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General Practice Review 2021 - Webinar Series

November 12 & 19, December 3 & 10 - Available On Demand

General Practice Review Agenda


Civility in Politics - webinar
Sponsored by the Recent Alumni Engagement Board

December 1, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Civility Program

Watch the recording here.
Live Activity ID: 371751
OnDemand Recording: 372341


Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They've Ever Made

Session 1: Wednesday, July 14, Noon-1:30 p.m

"Rough Justice" featuring Judge Russell F. Canan
Faced with the real possibility that a defendant will be found guilty by a jury, Judge Canan struggles with how to navigate a harsh mandatory sentence, unjust under the facts.

"Building Justice in Kosovo" featuring Judge Edward Wilson
Assigned as an international judge by the United Nations, Judge Wilson will talk about his experience presiding over criminal cases in a country that had not fully embraced the rule of law.

Session 2: Wednesday, July 21 Noon-1:30 p.m.

"Every Case is a Tough Case for a New Judge" featuring Judge Michelle M. Ahnn
Judge Ahnn will speak about the transition from being a public defender advocating for her clients, to presiding over a criminal misdemeanor case.

"Brave Jenny" featuring Judge Gregory E. Mize
Judge Mize discusses his handling of an emotionally charged case of child neglect.

*Purchasing the book Tough Cases is not required.  However, the dialogues with our guest authors will be enhanced if attendees have read their stories. You can obtain a copy of the book through Amazon and other book sellers.

Event Brochure: Tough Cases Program 

Family Law Webinar Series

Co-sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association

Incarcerated Parents Matter - Engaging Fathers and their Families

August 3, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Screening for Domestic Violence

September 20, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Iowa's Process of Redistricting: The Nation's Gold Standard

Webinar - Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters Iowa

Event Brochure: Redistricting Webinar Brochure

Event Recording: Iowa's Process of Redistricting 

Real Estate Transactions 2021

Real Estate Schedule

General Practice Review - Webinar Series

November 13 & 20, December 4 & 11 - All available on demand
General Practice Schedule

Criminal Law Webinar Series

Co-sponsored with the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

On Demand Webinars

The Past, Present and Future of Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure

Criminal Procedure Rules Program

Criminal Law Case Update & Legislative Update

10-28 Program

Juvenile Case Law Update and Immigration Consequenses of Criminal Activity

This program will be 2 hours long.
OnDemand activity ID: 356559

Decriminalizing Marijuana and Winning Criminal Discovery

This program will be 2 hours long.
OnDemand activity ID:

Mindfulness and Self-Care during Covid and Ethics 2020: Pandemic Practice

This program will be 2 hours long.
OnDemand activity ID: 357903

Those registered for on demand will receive the video link via email within 24 hours.

Exploring Racism in America Series

A series of lectures presented by Drake Law faculty and alumni which examine whether certain policies and practices perpetuate racial inequities in American society.

Brochure with Descriptions

Unbiased Policing and Anti Racial Profiling Legislation

Russell Lovell and David Walker
Friday September 4, 1:00 p.m.

Live Activity ID: 354042
On Demand Video Activity ID: 354280

Video Link
Racial Profiling Presentation Materials

Over-Representation of Minority Children in the Child Welfare System

Jami Hagemeier
Friday, September 11, 1:00 p.m.

Video Link
Hagemeier Presentation Materials

Live Activity ID: 354039
On Demand Video Activity ID: 354281

The #METOO Movement and Black Feminism: How the Mainstream White Feminist Movement Failed Black Women and Where We Go From Here

Julia Steggerda-Corey and Victoria Millet
Friday, September 25, 1:00 p.m.

Video Link

Live Activity ID: 354045
On Demand Video Activity ID: 354282

Why Afrocentric Facial Feature Bias is a Pernicious Form of Racism

Mark W. Bennett
Friday, October 9, 1:00 p.m.

Video Link

The Implicit Racial Bias in Sentencing The Next Frontier, Bennett
Looking Criminal and the Presumption of Dangerousness, Bennett and Plaut

Live activity ID: 354044
OnDemand activity ID: 354903

The U.S. Supreme Court and Systemic Racism

Mark Kende
Friday, October 16, 1:00 p.m

Supreme Court Article - Kende

Live activity ID: 354043
OnDemand activity ID: 354921

Fair Cross-Section Jury Trial Reform

Russell Lovell and David Walker
Friday, October 23, 1:00 p.m.

Video Link
Presentation Slides 10-23

Live activity ID: 354040
OnDemand activity ID: 354904

Environmental Justice

Jerry Anderson
Friday, November 6, 1:00 p.m.

Video Link

Live activity ID: 354041
OnDemand activity ID: 354905

Institutional Racism and the Food We Eat

Jennie Zwagerman
Friday, November 13, 1:00 p.m.

Video Link
Presentation Materials 11-13

Live activity ID: 354038
OnDemand activity ID: 354922

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Practice of Law: Now and in the Future - Free Alumni Webinar

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Activity ID: 349963

The Future of Family Law - Lunchtime Webinar Series - Modifications of Custody and Support: Weighing the Impact of COVID-19

Co-sponsored by the ISBA

May 26, 2020, Noon -1:00 PM
More information and registration available on the ISBA website.

Learn About Impact of Covid-19 on the Responsibilities of Guardians for Protected Persons in Long Term Care Facilities

Free Webinar - Co-sponsored with University of Iowa, College of Law

May 12, Noon - 1:15 PM
Registration and more information here.

Real Estate Transactions - Live webinar

May 1, 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Approved for 6.0 CLE hours.
Activity ID: 341817

Download the Real Estate Program.
Registration can be found .

The Future of Family Law - Lunchtime Webinar Series

Co-sponsored by the ISBA

January 22 - Use of Mental Health Professionals in Family Law
Live Webinar

Registration available through the ISBA website.

General Practice Review

December 12 & 13
Olmsted Center, Drake University

Iowa Activity ID: 335124
Nebraska Activity ID: 185335

Guardianship CLEs

August 2 - Adult Guardianship webinar
Iowa Activity ID: 333051

October 11 - Adult Guardianships, live
Iowa Activity ID: 341623

November 15 - Minor Guardinships
Iowa Activity ID: 339013

Free Alumni Lunch Hour Webinar Series

November 22, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. -  "Sports Betting in Iowa: Past, Present and Future", Keith Miller

Iowa Activity ID: 335983

"Estate Planning to Protect Your Online Life After Death"

September 18
Webinar Activity ID: 334880

Changing Iowa Sports Gambling Laws and the Impact of Legalized Sports Gambling on Olympic Sports and Athletes - Free Webinar

July 26, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registration via Eventbrite.

Download the Sports Law Program.

Approved for 1 hour of CLE credit.
Webcast: 332672
In person: 332671

Integrative Law: The Movement That Can Transform the Practice of Law

April 5, 2019
Drake University Law School
Opperman Hall, Room LL19

Download the Integrative Law Program.

Approved for 5.5 CLE hours. Activity ID: 316705.

Drake Law Real Estate CLE

March 29, 2019, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Neal & Bea Smith Law Center
2400 University Ave.

Approved for 6.0 CLE hours. Activity ID: 314045
Download the Real Estate program.

Festschrift Symposium Honoring Professor Neil Hamilton

March 29, 2019, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Drake University Law School
Cartwright Hall, Room 213

More information and registration available: Supreme Court Day Celebration.
Approved for 3.25 CLE hours. Activity ID: 316706

Custody Evaluations

March 11, 2019, Noon-1 p.m.
Online only

Applied for 1.0 CLE hour.
Part of the Cradle to Grave - Innovations in Family Law CLE Webinar Series, co-sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA).

Program and registration information is on the ISBA website.

Agriculture/Biotech Intensive: Risk Management and Compliance Throughout the Supply Chain

March 1-2, 2019
Drake University Law School
Cartwright Hall, Room 201

Registration available via Eventbrite.
Download the Ag/Biotech Intensive program.

Approved for 6.25 CLE hours, Activity ID: 316715

Civil Rights Panels

February 14 & 21, 11:30a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cartwright Hall, Rm 213

In commemorating Black History Month, Drake Law School’s Black Law Student Association is hosting two civil rights panels. These events are free and open to the public. For live webinar streaming, please register via Eventbrite.

Download the Civil Rights Panel Program.

2/14 Activity ID: live 315903, webinar 315920

2/21 Activity ID: live 315921, webinar 315922

General Practice Review

Dec. 6-7, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA

Approved for 15.0 hours, including 3 ethics.

Iowa Activity ID Number: 305817
Nebraska Activity ID: 167487
Minnesota Activity ID: 265908
Approved in Missouri.

Register now via Eventbrite.
Download the General Practice Review Program.

Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution Lecture Series: "Two Tenets of Religious Liberty in the Constitutions of Iowa"

Nov. 15, 2018, 3-4 p. m.
Cartwright Hall, rm. 213
Live webcast available

Approval for 1 hour Activity ID: 309683
Live webcast approval pending: 310769

Register now via Eventbrite.
Download the Grant Lecture Program.

Partnering for Lasting Change

Multiple dates and locations were available throughout the state.

Oct. 24, 2018
United Methodist Church, West Union, IA
Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307027

Oct. 31, 2018
First Congregational Church, Sioux City,
Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307028

Nov. 7, 2018
Ottumwa Community Church
Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 308959

Nov. 14, 2018
Council Bluffs Public Library
Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307038

Clark 150 Conference

Friday, Sept. 28, Noon-4 p.m.
Cartwright Hall, Drake University

Approved for 4.0 CLE hours. Activity ID Number: 304599

Register now via Eventbrite.
To learn more, see the press release.

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