2019 Annual Meeting - Wednesday
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12



Litigation Track  (Rooms 302 - 303)
8:00 - 9:00

Trial Judges in Mentor Mode: What Lawyers Need to Know
Hon. Annette Scieszinski, Senior Judge, District 8; Hon. David Porter, District Court Judge, District 5C; and Hon. Thomas Bitter, District Court Judge, District 1A
(1.0 State)

   
9:00 - 9:30

An Open Book: Social Media Discovery Issues in Litigation
Leslie Behaunek, Nyemaster Goode PC
(0.50 State)

   
10:00 - 10:30

Ethical Obligations of Lawyers and Judges to be Civil: Reducing Stress, Stopping Harassment and Improving Respect for the Law
Hon. Celeste Bremer, U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa
(0.5 State)

   
11:00 - 12:00

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of an Ethics Prosecution
Tara van Brederode, Assistant Director, Office of Professional Regulation of the Supreme Court of Iowa, Administrator, Attorney Disciplinary Board and Matthew McDermott, Belin McCormick PC
(1.0 State; 1.0 Ethics)

   
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (not provided) 
   
1:30 - 2:30

Go Local: The Importance of Local Rules and Judicial Preferences
R. Scott Johnson, McKee Voorhees & Sease PLC; Hon. Mark Roberts, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Iowa
(1.0 State)

   
3:00 - 4:30

Conversation with the Iowa Supreme Court’s Newest Members
Justice Susan Christensen and Justice Christopher McDonald
(1.5 State)

   
4:30 - 5:00

POWER Act for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Meg Norberg, Managing Attorney, Iowa Legal Aid's Volunteer Lawyer's Project and Hon. Celeste Bremer, U. S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Iowa
(0.5 State; 0.5 Ethics))
Co-sponsored by the U. S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa

   
   
Probate Track  (Rooms 312 - 316)
   
 9:00 - 9:45 Legislative Update
Susan Pence, Bankers Trust  
(0.75 State)
   
9:45 - 10:30  Professional Fiduciary’s Guide to the Do’s and Don’ts of Drafting
Anna Moyers Stone, V.P. and Trust Officer, MidwestOne Bank
(0.75 State)
   
11:00 - 12:00 One of These is Not Certain: Death. Taxes. IDR Purgatory.
Laurie Heron McCown, Iowa Attorney General's Office and Brandon Gray, Iowa Attorney General's Office
(1.0 State) 
   
12:00 - 1:30  Lunch (not provided)
   
1:30 - 2:30  Medicaid Eligibility for Nursing Home and Other Long-Term Care
Scott Hartsook, Attorney at Law
(1.0 State) 
   
3:00 - 4:00  Hot Topics from the Probate Section Listserv
Joshua Weidemann, O'Connor & Thomas, PC; Janice Kerkove, Bradley & Riley; and Breanna Young, Davis Brown Law Firm
(1.0 State) 
   
4:00 - 5:00  Protecting Client Data
J. Michael Deege, Wilson Deege Despotovich Riemenschneider & Rittgers, PLC
(1.0 State; 1.0 Ethics) 
   
   
Variety Track  (Rooms 306 - 307)
8:00 - 9:00

Hot Immigration Yoga: Tying Yourself in Knots with Your Feet to the Fire
JoAnn Barten, Barten Law PC
(1.0 State)

   
9:00 - 10:00

Attorney Well-Being: Iowa Joins the National Call to Action
Tara van Brederode, Assistant Director, Office of Professional Regulation of the Supreme Court of Iowa, Administrator, Attorney Disciplinary Board
(1.0 State; 1.0 Ethics)

   
10:00 - 10:30

Immigration from the Employer's Perspective: Avoiding Jail, Debarment and Other Calamities
Lori Chesser, DavisBrown Law Firm
(0.5 State)

   
11:00 - 12:00 Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of an Ethics Prosecution
Tara van Brederode, Assistant Director, Office of Professional Regulation of the Supreme Court of Iowa, Administrator, Attorney Disciplinary Board and Matthew McDermott, Belin McCormick PC
(1.0 State; 1.0 Ethics)
   
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (not provided)
   
1:30 - 2:30

Trust Accounts: A Play in Three Acts
Tara van Brederode, Assistant Director, Office of Professional Regulation of the Supreme Court of Iowa, Administrator, Attorney Disciplinary Board; Matthew McDermott, Belin McCormick PC; and Trinity Braun-Arana, Assistant Director for Boards and Commissions
(1.0 State; 1.0 Ethics)

   
3:00 - 3:30

Representing the Best Interests of Clients: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Commitment Hearings
Jack Wertzberger, Cartwright, Druker & Ryden 
(0.5 State)

   
3:30 - 4:00
Access to Justice Commission Update
Justice Brent Appel, Iowa Supreme Court and Anjie Shutts, Whitfield & Eddy PLC
(0.5 State; 0.5 Ethics)
   
3:30 - 4:00 Beyond the “Why” of Limited Scope and Pro Bono Representation: How to Use Limited Scope and Pro Bono Representation in Your Practice to Service the Needs of Specific Communities
Megan Norberg, Iowa Legal Aid; Lisa Gavin, Iowa Legal Aid; and Rob Poggenklass,
Iowa Legal Aid
(1.0 State; 1.0 Ethics)
   
   
WEDNESDAY'S SOCIAL EVENTS
  • Iowa Supreme Court Luncheon (Sponsored by Iowa Title Guaranty)
  • ISBA Awards Gala (Sponsored by Lockton Affinity, LLC)
  • Yoga and Deep Breathing Class
  • Walking and Wellness
  • Open AA Meeting
  • Al-Anon Meeting
All events take place at the Iowa Events Center unless noted otherwise