2016 Federal Practice Seminar
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When: 12/16/2016
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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This seminar's sole focus is to provide legal practitioners who practice at the federal level the tools they need to operate an effective practice in the coming year. The 2016 Federal Practice Seminar features great speakers from private practice, the bench and beyond, discussing civil and criminal law issues, the subject of freedom of the press, important ethical concerns, the latest in local rules, as well as a a variety of judges panels. For those looking for end of the year credit, the Federal Practice Seminar has just what you're looking for. The seminar has been approved for 6 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour and 6 federal hours (federal hours pending).


8:00 - 8:30

8:30 - 9:30           
Article III Judges Panel
Prof. Laurie Doré, Drake Law School  
Hon. John Jarvey, Southern District of Iowa (SDIA)
Hon. Stephanie Rose, SDIA
Hon. Linda Reade, Northern District of Iowa (NDIA)
Hon. Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, SDIA
Hon. Robert Pratt, SDIA
Hon. Charles Wolle, SDIA

9:30 - 10:30
Magistrate Judges Panel
Prof. Emily Hughes, University of Iowa College of Law
Hon. Ross Walters, SDIA
Hon. Stephen Jackson, Jr., SDIA
Hon. C.J. Williams, NDIA
Hon. Helen Adams, SDIA

10:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 12:00
Current Freedom of the Press Issues Panel
Gene Policinski, COO, Newseum Institute
Hon. Robert Pratt, SDIA
Michael Gartner, Journalist/Businessman
Michael Giudicessi, Faegre, Baker, Daniels LLP

12:00 - 1:00
Prof. Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School

1:00 - 2:00
Lunch (not provided with registration)
Hon. Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, SDIA

2:00 - 2:30
Break to change rooms for Tracks

2:30 - 3:30
Civil Breakout: Active Case Management
Hon. Helen Adams, SDIA
Hon. Abbie Crites-Leoni, Magistrate, Eastern District of Missouri
Hon. Teresa James, Magistrate, Kansas
Tim Hill, Bradley & Riley

2:30 - 3:30
Criminal Breakout: Current Issues in Federal Criminal Practice
Hon. C. J. William, NDIA
Peter Deegan, U.S. Attorney’s Office, NDIA
Andrew Kahl, U.S. Attorney’s Office, SDIA
Jim Whalen, Federal Public Defender
Angela Campbell, Dickey & Campbell Law Firm PLC
Nick Klinefeldt, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

3:45 - 4:30
New Local Rules
Hon. Helen Adams, SDIA
Hon. C.J. Williams, NDIA

CLE CREDIT (approved)
6 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour and 6 federal hours

Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after December 15 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

ISBA Members - $175 
Non-ISBA Members - $275 
Students – Free

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