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ila - afghan cultural competency

Afghans in Iowa: Providing Legal Services with Cultural Competency

Presented by Brynne Howard, Jennifer Block, Fatima Zirak, Kelyn Anker, Ann Naffier


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An overview of the Afghan culture and the Afghan resettlement experience in the US, including a discussion of best practices for providing culturally competent legal services. READ MORE

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An overview of the Afghan culture and the Afghan resettlement experience in the US, including a discussion of best practices for providing culturally competent legal services.
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Lawyers Helping Lawyers

Presented by Dan Moore


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An overview of resources for attorney’s physical and mental well-being, and identifying unhealthy habits that can impact one’s practice, and how to help fellow lawyers who may be struggling. READ MORE

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An overview of resources for attorney’s physical and mental well-being, and identifying unhealthy habits that can impact one’s practice, and how to help fellow lawyers who may be struggling.
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Insights for Lawyers

Presented by Judge James Daane


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A discussion of tips, insights, and best practices for lawyers practicing in the courtroom.

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A discussion of tips, insights, and best practices for lawyers practicing in the courtroom.

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Ethics Update

Presented by Tara van Brederode


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A look at attorney disciplinary cases and the process for investigating complaints and addressing misconduct.

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A look at attorney disciplinary cases and the process for investigating complaints and addressing misconduct.

ila - disaster legal issues

Timeline of Legal Issues in a Disaster: The Derecho Experience

Presented by Josh Gaul


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A discussion of the timeline of legal issues faced by disaster survivors. Topics covered include FEMA, housing, insurance, recoupment, appeals, Iowa disaster assistance grants, real estate issues, mortgage issues, contractor READ MORE

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A discussion of the timeline of legal issues faced by disaster survivors. Topics covered include FEMA, housing, insurance, recoupment, appeals, Iowa disaster assistance grants, real estate issues, mortgage issues, contractor issues, mechanic’s liens, and more.
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Effective Communication with Clients with Disabilities

Presented by Daniel Van Sant


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A training on effective communication with clients with disabilities, including an attorney’s ethical requirements to keep clients with disabilities apprised of their cases in a method that provides effective communication. READ MORE

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A training on effective communication with clients with disabilities, including an attorney’s ethical requirements to keep clients with disabilities apprised of their cases in a method that provides effective communication. The presentation also explains types of disability accommodations attorneys need to know about, and other practical tips for meeting the ethical requirements.
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Legal Information Session to Help Afghans in Iowa

Presented by Ann Naffier, Suzie Pritchett


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An overview of helping Afghan evacuees with the immigration process, including various immigration statuses such as parole, temporary protected status, asylum, special immigrant visas, humanitarian parole, other immigration o READ MORE

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An overview of helping Afghan evacuees with the immigration process, including various immigration statuses such as parole, temporary protected status, asylum, special immigrant visas, humanitarian parole, other immigration options, and the eligibility guidelines for each.
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Every Day Wellness

Presented by Tyler Coe


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An overview of attorney wellness and the connection to an attorney’s ethical obligations, highlighting mental health and mental illness and the impact on client representation, and discussing strategies for avoiding burnout READ MORE

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An overview of attorney wellness and the connection to an attorney’s ethical obligations, highlighting mental health and mental illness and the impact on client representation, and discussing strategies for avoiding burnout, and helping ourselves and others.
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ila - family law update

Family Law Update

Presented by Elizabeth Rosenbaum


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An overview of trending topics in family law, what lawyers are seeing in practice, and what resources and changes are on the horizon in the practice of family law. READ MORE

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An overview of trending topics in family law, what lawyers are seeing in practice, and what resources and changes are on the horizon in the practice of family law.
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QDRO Basics for Family Law Attorneys

Presented by Angela Broughton-Romain


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A discussion about identifying and dividing retirement benefits correctly in divorce cases, including the following topics: Iowa case law on dividing retirement benefits as a marital asset; differences between defined benefit READ MORE

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A discussion about identifying and dividing retirement benefits correctly in divorce cases, including the following topics: Iowa case law on dividing retirement benefits as a marital asset; differences between defined benefit and defined contribution retirement benefits; preserving clients’ rights to retirement benefits throughout the divorce process; QDRO drafting best practices; challenges for clients using pro se forms.
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Recent Developments in the Law of Assistance Animals under the Iowa Civil Rights Act

Presented by Todd Schmidt


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A look at recent developments in the law of assistance animals under the ICRA, includ READ MORE

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A look at recent developments in the law of assistance animals under the ICRA, including an overview of disability law and concepts, changes to Iowa Code Chapter 216, and a case law discussion of Cohen v. Clark and 2800-1 LLC.
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