IAJ's Claimants & Plaintiffs Trial Lawyers Conference Feb 14 & 15, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn, Jordan Creek, West Des Moines




Details

This event has ended and attendance registration is closed, but you can still purchase the electronic version of the 529 page Conference Book, which includes materials (all outlines, speaker presentations, and handouts) from the Workers' Compensation Seminar, Personal Injury Seminar, and Employment Law Seminar combined. Click "Register Now" to purchase the electronic version of the Conference Book. (We have sold out of the printed book.)

Links to download the conference materials will be included in the confirmation email that is sent immediately after completing your registration. 

Click here for the full conference brochure, which includes the conference agenda, and a paper registration form.

PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKERS
The full seminar agenda will be released shortly. 

The Workers' Compensation Track (Thursday & Friday) will include the following topics:

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 AM - WORKERS' COMPENSATION 101 Emily Anderson, Cedar Rapids & Joanie Grife, Marshalltown
9:30 - 10:30 AM - THE PAIN LANDSCAPE TODAY: HOW PRESCRIBING HAS CHANGED & WHY Dr. Tom Hansen, Iowa City
10:30 - 10:45 AM - BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 AM - A REVIEW OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION ARBITRATION DECISIONS BY GENDER & ETHNICITY Dr. Nicole Novak, Iowa City & Dr. Jason Daniel-Ulloa, Iowa City
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM - THE TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 2017 CHANGES Marty Ozga, West Des Moines
12:15 - 1:30 PM - LUNCH
1:30 - 2:00 PM - SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICAID: YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW, BUT GUESS AGAIN Ben Roth, Waterloo
2:00 - 2:45 PM - CLIENT CONVERSATIONS: WHAT'S CHANGED FOR INJURIES POST 2017 Randy Schueller, West Des Moines & Laura Schultes, Cedar Rapids
2:45 - 3:45 PM - ARTHRITIS: THE SCIENCE, ROLE OF TRAUMA & LEGAL APPROACHES TO CONSIDER Dr. Patrick Hartley, Iowa City & Tom Wertz, Cedar Rapids
3:45 - 4:00 PM - BREAK
4:00 - 4:30 PM - SETTLEMENT CONSIDERATIONS TO PROTECT YOUR CLIENT Marlon Mormann, Des Moines
4:30 - 5:15 PM - SOMATIC SYMPTOM DISORDER Dr. Kunal Patra, South Dakota
5:15 - 5:30 PM - RAPID FIRE
5:30 - 7:00 PM - TRIAL LAWYERS HAPPY HOUR

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
8:30 - 9:00 AM - MEDICAL CARE BEYOND APPOINTMENTS & PILLS: HOUSING, SPOUSAL SERVICES, ETC Saffin Parrish-Sams, Des Moines
9:00 - 9:30 AM - DRUG TESTING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Nate Borland, West Des Moines
9:30 - 10:15 AM - STATE CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES TO WORK COMP CUT BACKS, PART 1 Robert Williams, New Jersey
10:15 - 10:30 AM - BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 AM - STATE CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES TO WORK COMP CUT BACKS, PART 2 Robert Williams, New Jersey
11:15 - Noon - APPELLATE LAW UPDATE Kim Snitker, Mason City

The Personal Injury Track (Thursday only) will include the following topics:

8:30 – 9:30 AM - PERSONAL INJURY DOS & DON'TS Ben Long, Cedar Rapids & Bob Tiefenthaler, Sioux City
9:30 – 10:30 AM - EFFECTIVE MEDIATION STRATEGIES Jeffery Boehlert, Des Moines & Tom Finley, Des Moines
10:30 – 10:45 AM - BREAK
10:45 – 11:45 AM - MEDICAL RECORDS PROTOCOLS Andy Heiting-Doane, West Des Moines
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM - ADMIRAL ACKBAR ON THE CONTINGENCY FEE TAX, "IT'S A TRAP!" Jamie Cook, Waterloo
12:15 – 1:30 PM - LUNCH
1:30 - 2:30 PM - BLACK BOX DATA AND ANIMATION FOR ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION Bob Krenz, Wisconsin
2:30 – 3:30 PM - GO BIG OR GO HOME: DEVELOPING & PRESENTING NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES,
PART 1
Patrick Salvi, Chicago

3:30 -3:45 PM - BREAK
3:45 – 4:45 PM - GO BIG OR GO HOME: DEVELOPING & PRESENTING NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES, PART 2 Patrick Salvi, Chicago
4:45 – 5:30 PM - BATTLING ERISA: PUSHING BACK AGAINST AGGRESSIVE PLANS Steven Lawyer, West Des Moines

The Employment Law Track (Friday only) will include the following topics:

8:00 – 8:30 AM - MISCONDUCT, READY AND ABLE TO WORK & GOOD CAUSE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE EMPLOYER, OH MY! NAVIGATING THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROCESS Leonard Bates, Des Moines
8:30 – 9:00 AM - ADMINISTRATIVE EXHAUSTION: IOWA CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION, MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK! Katie Ervin Carlson, West Des Moines & Emily McCarty, West Des Moines
9:00 – 9:45 AM - THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN WORK COMP & DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS Whitney Judkins, West Des Moines & James Neal, Des Moines
9:45 – 10:15 AM - FLSA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW & WHEN YOU NEED TO CALL AN EXPERT Kelsey Marquardt, Davenport
10:15 – 10:30 AM - BREAK
10:30 – 11:15 AM - MEDIATION: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME SO YOU CAN MAXIMIZE YOUR SETTLEMENT Lou Lavorato, Des Moines , David Goldman, Des Moines & Brooke Timmer, West Des Moines
11:15 – 11:45 - WRONGFUL DISCHARGE IN VIOLATION OF PUBLIC POLICY: WE’VE COME A LONG WAY FROM SPRINGER Tom Duff, Des Moines & David Albrecht, Johnston
11:45 – 12:15 - DECISION-MAKING FROM THE BEGINNING: STREAMLINING YOUR CLIENT INTAKE PROCEDURES Stuart Higgins, West Des Moines & Jill Zwagerman, Des Moines

 

THERE ARE THREE WAYS YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE. 

All-Access Pass: Pay one registration fee and attend any presentation at any one of the three seminars. Registrants interested primarily or exclusively in the IAJ Workers' Compensation Seminar choose the All-Access Pass.
Thursday Pass: Registrants interested primarily or exclusively in the IAJ Personal Injury Seminar choose the Thursday Pass, and have the option of attending Thursday Workers' Compensation Seminar presentations of their choosing.
Friday Pass: Registrants interested primarily or exclusively in the IAJ Employment Law Seminar choose the Friday Pass, and have the option of attending Friday Workers' Compensation Seminar presentations of their choosing.

CLE Hours (applied for): WC Seminar = 11 CLE hours,     PI Seminar = 7 CLE hours,     EL Seminar = 4 CLE hours

Registration: Your registration will be processed with 48 hours of completion. Early Bird registration rates are available through January 23. Those who have paid 2019 IAJ dues, or who join IAJ before or at the conference, are eligible for the member rate.

Food: Your seminar registration entitles you to attend lunch on Thursday at no additional charge. Breakfast is provided on Thursday and Friday mornings, snack food during breaks, and water, pop, and coffee throughout the conference.

Seminar Materials: All seminar materials will be accessible online immediately prior to and during the convention at no charge to registrants. Registrants may also purchase printed materials, but they must be ordered upon registration to ensure availability.

Credit

This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

Iowa Office of Professional Regulation - CLE

Credit has been approved with the Iowa Office of Professional Regulation - CLE for 11.00 General credits.

Location

Hilton Garden Inn, Jordan Creek

205 S 64th St

West Des Moines, IA 50266

A guest room block has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn for the nights of February 13 & 14. To access IAJ’s guest room block rate of $139.00, book your room by January 31. To make a room reservation, please call the hotel directly (515-223-0571) or click here to reserve your room online.   To receive the discounted room rate you must indicate that you are attending the IAJ Conference.


Sponsors

Preferred Capital Funding

PCF provides cash advances to claimants/plaintiffs, and just started lending in Iowa. Visit them at www.preferredcapitalfunding.com


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted through February 6, 2019.

Cancellations subject to a $25 administrative fee. Requests for cancellations cannot be honored after February 6, but materials will be mailed or a substitute may attend. Nonmembers substituting for a member must pay the difference in price at the door.