IAJ's Criminal Defense & Family Law Trial Lawyers Conference April 11 & 12, 2019 at the Coralville Marriott



Details

This event has ended and attendance registration is closed, but you can still purchase the fully searchable electronic version of the 576 page Conference Book, which includes materials (all outlines, speaker presentations, and handouts) from the Criminal Law Seminar and the Family Law Seminar. 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. 

 


 

The Iowa Association for Justice Trial Lawyers Conference brings our Criminal Law and Family Law Seminars together in one venue, running concurrently across the hall from one another.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKERS

Click here for the full conference brochure.  
 

The Criminal Law Track will include the following topics:

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

    8:15 – 9:00 AM - CRIMINAL LAW DOS & DON’TS, Jake Feuerhelm, Des Moines
  9:00 – 10:15 AM - COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONSMatt Lindholm, West Des Moines,

                                Eric Tindal, Iowa City & David Johnson, Clarion
10:15 – 10:30 AM - BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 PM - ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION & HUMAN BEHAVIORS, Daniel Billington, Great Lakes Collision Experts, WI
12:00 – 1:00  PM - LUNCH

 1:00 –   2:00 PM - CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF FACT COLLECTING, Matt Lindholm, West Des Moines &  Robert Rehkemper, West Des Moines
  • JURY SELECTION (Work Group Session), John Conard, Minneapolis, MN

   2:00 – 3:00 PM - CONCURRENT SESSIONS  (REPEATED)

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF FACT COLLECTINGMatt Lindholm, West Des Moines & Robert Rehkemper, West Des Moines
  • JURY SELECTION (Work Group Session) , John Conard, Minneapolis, MN

  3:00 - 3:15 PM - BREAK
  3:15 - 4:15 PM - LESSONS LEARNED FROM JURY SELECTION WORK GROUPS, John Conard, Minneapolis, MN
  4:15 - 5:15 PM - SEXUAL ABUSE:  WHAT YOUR CLIENT NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF BEFORE ENTERING A PLEA,
                             Nick Sarcone, Des Moines & Tom Farnsworth, Iowa City
  5:15 - 6:15 PM - TRIAL LAWYERS HAPPY HOUR

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019

   8:00 - 8:30 AM - LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, Representative Mary Wolfe, Clinton & Lisa Davis-Cook, IAJ
   8:30 - 9:15 AM - IMMIGRATION UPDATE: CRIMINAL LAW, Dan Vondra, Iowa City
 9:15 - 10:15 AM - VOIR DIRE & OPENING STATEMENTSMark Thiessen, Houston, TX
10:15 - 10:30 AM - BREAK
10:30 - 11:30 AM - CLOSING STATEMENTS, Mark Thiessen, Houston, TX
11:30 - 12:15 PM - CASE LAW UPDATE

 


The Family Law track will include the following topics:

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

  9:00 - 10:15 AM - HIGH PROFILE DIVORCES -  PRACTICING WITH PASSION, DO GOOD, & GET PAID, PART 1, Randall Kessler, Atlanta, GA
10:15 - 10:30 AM - BREAK
10:30 - 11:30 AM - HIGH PROFILE DIVORCES - PRACTICING WITH PASSION, DO GOOD & GET PAID, PART 2, Randall Kessler, Atlanta, GA
11:30 - 12:00 PM - SUBSTANCE ABUSE & SUPERVISED VISITATION, Kristen Shaffer, Cedar Rapids

12:00 -  1:00 PM - LUNCH
   1:00 - 2:00 PM - FAMILY LAW DOS & DON'TS,
                              
Matt Brandes, Cedar Rapids, Steve Belay, Decorah, Sara Linder, Iowa City & Laura Parrish, Decorah
   2:00 - 3:00 PM - MEETING YOUR ETHICAL OBLIGATION TO INFORM YOUR FAMILY LAW CLIENT ABOUT CASE PROCESSING
                             & REPRESENTATION OPTIONS, (ETHICS)
Terry Parsons, Cedar Falls
   3:00 - 3:15 PM - BREAK 

   3:15 - 3:45 PM - TRANSITIONAL ALIMONYRae Kinkead, Cedar Rapids 
   3:45 - 4:15 PM - TAX LAW UPDATE,  Jonathan Landon, Cedar Rapids    
   4:15 - 5:15 PM -
PARENTING COORDINATION, Christine Crilley, Hiawatha
   5:15 - 6:15 PM - TRIAL LAWYERS HAPPY HOUR                                               

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019

  8:00 -   9:00 AM  CHILD SUPPORT TRENDS
  9:00 - 10:00 AM  SOCIAL MEDIA & FAMILY LAW, Katie Ervin-Carlson, West Des Moines
10:00 - 10:15 AM  BREAK     
10:15 - 11:00 AM  IMMIGRATION UPDATE: FAMILY LAW, Dan Vondra, Iowa City
11:00 - 12:00 PM  CASE LAW UPDATE ,Jim Meade, West Des Moines


 


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Pay one registration fee and attend any presentation at either seminar. Rates depend on your membership status with IAJ. Members who belong to either the IAJ Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Section or the Family Law List Serve will receive the best rate. You can join IAJ, the Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Section, or the Family Law List Serve with your mailed registration. (If you choose the rate for Family Law List Serve subscribers you will be added to that list serve automatically if not already subscribed. The Family Law List Serve is only available to dues paying IAJ members.)

CLE Hours (applied for): Criminal Law = 11 CLE hours; Family Law = 10.5 CLE hours; 1 CLE hour ETHICS

Registration: Your registration will be processed within 48 hours of completion. Early Bird registration rates are available through March 20. 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 Friday morning, snack food during all 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.

Extracurricular Activities: Please plan to join us for the Trial Lawyers Happy Hour Thursday evening.  

Case Workshop: Request a practice area expert to spend an hour, one-on-one at the seminar, talking through a case. This service is free to IAJ members. For questions, or to sign up, contact IAJ at info@iowajustice.org.

Location

Coralville Marriott, 300 E 9th St, Coralville, IA 52241

A guest room block has been reserved at the Coralville Marriott for the nights of April 10 & 11. To access IAJ’s guest room block rate of $122.00, book your room by March 20. Click here to make a room reservation or call the hotel directly (319-688-4000). To receive the discounted room rate you must indicate that you are attending the IAJ Trial Lawyers Conference.


Sponsors

Preferred Capital Funding

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted through April 3, 2019.

Cancellations subject to a $25 administrative fee. Requests for cancellations cannot be honored after April 5, but materials will be mailed or a substitute may attend. Nonmembers substituting for a member must pay the difference in price at the door.