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    CritelliLaw: Who we are; What we are; Where we are!

    We are constantly asked WHO are you; WHAT are you and WHERE are you. This brief video answers those questions and explains how this rather unique “bespoke” law form works. Not familiar with the term “bespoke” then you’re probably from this side of the Atlantic. Bespoke is a British term meaning commissioned or made for a particular specification. Like bespoke medicine which tries to better fit treatment to the individual patient, bespoke law configures a specific legal team for each case.

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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.

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featuredimage Maria Critelli, Tax Lawyer!

    It is with pride that we announce that Maria C. Critelli has joined our chambers. Maria is a 2014 graduate ...

featuredimage 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 ...

Anglo-American Scholar

featuredimage UPDATE: Emily Johnson, 2014 CritelliLaw Middle Temple Pupil

Emily Johnson UPDATE:  Emily Johnson, our 2014 Middle Temple Anglo-American scholar is presesntly studying for the New York bar examination.  We ...

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featuredimage Update: Funmi Oyeneyn 2013 Middle Temple Scholar

Funmi Oyeneyn was our 2013 Middle Temple Anglo-American Scholar.  We are pleased to announce that Funm Oyeneyn, a barrister at ...

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 ...

NEW Webinar on Demand: The Importance of Pre-Mediation Due Diligence

ONE HOUR FREE WEBINAR ON DEMAND CLE: MEDIATION PLANNING— how do you plan for a mediation? It’s more than drafting a mediation statement for the mediator. Due diligence consists of thorough strategic plan. As the old Kenny Rogers song “The Gambler” advises: You’ve got to know when to hold’m, know when to fold’m, know when to walk away and know when to run.” BUT before your can do that — you must know who THEY are and what motivates them.

Ethical Fee Webinar Sept – Oct 2014

Over 812 people attended the first session of the Ethics Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association Webinar on HOW TO SET AN ETHICAL FEE. The second session is noon 15 October 2014. Over 1070 people have registered. I have posted videos of the webinars, the PowerPoints and the sample Master Engagement Agreement. You can download them by clicking on the LINKS in this post.

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.

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.

2/17/11: EVEN IN IOWA: Legal Issues of Human Trafficking and International Abduction & How Professionals Can Address These Hidden But Prevalent Problems

Tre Critelli will be joining Legal Assistance Coordinator Patricia Hoff, U.S. Department of State/U.S. Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and immigration attorney Kathryn Salazar in a state-wide panel presentation on Human Trafficking and Int’l Child Abduction over the ICN. Click on the header for more info.