson, Skogerson Law PC
and Chad Eichorn, Chad W. Eichorn, P.C.

1:30 - 2:45
• Unbundled Representation of Clients in Family Mediations
• Unbundling Collaborative Practice

Speaker: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

2:45- 3:00 – Break

3:00 - 5:00
• Providing Unbundled Preventive Legal Wellness for Family Law Clients
• Kick Starting Your Unbundled Family Law Practice

Speaker: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

5:00 - 6:00 - Chair’s Reception - Join us for complementary drinks and snacks, greet old friends, make new acquaintances, meet our speakers, discuss the days events and tomorrow’s topics. The Iowa State Bar Association would like to thank HDH Advisors LLC for sponsoring the Chair's Reception.

7:30 - 8:00 - Registration

Juvenile Law Breakout Session:
To provide juvenile law specialists with the three hours of CLE credit required each year, the following sessions will be offered separate from the regular program between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. The final juvenile CLE hour will be provided by the New Every Student Succeeds Act presentation at 1:00 p.m.

8:00 - 9:00 - Placements Stability for Kids in Care – Speaker: Wendy Rickman, DHS
9:00 - 10:00 - Transition Planning for Kids with Special Needs – Speaker: Prof. Brent Pattison, Drake Legal Clinic and a DHS representative

Regular Session:
8:00 - 9:00 - Family Law Case Update - Speaker: James Meade, Meade Law Office 
9:00 - 10:00 - Conduct Your Family Court Trial to Withstand Appeal - Speakers: Andrew Howie, Hudson Mallaney Shindler & Anderson PC and Hon. Richard Doyle, Iowa Court of Appeals
10:00 - 10:15 – Break
10:15 - 11:00 - Family Law Task Force Reports
- Moderator:  Matthew Brandes, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
11:00-12:00 - The Fourteen Most Popular Ways To Be Disbarred or Suspended - Speakers: Kim Baer, Baer Law Office and Andrew Howie, Hudson Mallaney Shindler & Anderson
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (provided with registration)
1:00 - 2:00 - What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know About the New Federal Every Student Succeeds Act
- Speaker: Thomas Mayes, Iowa Department of Education
2:00 - 2:30 - Chapter 598C - Assignment of Visitation Rights by Active Duty Military Parents - Speaker: Captain Ben Hayek, Iowa Army National Guard
2:30 - 3:00 - Family Law Habeas Corpus Proceedings - Diana Miller, Whitfield & Eddy PLC
3:00 - 3:15 – Break
3:15 - 4:15 - War of the Words: Best Practices in High-Conflict Divorces
- Moderator: Diane Dornburg, Carney & Appleby, PLC
Panel: Elizabeth Albright-Battles, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Hon. Robert Hutchison, District Court Judge; Shannon Archer, Polk County Attorney's Office and Daniel Bray, Bray & Klockau PLC
4:15 - 5:00 - Living the Dream: What You Need to Know about the Rule 39.18 Death or Disability Plan - Speaker: Joseph Feller, Koopman Kennedy & Feller

AA and Al-Anon meetings will be taking place both days during the Family Law Seminar. Times can be found below:

October 27
AA Meeting - 7 a.m.
AA Meeting - 5 p.m.
Al-Anon Meeting - 5 p.m.

October 28

AA Meeting - 7 a.m.

CLE CREDIT (approved)
15.5 state hours which includes 2.25 ethics hours and 3 juvenile law credits

Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after October 26th will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

Registration and Electronic Materials:
Students - Free
Judges - $95
ISBA Family Law Section Members - $270 (enter promo code famsection when registering)
ISBA Members - $285
Non-ISBA Members - $400

Registration and Hard Copy Materials:
Students - $35
Judges - $130
ISBA Family Law Section Members - $305 (enter promo code famsection when registering)
ISBA Members - $320
Non-ISBA Members - $435

Lunch is provided with registration. A complimentary Chair's Reception will be held on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please indicate your reception chair attendance preference when registering.

Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section