2019 IAJ Annual Convention Speaker Materials

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019

8:00 - 8:30 - Anti-Human Trafficking Law 
  Craig Nierman, Iowa City

8:30 - 9:15 - Still DRE (Drug Recognition Experts) 
  Dean Keegan, Iowa City;
  Eric Tindal, Iowa City


9:15 - 9:30 - BREAK

9:30 - 10:30 - Godfrey Revisited: Winning Constitutional Tort Damages 
  Roxanne Conlin, Des Moines;
  Paige Fiedler, Johnston


10:30 - 11:15 - Apocalyptic Damages: The Coming Future of Climate Litigation 
Channing Dutton, West Des Moines

11:15 - 12:15 - Negligent Hiring: What Every Trucking Lawyer Needs to Know 
Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, St. Paul, MN

1:45 - 2:45 - Indispensable Ethics Pointers for Trial Lawyers Justice
Hon. Susan Christensen, Iowa Supreme Court

2:45 - 3:45 - The Importance of Fact Collecting 
  Matt Lindholm, West Des Moines;
  Robert Rehkemper, West Des Moines


4:00 - 5:00 - Stop Just Learning About Focus Groups, Use Them 
  Tim Semelroth, Cedar Rapids

5:00 - 5:30 - New Work Comp Law: Avoiding Pitfalls and Stumbling Blocks 
  David Stamp, Waterloo

5:30 - 6:00 - A View From the Federal Bench 
  Hon. Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, US District Court, Southern District of Iowa 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 - Five Reasons Lawyers Should Care about Implicit Bias 
  Thomas Newkirk, Des Moines

9:00 - 9:30 - Mistakes You Make When Negotiating with Insurance Companies 
  Jenna Green, West Des Moines
  Thomas Hillers, West Des Moines


9:30 - 10:00 - Settlement Demands: Get What Your Clients Need and Deserve 
  James Biscoglia, West Des Moines;
  Andrew Heiting-Doane, West Des Moines


10:00 - 10:15 - BREAK

10:15 - 11:30 - Spousal Consortium Claims: Does a Good Marriage Have a Fair Market Value? 
  Render Freeman, Duluth, GA 

11:30 - 12:15 - Lawyers, Guns, and Money: The Ethics of Court Secrecy
   Arthur Bryant, Public Justice, Washington, DC 

12:15 - 1:45 - IAJ OFFICER INSTALLATION LUNCHEON

1:45 - 2:45 - Tech Integration for Your Trial Presentation 
  Lloyd Bell, Atlanta, GA

2:45 - 3:45 - Combating Never-Ending and Ever-Changing Motions In Limine 
  Katie Ervin Carlson, West Des Moines;
  Bruce Braley, Denver, CO;
  Jim Fitzsimmons, Mason City 


3:45 - 4:00 - BREAK

4:00 - 5:00 - Case Law Update 
  Hon. Paul Ahlers, Webster City