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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.

Technology

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      For years CritelliLaw has used Citrix products: Go-to-Meeting and ShareFile.  Recently we were featured in a ...

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 ...

Anglo-American Scholar

featuredimage Emily Johnson, 2014 CritelliLaw Middle Temple Pupil

Emily Johnson We are proud to announce that Emily Johnson is the 2014 CritelliLaw Anglo American Scholar.  Emily was called to ...

Practice Notes

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 ...

When Parents Abduct: Reflections on the Hague Convention

As the world continues to get smaller and international travel more common, areas of the law once thought to be ...

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.

CritelliLaw – Lawyers for Lawyers

  Need help? Everyday lawyers are faced with difficult problems.  Some concern how they handle a particularly difficult  matter or case. Others  may focus  on the business of the law such as marketing and financial matters. Sometimes the problems are more personal and involve ethics,  malpractice or even law  firm disputes. When faced with these problems, […]

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.