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David Dutton Speaks at Iowa Law School's Trial Advocacy Banquet

posted on 10/15/2016 by David Dutton in Press Releases

DBSH attorney Dave Dutton was the Featured Guest Speaker at the 34th Annual, Judge Roy B. Stephenson Banquet for the Iowa Law School Trial Advocacy Board on October 15, 2016. The banquet follows the Annual Roy L. Stephenson Trial Advocacy Competition. 

The Stephenson Trial Advocacy Competition is a competitive version of the full trials that complete the semester and intersession trial advocacy courses. The competition, which began in 1984, is named after Judge Roy L. Stephenson, an esteemed judge of the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and a 1940 graduate of the UI College of Law. A fund to provide for this competition was established by Judge Stephenson's former law clerks. A limited number of law students who have demonstrated superior ability in advocacy during the trial advocacy courses participate in a week-long series of mock trials judged by local members of the bench and bar. The final round of competition is judged by federal judges and Iowa Supreme Court justices. The competition, which takes place in October, culminates in a banquet where awards are presented to the winning participants and to the best litigator. Individuals selected from the competition represent Iowa at national trial competitions in the spring.

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Dave Dutton is a Trial Lawyer. His career began in 1960, handling tort and commercial cases. He served as prosecuting attorney for Black Hawk County from 1969 to 1975 and continued handling murder cases on a state-wide basis until 1981. His trial practice continues with a wide variety of civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts, as well as proceedings before state and local administrative bodies.

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