2016 Criminal Law (Speaker form)
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Please register as a speaker for the Criminal Law Seminar by clicking on the link. Speakers attend at no charge and the registration form will request your bio information. Call Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 if you have any questions.

When: 4/29/2015
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Where: ISBA Headquarters
625 E. Court Ave
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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Outlines Guidelines

Thank you again for agreeing to participate in the 2016 Criminal Law Seminar that will be held April 29. The program will be held at the ISBA Offices, 625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309.   

As a speaker you receive complimentary registration for the seminar as well as one night hotel accommodation if you are traveling over 100 miles.  Room and tax will be paid for by the Bar Association.

Outline format Requirements

All materials must be submitted to the Bar office in electronic format.  We are able to open the following software:  Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Corel and Power Point.  You can e-mail your outline to us at ccronin@iowabar.org

Due Date:
  The final copy is due April 1, by 4:00 p.m. for printing, assembling and distribution purposes.  It is very important that you submit an outline since the attendees are expecting your materials. 

Page Margins:  No less than one (1) inch margin on top, bottom and sides.         

Title Page:  The first page of the written materials will include a title page.  The Bar office will prepare the title page.  Please furnish the following information: The exact title of your presentation, your name, address, phone, and fax. (We typically do not put e-mail addresses on title page, however if you would like us to include your e-mail address please let us know).

Length:  The maximum length is thirty (30) pages.  This includes any reference materials, forms or bibliographies.  If the outline exceeds 30 pages, please call the Bar office at 515-697-7874.

Again, thank you again for agreeing to speak.  If you have any questions or if we can be of additional assistance please call Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874/800-457-3729 or e-mail ccronin@iowabar.org.

Thank you!


8:00-9:00 Registration and Welcome
John M. Sandy, Sandy Law Firm PC

9:00-10:00 Case Law Update (1hour of federal CLE)
B. John Burns, Federal Public Defender Office

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:15 Making a Murder (2 hours of State CLE)
Dean Strang, Strang Bradley

12:15-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Juvenile Sentencing (1 hour of State CLE)
Gordon Allen, visiting professor at Drake Law Seminar

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:15 Ethical considerations in the representation of the mental health client
(1 hour of Ethics)
Jerry Foxhoven, Drake Legal Clinic

3:15-4:15 Effective use of a PI (1 hour of State CLE)
Matthew Sease, Kemp & Sease
Terry Klooster, Finality Investigations