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Professional Education

Nick Critelli called to the Bench of the Middle Temple

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: International Law, Professional Education

  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”

Mar 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Professional Education

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.

How to be a Successful Lawyer

Sep 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Professional Education

During his term on the Iowa Supreme Court’s Attorney Disciplinary Board, Tre Critelli had the opportunity to read thousands of complaints against Iowa lawyers. Many of them could have been avoided, or sanctions perhaps not imposed, if the attorneys had understood what their responsibilities had been and had fulfilled them…

2009 Webinar Activity IDs

Jan 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Professional Education

As the March 2010 deadline approaches for submission of your 2009 CLE, we’ve posted the activity numbers and links to the Iowa Supreme Court site for all of our 2009 webinars. Click on the header for the info.

E-Discovery Webinar

Nov 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Professional Education

The November 10, 2009, e-Discovery was approved for 1 hour of State CLE (#63906) and we are awaiting federal certification. Click on the header to download the slideshow!

For Lawyers Only: Iowa Supreme Court Amends Rules of Evidence

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Professional Education

The Iowa Supreme Court has filed amendments to the Iowa Rules of Evidence. The new changes will become effective on June 1st. Critical changes have been made to IRE 502 concerning limitations placed on the waiver of attorney-client and work product privileges. In this video presentation Nick Critelli, past chair of the Iowa Rules of […]

For Lawyers Only: Ethics Opinion 09-01 (Use of Lawyer and Law Firm Name)

Apr 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Professional Education

Is the placement of a law firm logo on a T-shirt inconsistent with previous Iowa Formal Ethics Opinions and the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct? Read the newest opinion of the ISBA Ethics Committee to find out.

PRESS RELEASE: Iowa Supreme Court to adopt Model Rules

May 28th, 2004 | By | Category: Professional Education

Proposed new Rules of Professional Conduct After two years of study, the Iowa Supreme Court has proposed new Rules of Professional Conduct. For the last 30 years, we have been operating under the Iowa CODE of Professional Responsibility. Now it appears that we will switch to from the Code to the Rules. The Rules will […]