The Public Defenders Association of Iowa 

Public Defender Criminal Law Seminar

  The Public Defenders Association of Iowa   

2019 Seminar T-Shirt 

Important reminder for those that have not yet ordered your Seminar shirt.  You can order a Seminar shirt (see picture) during the conference and the Host Offices will ship it to you for $2.  For more information about ordering your 2019 Seminar T-Shirt, please visit the registration table during the Seminar.  

Seminar Updates from the Host Offices

Your friendly reminder:  Next week is the annual Iowa Public Defender  Association seminar.  

  • Registration on-site begins at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Ramada by Wyndham Des Moines Airport.

  • SPD employees receive a discounted fee of $40 and you will earn enough CLE to meet your requirements for the entire year, including ethics. 

  • There will be a happy hour immediately after the conference on both Monday and Tuesday evenings.  A cash bar will be available and appetizers/light snacks will be provided. 

  • Lunch is provided Tuesday before the Association Meeting. 

  • Fleur Drive is under construction (or closed due to flooding depending on the day) so seek an alternate route or allow extra time. 

  • If you have not registered and ordered your shirt, you can order a shirt during the conference and we will ship it to you for $2. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Host Offices - Special Defense Unit, Waterloo Juvenile Public Defender

Register Now for the 2019 Seminar!

It’s time to register for the 2019 Criminal Law Seminar put on by the Public Defenders Association of Iowa!  This year’s seminar is Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12, at a NEW location, the Airport Ramada and Conference Center located at 1810 Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315. 

I have attached the seminar schedule and registration along with information on a few of our guest speakers. Included is also a pre-order form for seminar t-shirts. Our t-shirts this year were designed by Raygun! We encourage everyone who is interested in getting a shirt to preorder by May 25 – you can select the size you need and it will be waiting for you at the seminar!


We will apply for both state and federal credit.  We hope to get approved for 16 hours of state credit, including three hours of ethics.  In other words, you can get all the credits you need from this one seminar!


We have a block of rooms available at the conference hotel for a reduced rate of $65 per night.  Please mention your attendance at the seminar to receive the reduced rate, and make any reservations ASAP.  Rooms in the block that are not reserved may be released. 


As always, your registration for the seminar includes the luncheon on Tuesday.  We will have the usual hospitality offerings at the end of the day on Monday and Tuesday.


If you have any questions about the seminar, feel free to email me directly at [email protected] or Erica Nichols Cook at [email protected].  


I hope to see all of you in June!


Chris Welch

Host Office - Special Defense Unit, Waterloo Juvenile Public Defender


Welcome to the 2019 Seminar!