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Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Renaissance Savery Hotel, Des Moines, IA 
401 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

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2019 All-Iowa Bankruptcy Seminar 

The Iowa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Bankruptcy Seminars, Inc. will be jointly presenting their respective annual bankruptcy conferences on Thursday and Friday, October 10 and 11, 2019 at the newly renovated Renaissance Savery hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. A block of rooms is available for $139 per night on a first-come-first served basis. Contact the hotel at1-888-236-2427 to reserve or use the link below:


This year's lineup will offer more than 10 hours of CLE credit, including ethics hours, on a variety of topics of interest to all bankruptcy or debtor/creditor practitioners.  See the list of speakers and topics below.

Conference registration also includes lunch and dinner on Thursday, breakfast on Friday morning, and access throughout the conference to the hospitality suite. 

The All-Iowa Bankruptcy Conference will provide digital copies of the conference materials to all conference attendees, by providing a secure URL hyperlink to download the written outlines prior to the conference. Flash drives containing the materials will also be available at no cost at the conference. Bound hard copies of the conference materials will be available for those willing to pay an additional $40.00 during the online registration process, to cover the additional printing and binding costs.

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Speakers and topics include:
  • ALL THINGS AG: FARM-RELATED BANKRUPTCIES   Honorable Catherine J. Furay, Chief Bankruptcy Judge,Western District of Wisconsin              
  • CASELAW UPDATE          Judge Thomas L. Saladino, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, District of Nebraska and Judge Charles Nail, District of South Dakota
  • CIRCUIT SPLITS   Judge Charles L. Nail, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, District of South Dakota,  Judge Anita L. Shodeen,   Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Iowa
  • CLERKS' OFFICE UPDATE    Clerks of Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • ABI CONSUMER COMMISSION REPORT       Ariane Holtschlag, ABI Consumer Commission Member, Law Office of William J. Factor Ltd.,  Chicago, Illinois
  • CONFLICTS vs. DISINTERESTEDNESS        Honorable Lee M. Jackwig, Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Iowa
  • PRE-BANKRUPTCY PLANNING PANEL DISCUSSION   Steve Klesner,  Johnson, Stannard, Klesner Burbidge & Fitzgerald, Iowa City, Iowa; Michael  Jankins, Jankins Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa; Sam Marks, Marks Law Firm, Des Moines
  • UPDATE FROM THE TRUSTEE'S OFFICE    Carol F. Dunbar, Chapter 12 and 13 Trustee
  • FARMERS' BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: WHAT LAWYERS NEED TO KNOW     Michael R. Rosmann, Ph.D., Executive Director, Agriwellness, Inc
  • IMPLICIT BIAS                Honorable Mark W. Bennett, U.S. District Judge, N.D. Iowa, 1994-2019 and Director, Institute for  Justice Reform & Innovation, Drake Law School
  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE           Kristina Stanger, Nyemaster Goode P.C., Des Moines, Iowa
  • MEDIATION PANEL DISCUSSION            Honorable Anita L. Shodeen, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Iowa; Kiley Fleming,    Executive Director, Iowa Mediation Service; Terry Gibson, Wandro & Associates, P.C.; Steven   Wandro, Wandro & Associates, P.C