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    How to Set an Ethical Fee Webinar: Calculating Cost of Producing One Legal Service Unit.

    At noon on Wednesday 17 September 2014 and Wednesday 15 October 2014 the Ethics Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association will hold a Webinar on HOW TO SET AN ETHICAL FEE. Central to the Webinar will be a discussion on exactly what is an ethical fee and how to calculate one. This post is intended to assist the participants in determining the parameters of Iowa Rule of Professional Conduct 32:1.5 regarding attorney fees. You can register by clicking the following links. Register for both webinars they will cover different topics.

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    Requesting Presentations & Webinars

    At CritelliLaw we believe in putting back into our profession, and are frequently called to give presentations at various CLE or CPD events in person or online. A calendar of our next 90 days worth of already-scheduled speaking engagements can be found in the right hand column of this website. Topics we are frequently called to speak upon include: law & technology, international law and practice, legal ethics, marketing, trial/litigation, international child abduction and fraud. Other topics are available on an as-needed basis.

    Feel free to contact us for more information if you are interested in having us speak at one of your events, be it live or via the 'net.


featuredimage Tre Critelli, inducted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

Tre Critelli-Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers We are pleased to announce that Tre Critelli was formally inducted into the Iowa Academy ...

featuredimage Comito and Critelli Reunite.

  In 1967 Frank Comito and Nick Critelli began the practice of law together.  After a while they went their separate ...

Anglo-American Scholar

featuredimage 20 years – Middle Temple/CritelliLaw Anglo-American Exchange

For 20 years now we at CritelliLaw have hosted a Anglo-American Scholarship recipient from the Honourable Society of the Middle ...

Practice Notes

featuredimage 2013 CritelliLaw Summer Interns: Dylan Dinkla and Ian Marshall

2013 Interns: Dylan Dinkla and Ian Marshall This year we are proud to have two summer interns. From this side of ...

featuredimage International Business Risk: Cross-Border Insolvency

In this age of international commerce and global markets it is sometimes difficult to assess the financial stability of your ...

Maria Critelli is called to the Bar

We are proud to announce that Maria Critelli is the newest member of the legal profession and will be Called to the Bar on Thursday 18  September 2014.  But she won’t be practicing in the family firm.    Maria is the newest associate at Elderkin & Pirnie in Cedar Rapids. When asked about this strange turn of events […]

Lylea Critelli admitted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

  “I make my statements in court, not in public.”  Anyone that knows Lylea Critelli knows that she rarely reveals her accomplishments or achievements.  It’s very old fashion, and not surprising when it comes to Lylea.  It is because she was trained in the old fashion way.  Lylea  was the last protégé of legendary lawyer  J. […]

Nick Critelli called to the Bench of the Middle Temple

  Nick Critelli of Des Moines,  an English Barrister,   has become the first practicing American lawyer since 1919  to be designated a  Master of the Bench of  the Middle Temple Inn of Court.  Barristers are admitted to the practice of law by  their Inn of Court , which is also responsible for their training and […]

New Five Minute Ethics Video “The importance of Talent”

Congratulations! You’ve graduated from Law School, passed the Bar Examination and now you’re a real lawyer. But no one has taught you how to practice law. Now what are you going to do? CritelliLaw will help. Nick has recorded a series of videos called “Five Minute Ethics.” Log on, watch and give us your feedback. Remember if you need help, call us.

CritelliLaw sponsors SILK

SILK, now showing on Masterpiece Theater, is a top rated lawyer-barrister show in the UK. It’s a six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk. In its first season, it drew over 5.8 million viewers. It was […]

The Fictitious Client Scam

During the Iowa State Bar Association’s annual meeting, it was learned that once again Iowa lawyers are being targeted by fraudsters. As a follow-up to the explanation provided to the attendees, we are reposting a previous summary of the fraud and how it takes place.