2013 Basic Skills Course

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013

Join us!

Online registration link can be found at the right of this page

Basic Skills Course
April 18 - 19, 2013
Sheraton Hotel, 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Presented by The Iowa Bar Review School and The Iowa State Bar Association

For a printable registration form, please click here.

This course is targeted to attorneys needing to fulfill their basic skills training as required by Iowa Supreme Court Rule. Seating is limited so please make sure to register early. Lawyers admitted by examination in 2010 and subsequent years must complete a basic skills course within one year of their actual date of admission. The basic skills course requirement does not apply to lawyers admitted to practice on motion.

This course may be completed after the last day of the bar examination that resulted in admission. If the course is completed after the last day of the bar examination, but the applicant fails the examination, the applicant will remain in compliance with this rule so long as the applicant passes the next examination offered.

Seminar can also be viewed online soon after the live event has taken place with the same amount of CLE hours available but at an increased cost. The ISBA will email out a link when the event is online.

Visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website to learn more.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18
8:00 - 9:00 - Registration
9:00 - 10:00 - Family Law - Speaker: Jim Meade, Meade Law Office
10:00 - 10:30 - Criminal Law - Speaker: Eric Tindal, Nidey, Wenzel, Tindal & Fisher, PLC
10:30 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:15 - Criminal Procedure - Speaker: Eric Tindal, Nidey, Wenzel, Tindal & Fisher, PLC
11:15 - 12:15 - Ethics Law for New Iowa Lawyers - Speaker: Paul Wieck, Office of Professional Regulation
12:15 - 1:15 - Lunch (provided)
1:15 - 2:15 - Contracts - Speaker: Michael Streit, Ahlers & Cooney, PC
2:15 - 3:15 - Torts - Speaker: Tony James, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, PC
3:15 - 3:30 - Break
3:30 - 4:30 - Civil Procedure - Speaker: Barry Lindahl, City of Dubuque


FRIDAY, APRIL 19
7:30 - 8:00 - Registration
8:00 - 9:00 - Real Estate - Speakers: Tim Krumm, Meardon Sueppel & Downer PLC
9:00 - 10:00 - Business Entities - Speaker: David Bright, Nyemaster Goode, PC
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 11:15 - Probate and Trusts - Speaker: Ross Barnett, Abendroth & Russell, P.C.
11:15 - 12:15 - Guardianships, Conservatorships and Powers of Appointment - Speaker: Deanna Clingan-Fischer, Iowa Department on Aging
12:15 - Adjourn and Pick-up Certificates (required)


REGISTRATION FEE
Taking the Bar Exam in 2013 - $100
Attorneys Admitted in 2012 or 2013 - $100
Attorneys Admitted Prior to 2012 - $200

CLE CREDIT (approved)
10 state hours


HOTEL INFORMATION
Sheraton Hotel

$104 plus tax

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