Access to Justice Conference & CLE

Friday, November 8, 2019
National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids
7 hrs CLE credit including 1.75 hr Ethics, approved

Agenda Overview

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  • 8:30 – 9:00 – Restorative Justice in the Schools: Justin Blietz, Associate Principal, McKinley Middle School, Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • 9:00 – 11:00 – Restorative Justice in Criminal and Juvenile Cases: Fred Van Liew, J.D., former Bureau Chief of Polk County Attorney’s Office. Consultant, trainer, author: The Justice Diary and A Third Half Journal.
  • 11:00-11:15 – BREAK
  • 11:15 – 12:15 – Iowa Access To Justice Commission Report: Justice Brent Appel, Iowa Supreme Court
  • 12:15 – 1:00 – LUNCH
  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Identifying and Understanding Family Violence: Sgt. Scott Stevens, Iowa City Police Department. Includes the use of ODARA: Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment. Every entity in Johnson County that works with victims or offenders, including the defense bar, has been trained on ODARA and uses it.
  • 2:00-2:45 – Implicit Bias in the Judicial System: 6JD Judge Kevin McKeever
  • 2:45 – 3:00 – BREAK
  • 3:00 – 3:45 – Ensuring Access to Justice for Immigrant Survivors of Violent Crimes: Veronica Guevara, Director of Equity and Inclusion, and Isabel Martinez: Bilingual DOJ Representative. Both work at the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
  • 3:45 – 4:45 – The Other “E” in DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through an Ethics Lens:  University of Iowa Law School Professor Emily Hughes

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Registration Fees:

  • Attorneys and Other Professionals – $150 if register by October 25, $175 after October 25
  • Non-profit and Governmental Employees, Elected Officials, and Community Members – $30
  • Law Students – Free
  • Scholarships available: contact admin@mediateiowa.org
  • Lunch is INCLUDED
Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa

319-248-1940 | admin@mediateiowa.org
509 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240

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