2017 Government Practice Seminar (In-person or Live Webinar)
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When: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: In-person (ISBA Headquarters) or Live Webinar
625 E. Court Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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This year's program will feature speakers discussing spring legislative actions in the areas of employment law and the effects of the changes to Iowa Code chapter 20 and collective bargaining.

Speakers include Ryan Koopmans (Nyemaster law firm), Roger Kuhle (Polk County Attorney's Office), Nathan Overberg (Ahlers law firm), Jasmina Sarajlija, ALJ (Iowa Public Employees Relations Board), Hugh Grady (Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program) Deb Tharnish (Davis Brown law firm), and Emily Pontius (Fredrikson & Byron law firm).

You can attend the seminar in person, or by live streaming webinar. Lunch is included in the registration price for in person attendees.

8:00 - 8:30 - Registration
8:30 - 9:30 - Supreme Court Roundup
- Speaker: Rick Autry, Employment Appeal Board
9:30 - 10:30 - Ethics Update - Speaker: Roger Kuhle, Polk County Attorney’s Office
10:30 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:15 - Economic Development Tools for Municipalities
- Speaker: Nathan Overberg, Ahlers & Cooney PC
11:15 - 12:00 - Nuts and Bolts of the Public Employment Relations Board - Speakers: Jasmina Sarajlija, ALJ, Iowa Public Employment Relations Board and Amber DeSmet, ALJ, Iowa Public Employment Relations Board
12:00 - 12:45 - Lunch (provided with in-person registration)
12:45 - 1:45 - Impaired Lawyers
- Speaker: Hugh Grady, Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program
1:45 - 2:45 - Property Tax Appeals - Speaker: Deb Tharnish, Davis Brown Law Firm and David Hibbard, Polk County Attorney’s Office
2:45 - 3:00 - Break
3:00 - 4:00 - Employment Law Update
- Speaker: Emily Pontius, Fredrikson & Byron

CLE CREDIT (approved)
6.25 state hours which includes 2 ethics hours and 3 federal hours

Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after May 18 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

ISBA Government Practice Section Members - $150
Please use promo code gov150 when registering to receive the $150 rate. This code is for ISBA Government Practice Section members only. This code is not applicable to YLD Members (Years 1-5) who are members of the section. If you are a current ISBA member and would like to join the Government Practice Section, please contact the ISBA's Membership Department at 515-697-7870. Fee to join the section is $15.

ISBA Members - $180
ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-5) - $100
Non-ISBA Members - $275
Students - Free

Please select attendance preference (in-person or live webinar) when registering for this event. In-person attendance will take place at the ISBA Headquarters (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309).

If attending via the live webinar, any materials related to this event, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please include an e-mail address when registering for this event. ISBA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.

Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Government Practice Section