IAJ's Criminal Defense & Family Law Trial Lawyers Conference September 9, 10 & 11, 2020 Via Zoom




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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Pay one registration fee and view 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 a special 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): 19.75 CLE Credit Hours Available (2 Ethics Hours)

Registration: Those who have paid 2020 IAJ dues, or who join IAJ before or at the conference, are eligible for the member rate. Please use a separate registration form for each registrant.

Seminar Materials: All conference materials will be accessible online immediately prior to and during the conference at no charge to registrants. The conference materials will be in printable format so that you can print all or part of the material from your office or home.

The full conference agenda is listed below. You can also click here to see the full conference brochure

 

Wednesday Schedule - September 9 

8:15 - 9:15 AM - ANALYZING A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER'S TAX RETURN Jim Nalley, Des Moines
9:15 - 10:15 AM - HABEAS CORPUS--GIMME MY KID BACK! Ryan Genest, Des Moines; Andrew Howie, West Des Moines
10:15 - 11:45 AM - PREPARATION AND SETTLEMENT/TRIAL OF LARGE-ASSET FARM DIVORCES Greg Siemann, Carroll
11:45 AM | END TRACK

Thursday Schedule - September 10 

8:15 - 9:15 AM - AVOIDING REAL ESTATE PITFALLS IN YOUR FAMILY LAW PRACTICE Anna Bergman, Waukee
9:15 - 9:45 AM - IOWA ALIMONY: TAMING YOUR WILD CARD Conrad Meis, Algona
9:45 - 11:45 AM (GENERAL SESSION) - DEVELOPING HABITS TO IMPROVE YOUR PRACTICE AND TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR CLIENTS Denise Gamez, Mount Dora, FL
11:45 AM | END TRACK

Friday Schedule - September 11 

8:15 - 9:15 AM - NAVIGATING GUARDIANSHIP & CONSERVATORSHIP LAW CHANGES Sue Pence, Cedar Rapids
9:15 - 10:00 AM - POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION SUBSIDY: LESSONS LEARNED AND PRACTICAL POINTERS Nicole Facio, Ames
10:00 - 11:00 AM - ETHICS: CLIENT COMMUNICATION DO'S & DON'TS Rae Kinkead, Cedar Rapids
11:00 - Noon - CASELAW UPDATE Jim Meade, West Des Moines
Noon | END TRACK

Wednesday Schedule - September 9 

1:00 - 2:00 PM - PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS FOR DEFENDING THE JUVENILE SEX OFFENDER Matt Sheeley, Des Moines
2:00 - 3:00 PM - THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN FEDERAL COURTS AND STATE PROSECUTIONS Rita Bettis-Austen, Des Moines
3:00 - 4:00 PM - PROTECTING ACCUSED STUDENTS IN TITLE IX UNIVERSITY INVESTIGATIONS Ryan Pacyga, Minneapolis, MN
4:15 PM | END TRACK

Thursday Schedule - September 10 

9:45 - 11:45 AM (GENERAL SESSION) - DEVELOPING HABITS TO IMPROVE YOUR PRACTICE AND TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR CLIENTS Denise Gamez, Mount Dora, FL
1:00 - 2:00 PM - ETHICS: ENDURANCE SPORTS AND OTHER PATHS TO WORK/LIFE BALANCE Justice Tom Waterman, Iowa Supreme Court
2:00 - 3:00 PM - SENTENCING: WHAT'S EFFECTIVE AND WHAT'S NOT EFFECTIVE Hon. C.J. Williams, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
3:00 - 4:00 PM - CASE LAW UPDATE Hon. Paul Ahlers, Iowa Court of Appeals
4:15 PM | END TRACK

Friday Schedule - September 11 

1:00 - 1:30 PM - LEGISLATIVE UPDATE State Representative Mary Wolfe; Lisa Davis-Cook, IAJ
1:30 - 2:00 PM - DOES YOUR CRIMINAL LAW CLIENT HAVE A NEW CIVIL RIGHTS CASE UNDER GODFREY? Jack Bjornstad, Spirit Lake
2:00 - 4:00 PM - TRIAL SKILLS: GETTING THE JURY TO CARE Small Work Group Sessions Heather Jackson, Waterloo; Grant Gangestad, West Des Moines; Nick Sarcone, West Des Moines; Matt Lindholm, West Des Moines; Bobby Rehkemper, West Des Moines
4:15 PM | END TRACK

Location

Zoom

Zoom - This live virtual conference will take place entirely online. Login details will be emailed to each registrant the week before and the day of the event.


Sponsors

IAJ 2020 Annual Sponsors




2020 Criminal Defense & Family Law Virtual Conference Sponsors

                              


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted through September 4, 2020.

Cancellations will be accepted through Friday, September 4. A recording of the conference and the written CLE material will be made available to all registrants. Substitutes may attend for registrants. Nonmembers substituting for a member must pay the difference in price before the event.