Legal Seminars

General
During the fall, the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) conducts a legal seminar series. A legal seminar is scheduled each week for approximately five weeks. As part of a series, the staff of LSA, or an outside speaker invited by LSA, makes a presentation usually for two hours or less to an audience comprised exclusively of persons connected with the General Assembly. The purpose of a legal seminar is to inform legislative staff and members of the General Assembly about a particular legal area which may be of interest to the audience. Legal seminar topics may relate to state or federal constitutional law, legislation or statutes, administrative rules or decisions, trial or appellate court decisions, attorney general opinions or actions, and other sources or aspects of a legal nature.
No Recorded Audio Presentation is Accredited by the Iowa Supreme Court's Commission on Continuing Legal Education
Following a legal seminar, an audio record of a presentation is usually made available to the public free of charge via the General Assembly's Internet site. The record is not published for an exclusive audience, does not have an interactive component, does not include a live moderator, and may have been edited. It does not qualify as an accredited program or activity (either unmoderated or moderated) under Chapter 42 of the Iowa Court Rules. For more information see the Supreme Court's "Guidelines for Unmoderated Activities."
No Position or Recommended Course of Action is Being Recommended
During a seminar, a speaker making a presentation or addressing questions, or a member of the audience, may identify an issue for discussion or possible future consideration by members of the General Assembly. However, under no circumstances should the scheduling of a speaker, the issues addressed during a presentation, or questions or comments made during a presentation be construed as inviting, advocating, or recommending a position, interpretation, or course of action by LSA or its staff.
Contact Information
For questions or comments regarding a legal seminar or legal seminar series, contact Mr. Doug Adkisson at 515.281.3884 or Doug.Adkisson@legis.iowa.gov
Presentation Date Title Presenter Materials Audio
11/06/2019 Iowa's Fish and Game Licensing: Regulations and Funding
Mr. Joe Simpson, Legal Counsel, Legislative Services Agency
Harvesting and Fishing Regulations CLE Presentation 2019
11/06/2019 Iowa's Fish and Game Licensing: Regulations and Funding
Mr. Joe Simpson, Legal Counsel, Legislative Services Agency
Ms. Deb Kozel, Sr. Fiscal Legislative Analyst, Legislative Services Agency
Iowa's Fish and Game Licensing: Regulations and Funding
10/31/2019 Perspectives from the Bench
Justice Christopher McDonald, Iowa Supreme Court
Statutory Meaning
10/24/2019 Harvesting the Law: Legal Duties to Steward Iowa's Water, Land, and Farms
Professor Neil Hamilton Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law, Professor of Law, Drake Law School
Harvesting the Law: Legal Duties to Steward Iowa's Water and Land
10/03/2019 Iowa's Farm Land Law: Tenancies and Partitions
Ms. Kristine Tidgren, Director, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation
Mr. Eldon McAfee, Attorney, Brick Gentry P.C.
Farm Tenancies
10/03/2019 Iowa's Farm Land Law: Tenancies and Partitions
Mr. Eldon McAfee, Attorney, Brick Gentry P.C.
Ms. Kristine Tidgren, Director, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation
Iowa Farmland Legal Update: Partition Law
09/26/2019 Senior Health Insurance Information Program and Medicare
Ms. Kris Gross, SHIP Director, Iowa Insurance Division
Various
09/13/2019 Notice and Schedule of Seminars
Mr. Doug Adkisson, Legal Counsel, Legislative Services Agency
Notice and Schedule of Seminars
09/13/2019 Updated Notice Schedule of Seminars
Mr. Doug Adkisson, Legal Counsel, Legislative Services Agency
Notice and Schedule of Seminars