Event Detail

Iowa Paralegal Association 2023 Spring Seminar

Friday, April 21, 2023

IN-PERSON SEMINARS ARE BACK! You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the Iowa Paralegal Association's 2023 Spring Seminar to be held at

Des Moines Area Community College-Urban Campus (DMACC).


Hon. Susan Christensen

Chief Justice, Iowa Supreme Court



8:00  -  8:45a

Registration & Networking & Breakfast

8:45  – 9:00a

President’s Welcome

9:00 – 9:50a

Keynote Speaker:

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen

10:00 – 10:50a

Doug Struyk, J.D. &

Jenny Dorman, J.D.

Iowa State Bar Association

Legislative Update

Stan Thompson, J.D.

Iowa Attorney General Office

How to File Claims Against the State under Chapter 669

Kimberly A. Graham

Polk Co. Attorney’s office


11:00 – 11:50a

Brittany Salyers, J.D.

Surrogacy & Parental Rights

 Doug Elrick, J.D.

DMACC eDiscovery Program

Peter Larsen, J.D.
Surveillance technologies and considerations for attorneys regarding police, surveillance and privacy


Lunchbreak & Mid-Year Membership Meeting & Presidential Vote

1:00– 1:50p

Julia Steggerda-Corey, J.D.

Best Practices in Risk Management & Compliance Departments

 Karin Derry, J.D.


Roundtable Discussion

Kyle & Elizabeth Blough and Kate Kurt
Family Law

2:00 – 2:50p

Justice Brent Appel

Select Issues in Legal Ethics

 Mark Kende, J.D.

What’s Gone Wrong with the U.S. Supreme Court

Manuel Cornell, J.D.

3:00 – 3:50p

Nick Critelli, J.D.

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law

Please be sure to check back for additions to our listing! 

COVID-19 Safety: Please follow CDC guidelines.

SEMINAR MATERIALS: This seminar is paperless. Any materials related to the sessions listed above, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please include an e-mail address when registering for this event. IPA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDIT: IPA is working on approval for attorney and paralegal CLE credit by the NALA Certifying Board, and the Iowa Supreme Court Commission of Continuing Legal Education.  An announcement regarding the assignment of credits will be made at or following the seminar and will appear in the Original Notice newsletter.

IPA 2023 Spring Seminar prices are as follows:

$100 Members          $150 Non-Members          $25 Students

IPA Members receive discounted seminar fees and many other benefits.  If you would like to become a member, please contact the IPA 2nd Vice President-Membership Director at membership@iowaparalegal.org for more information and/or click here to join today!

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IPA’s chosen charity for this Seminar is AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc. Each seminar, attendees are invited to contribute to a charity. IPA is pleased to support this wonderful organization. For more information on this 501(c)3 visit: https://www.aheinz57.com/