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Message from Committee Chair Leslie Behaunek

Welcome to the Member Community for the Federal Practice Committee. We are delighted to offer this interactive forum for members of the Federal Practice Committee to communicate with each other and share resources.

If you have questions about the Federal Practice Committee or ideas for how we can improve this community and its resources; we want to hear from you. Please send your questions and ideas to chairperson Leslie Behaunek at lcbehaunek@nyemaster.com.

The new listserv email is iowabar-federal@connectedcommunity.org

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Upcoming Events

  • Discovery: How to Embark on the Discovery Process in Federal Court

    Jun 29, 12:00:00 PM - 01:00:00 PM (CT)


    This program will include information about early-stage discovery in federal court, including the 26f Conference, trial scheduling order, interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admissions, ESI best practices and related matters. This presentation is one of the CLE programs included in the Federal Practice Committee CLE Series. Visit the event page for more information.

    Chief Judge Kelly Mahoney, United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa (view bio)
    Desirée Kilburg, Bradley & Riley PC (view bio)
    Lori Bullock, Bailey Glasser LLP (view bio)
    Paul Esker, Bradley & Riley PC (view bio)

    CLE CREDIT (pending)
    1 state hour

    ISBA Members - $45
    ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $25
    Non-ISBA Members - $60
    Law Students - Free

    Lunch provided to in-person attendees

    Please select attendance preference (in-person or live webinar) when registering for this event. In-person attendance will take place at the ISBA Building (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309). Please note the ISBA encourages the wearing of masks at all in-person ISBA events.

    Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Federal Practice Committee

    Contact the ISBA CLE Department at cle@iowabar.org or 515-697-7874.


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  • Renew your ISBA membership online by June 7 for a chance to win free CLE for a year

    When you renew your ISBA membership online by Tuesday, June 7, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an ISBA CLE Season Pass, a $600 value - and basically free CLE for a year!

    Simply log in to the iowabar.org websiteand you will automatically be directed to your Manage Profile page where the “renew your membership now” link appears at the top. The winner will be notified and announced on June 8.

    Please email membership@iowabar.org or call 515-697-7870 with any questions.

  • Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel to retire

    Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel has 
    announced his upcoming retirement effective on July 13 when he turns 72, which is the state's mandatory retirement age for judges. Justice Appel has served on the supreme court since 2006 when he was appointed by Governor Tom Vilsack.

    The State Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications until June 17 for the vacancy created by Justice Appel’s retirement. For more information, view the official notice to candidates.