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ila - attorney wellness

Every Day Wellness

Presented by Tyler Coe


1.0 Credit

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


0.75 Credit

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

0.75 Credit

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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ILA - access to justice

Increasing Access to Justice

Presented by Justice Christopher McDonald


1.0 Credit

A discussion of the barriers in place that affect the entry into the legal profession and the provision of legal services. READ MORE

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A discussion of the barriers in place that affect the entry into the legal profession and the provision of legal services.
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ila - post moratorium

Post-Moratorium Evictions

Presented by Ericka Petersen


0.5 Credit

An overview of the legal issues observed following the CDC eviction moratoria, including statistics, inequities of eviction, a general overview of landlord and tenant law in Iowa, and resources available to both tenants and l READ MORE

0.5 Credit

An overview of the legal issues observed following the CDC eviction moratoria, including statistics, inequities of eviction, a general overview of landlord and tenant law in Iowa, and resources available to both tenants and landlords.
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ila - fostering inclusion

Removing Barriers and Fostering Inclusion for Refugees

Presented by Famatta Passawe, Mu Paw


1.0 Credit

A discussion about the cultural background of Burmese refugees in Iowa, navigating the legal barriers to assistance for the members of the refugee community, and best practices for serving members of the refugee community. READ MORE

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A discussion about the cultural background of Burmese refugees in Iowa, navigating the legal barriers to assistance for the members of the refugee community, and best practices for serving members of the refugee community.
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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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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 - 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 - 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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