2018 Criminal Law Seminar Materials
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2018 Criminal Law Seminar

Friday, March 9
ISBA Headquarters or Live Webinar
625 E. Court Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

CLE CREDIT (approved)
6 state hours which includes 2.5 hours of Federal*
* federal hours still pending
Activity ID (In-person) # 291153
Activity ID (Live Webinar) # 291154

Please click here to download the complete materials for the seminar.

If you are attending in person, you will receive a printed copy of the materials.

If you have any questions, please contact ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 or ccronin@iowabar.org.


8:00 - 9:00 - Registration
9:00 - Welcome & Announcements
- ISBA Criminal Law CLE Committee
Special thank you to Intoxalock and OWI & Criminal Defense Directory for sponsor the breaks. 
9:00 - 10:00 - Criminal Law Case Law Update
- Speaker: B. John Burns, Iowa Federal Public Defenders Office - Click here to download the materials for this session. 

10:00 - 11:00 - Legislative Update - Speaker: Joseph McEniry, Legislative Services Agency and Doug Struyk, Carney & Appleby PLC - No materials at this time.

11:00 - 12:00 - Iowa Board of Parole Update - Speaker: Jeff Wright, Iowa Board of Parole - Click here to download the materials for this session. Updated on 3-8-2017

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (included with registration)
Special thank you for OWI & Criminal Defense Directory for sponsoring the lunch. 

12:30 - 1:00 - Introduction of Larry Johnson, Jr., New State Public Defender -
Speakers: Larry Johnson, Jr., State Public Defender - Click here to download the materials for this session.

1:00 - 2:00 - What's New in DNA and the DCI Crime Lab
- Speaker: Paul Bush, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, DNA Lab Supervisor - Click here to download the materials for this session. 

2:00 - 2:30 - Charging, Plea, and Sentencing Consideration
- Speaker: Marc Krickbaum, U.S. Attorney, Iowa's Southern District - No materials at this time.

2:30 - 3:30 - Voire Dire - Speaker: Hon. Henry Latham, District Court Judge, District 7 - Click here to download the materials for this session. Updated on 3-8-2017


March 12, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Skylar Limkemann, Scheldrup Blades PC

By the nature of their jobs, police officers will be involved in critical incidents, such as officer involved shootings, use of force incidents, and motor vehicle collisions. As more police officers are equipped with body worn cameras, officers capture more video and audio in the performance of their duties, including critical incidents. But these recordings come with a plethora of legal and public policy issues that dominate the landscape and present a number of difficult issues for lawyers and officers.

This session will address issues with officers’ recordings, including whether officers should be permitted to review their recordings in advance of a criminal interview or an internal affairs interview, issues with requests for copies of officers’ recordings, and issues with public scrutiny of officers’ recordings and departments’ handling of freedom of information requests. Additionally, this session will present an overview of current issues with public safety officers’ on duty recordings, including departments’ policies and procedures and pitfalls to avoid, issues with the recordings themselves, and a recent study regarding body cameras.

Click here to register for the webinar. 


June 18 - 20, 2018
Iowa Events Center (Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center)
833 5th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

The Annual Meeting features dynamic speakers and provides numerous opportunities to learn new approaches and receive updated information on all aspects of the legal field. All while connecting with fellow ISBA members.

Various educational sessions are designed to meet the needs of everyone from a new attorney or court reporter, to an experienced veteran. Learn new approaches and strategies in a variety of topics related to the field, policies and processes, career and staff development, trends and technology, ethical issues, marketing, case law and legislative updates, and many others.

Held each year in June, the conference brings over 1,000 legal professionals together under one roof to gain insight and knowledge from peers and experts in the field.

We are very fortunate to be joined by plenary speaker Prof. Todd Pettys at this year’s conference. On Monday, June 18, Prof. Pettys, H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation, University of Iowa College of Law, will take center stage at Iowa’s largest legal conference.

We hope that this conference is a chance to step back, connect with colleagues and remind ourselves why what Iowa legal professionals do is important work. From rural practitioners to urban attorney, probate or criminal law, solo or large firm, younger and beyond, this conference is designed to meet your needs.