IAJ's 46th Annual Convention - Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Thu, November 7, 2019
8:00 AM to
Sat, November 9, 2019
5:00 PM CT
This event has ended and attendance registration is closed, but you can still purchase the convention materials. Click "Register Now" to purchase the E-Materials or the Convention Book.
JoleneDavis@IowaJustice.org or call 515-280-7383.
IAJ's November Annual Convention has become one of the most anticipated CLE seminars in Iowa -- and a social and professional imperative for all trial attorneys.
Join hundreds of your fellow Iowa trial attorneys to sharpen your skills and refresh your spirit at IAJ’s Annual Convention, the capstone of IAJ’s College of Advocacy Seminar Series. Get 15 hours of Iowa CLE credit (including 2.5 hours of Ethics CLE credit) in two inspiration-filled days. Featured presenters at this year’s convention are listed below in order of their appearance.
Roxanne Conlin is, quite simply, one of the most celebrated trial lawyers in America. In 1977, she became one of the first two women ever to be a United States Attorney. She was the first female president of what is now the American Association for Justice. Most recently, she successfully prosecuted Godfrey v. State of Iowa, setting many precedents along the way. She and Paige Fiedler will speak Thursday about the Godfrey case and its larger import when it comes to “Winning Constitutional Tort Damages.”
Sheila Donnelly-Coyne serves as co-chair of education for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group. In addition to her plaintiffs personal injury practice in the Twin Cities, where she was recently named Minnesota Lawyer's "Attorney of the Year," she serves as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Donnelly-Coyne will speak Thursday on the topic of "Negligent Hiring: What Every Trucking Lawyer Needs to Know."
As a trial attorney, Render Freeman has a broad range of experience litigating and trying complex cases, including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and malpractice, motor vehicle and truck crashes, and premises liability. Freeman has developed a national reputation and has been elected to the faculty of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. Freeman will speak Friday on the topic of "Spousal Consortium Claims – Does a Good Marriage Have a Fair Market Value?"
Arthur Bryant of Public Justice has won major victories and established new precedents in several areas of the law. The National Law Journal has twice named him one of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in America. Across the nation, and here in Iowa, Public Justice has fought for consumers’ rights, workers’ rights, civil rights and liberties, environmental protection, corporate and government accountability, and for the poor and the powerless. Bryant started with Public Justice in 1984; he became executive director in 1987. He now serves as Chairman Emeritus and is also working Of Counsel at Bailey & Glasser. He will present on Friday on the topic of “The Ethics of Court Secrecy.”
Lloyd Bell has built a sterling courtroom record after trying more than 75 civil jury trials and recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients. A veteran of the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Bell founded his own law firm in 1999. Bell harnesses technology that leads to record jury verdicts and life changing settlements. He uses digital tools to illustrate his clients’ narratives, crafting compelling cases for jurors that simplify even the most complex issues. Bell’s seamless integration of technology makes him one of Georgia’s most formidable trial attorneys. Bell will speak Friday about "Tech Integration for Your Trial Presentation."
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
7:00 - 8:00 - REGISTRATION
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 - Five Reasons Lawyers Should Care about Implicit Bias Thomas Newkirk, Des Moines
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 2.50 Ethics credits and 15.00 General credits.
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Click here to reserve your hotel room by October 23rd.
Remember to ask for the IAJ rate of $148.
Thank You to Our 2019 Annual Convention Sponsors
Cancellations will be accepted through October 30, subject to a $50 administrative fee. Requests for cancellations cannot be honored after October 30, but materials will be mailed or a substitute may attend. Nonmembers substituting for a member must pay the difference in price at the door.