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QDRO Basics for Family Law Attorneys

Presented by Angela Broughton-Romain


1.0 Credit

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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ila - pension rights

Pension Law Basics

Presented by David Bonello


1.0 Credit

A review of basic pension principles under ERISA and IPERS, including a focus on the following topics: Vesting provisions; Eligibility for early retirement, normal retirement, and disability pension benefits; Surviving spouse READ MORE

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A review of basic pension principles under ERISA and IPERS, including a focus on the following topics: Vesting provisions; Eligibility for early retirement, normal retirement, and disability pension benefits; Surviving spouse benefits; Pension benefits and divorce (QDROs); Disqualifying employment rules under multi-employer plans; Plan overpayments and recoupment actions; Plan terminations and the pension benefit guaranteed corporation.
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Recent Developments in the Law of Assistance Animals under the Iowa Civil Rights Act

Presented by Todd Schmidt


1.0 Credit

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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Assessing Vicarious Trauma and Developing Tools for Self-Care

Presented by Gladys Noll Alvarez


1.0 Credit

A look at self-care as it relates to professional responsibility, and the impact of others’ trauma on oneself.

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A look at self-care as it relates to professional responsibility, and the impact of others’ trauma on oneself.

ila - veterans id theft

Veterans Identity Theft Issues

Presented by Chantelle Smith


0.75 Credit

A discussion about how veterans can fall victim to identity theft and ways to protect them from becoming victims.

0.75 Credit

A discussion about how veterans can fall victim to identity theft and ways to protect them from becoming victims.

ila - disaster

Disaster Response Training

Presented by Lisa Gavin


1.0 Credit

A review of how attorneys can use their skills to help resond to the flooding disasters in Iowa and assist in recovery efforts regardless of where they are located. READ MORE

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A review of how attorneys can use their skills to help resond to the flooding disasters in Iowa and assist in recovery efforts regardless of where they are located.
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