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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


  • Federal Practice Seminar

    Dec 10, 08:30:00 AM - 04:30:00 PM (CT)

    REGISTER HERE

    SCHEDULE
    8:30 – 10:00 - Article III Judges Panel
    Moderator: Leslie Behaunek, Federal Practice Committee Chair, Nyemaster Goode PC
    Panel: Chief Judge Leonard Strand, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa; Hon. C.J. Williams, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa; Hon. Stephanie Rose, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; and Hon. Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    10:00 – 10:15 - Break
    10:15 – 11:45 - Navigating the Challenges of ESI Discovery: Applying Lessons Learned from DR Distributors v. 21 Century Smoking
     
    Moderator: Chief Magistrate Judge Helen Adams, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Iowa
    Panel: Philip Favro, Driven, Inc.; Leslie Behaunek, Nyemaster Goode PC; and Mikaela Shotwell, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office
    11:45 – 12:00 - Break (in-person attendees will pick-up their complimentary lunches)
    12:00 – 12:45 - Lunch Presentation: Where Have All the Civil Cases Gone (and Will They Ever Come Back)?

    Introduction: Chief Magistrate Judge Kelly Mahoney, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
    Speaker: Magistrate Judge Locher, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    12:45 – 1:00 - Break
    1:00 – 2:15 - Magistrate Judges Panel
    Moderator: Andrea Jaeger, Federal Practice Committee Vice-Chair, Keegan, Tindal, & Jaeger
    Panel: Chief Magistrate Judge Kelly Mahoney, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa; Chief Magistrate Judge Helen Adams, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; Magistrate Judge Mark Roberts, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Magistrate Judge Stephen Jackson, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; Magistrate Judge Stephen Locher, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; Magistrate Judge Celeste Bremer, U.S. District Courtfor the Southern District of Iowa
    2:15 – 2:30 - Break
    2:30 – 3:30 - Expert Witnesses in Federal Court: Evaluation Through Trial
    Panel: TBD
    3:30 – 4:30 - Effective Communication with Jurors in the COVID Era
    Speakers: Jeff Goodman, Goodman/Keller P.C. and Founder of Harbinger Jury Consultants and Joanna Mosser, Senior Research Consultant, Harbinger Jury Consultants


    CLE CREDIT (pending)
    6.25 state hours which includes 1.5 ethics hour


    REGISTRATION FEES
    ISBA Members
     - $160 
    YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $125
    YLD Members (Years 4-5) - $140
    Non-ISBA Members - $300
    Law Students - Free


    ATTENDANCE PREFERENCE
    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).


    Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Federal Practice Committee


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Announcements

  • Register for Next Week's Bloethe Tax School

    Bloethe Tax School is the foremost CLE conference for Iowa’s tax professionals and the program attendees look forward to all year. Participate Dec. 1-3 in-person at the ISBA Building in Des Moines or attend via the live webinar format to hear discussions on these highlighted presentations:

    • Tax Rates and Tables - Prof. Roger McEowen, Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law
    • Tax Forms and Examples - Daniel Fischer, Kohorst & Fischer Law Firm PLLC and Brandon Buck, Moore McKibben Goodman & Lorenz LLP
    • Iowa Department of Revenue Update - Kurt Konek, Iowa Department of Revenue
    • Planning During Times of Uncertainty - Paul Morf, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC and Kyle Wilcox, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
    • Impact of Recent Legislative Changes on 2021 Returns - Kristine Tidgren, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation
    • Asset Protection Planning - David Repp, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

    Register today and earn 15 state CLE hours which includes 1 diversity and 1 ethics hour. 
  • November Iowa Lawyer now available online

    The November 2021 issue of The Iowa Lawyer magazine has been posted to the ISBA’s website. The cover article is entitled “Moving targets: Vaccine mandates in the Iowa workplace” and discusses COVID-19 and what attorneys need to know to counsel employer clients. It also discusses how Iowa’s vaccination laws interface with federal laws.

    The issue also features “Potential in the pandemic” and what that means for law firms, particularly regarding diversity. In addition, there are articles on the Secretary of State’s Fastrack Filing system and the updates coming to it, and the ISBA Board of Governors’ fall quarterly meeting. President Anjela Shutts talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on women, especially working women, and urges women attorneys to be kind to themselves and to be authentic in their personal and professional lives.

    You can read the November issue here. The printed magazine is scheduled to be mailed next week.