IAJ's Criminal Defense & Family Law Trial Lawyers Conference September 10 & 11, 2020 at the Graduate Hotel, Iowa City


The IAJ Criminal Defense & Family Law Trial Lawyers Conference has been rescheduled for September 10 & 11, 2020 at the Graduate Hotel in Iowa City, rather than its original date of April 9 & 10, 2020. The program will feature largely similar lineup of speakers and presentations. All current conference registrants will remain registered for the event at its new date.

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.


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.)

Public Defenders:  The IAJ Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Section is happy to offer a discounted registration rate for staff Public Defenders. 

CLE Hours (applied for): Criminal Law = 11 CLE hours; Family Law = 11.25 CLE hours; 2 CLE hour ETHICS

Registration: Your registration will be processed within 48 hours of completion. Those who have paid 2020 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.


The Graduate Hotel, Iowa City, IA

A guest room block has been reserved at the Graduate Hotel for the nights of September 9 & 10. Information about accessing IAJ’s guest room block rate and reserving your room will be available in the weeks ahead. 


Thank You

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted through September 3, 2020.

Cancellations subject to a $25 administrative fee. Requests for cancellations cannot be honored after September 3, but materials will be mailed or a substitute may attend. Nonmembers substituting for a member must pay the difference in price at the door.