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ila - qdro basics

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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ila - estate planning

Estate Planning and Administration Ethics

Presented by Professor Tom Simmons


1.0 Credit

A look at commonly recurring factual scenarios that appear in estate planning and administration, including a focus on the ethics of joint representation and the duty of confidentiality. READ MORE

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A look at commonly recurring factual scenarios that appear in estate planning and administration, including a focus on the ethics of joint representation and the duty of confidentiality.
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ila - expungement

Expungement and Ability to Pay

Presented by Alex Kornya


0.75 Credit

A review of the history and statistics surrounding court debt in Iowa, and a discussion of recent developments in case law, legislation, and rulemaking pertaining to expungement. READ MORE

0.75 Credit

A review of the history and statistics surrounding court debt in Iowa, and a discussion of recent developments in case law, legislation, and rulemaking pertaining to expungement.
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lba - Family First

Family First Prevention Services Act

Presented by Judge Julie Schumacher, Judge Mary Tabor


0.75 Credit

A review of the implementation and impact of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

0.75 Credit

A review of the implementation and impact of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

lba - Expert Exclusion

Expert Exclusion/Motions in Limine

Presented by Jeremy Cross


0.5 Credit

A discussion of the rules to exclude expert testimony in Iowa, including Iowa R. Evid. 5.104(a), Federal Rule 702, applicable case law, and standards of admissibility. READ MORE

0.5 Credit

A discussion of the rules to exclude expert testimony in Iowa, including Iowa R. Evid. 5.104(a), Federal Rule 702, applicable case law, and standards of admissibility.
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ila - stimulis payments

Stimulus Payments & Income Tax – Issues and Updates

Presented by Andrea Buckley


0.75 Credit

A look at issues surrounding the Economic Impact Payments, IRS Functions during COVID, and what to expect when filing 2020 tax returns in 2021. READ MORE

0.75 Credit

A look at issues surrounding the Economic Impact Payments, IRS Functions during COVID, and what to expect when filing 2020 tax returns in 2021.
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ila - assessing vicatious trauma

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 - evictions

Eviction in the Time of COVID

Presented by Ericka Petersen


0.5 Credit

A review of the recent changes to eviction law due to the Covid-19 pandemic, along with a summary of the state and federal moratoria issued in response to the pandemic. READ MORE

0.5 Credit

A review of the recent changes to eviction law due to the Covid-19 pandemic, along with a summary of the state and federal moratoria issued in response to the pandemic.
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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

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.
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