Carney Appleby Law


Diane L. Dornburg Of Counsel

Bar Program Leadership

In addition to continuing education programs presented for Drake University, National Business Institute and Lorman Educational Services, Polk County Bar Association, and Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Diane has taught in numerous continuing education programs for the Iowa State Bar Association, including:

  • 2003:     Designing A Parenting Plan
  • 2003:     How To Recognize and Deal with Fear and Anxiety in Family Law
  • 2004:     Application of the APA Guidelines in Direct and Cross Examination
  • 2008:     Assisting High Conflict Families after the Initial Custody Decision is Made
  • 2009:     Parenting Coordinators: Forms, Guidelines and Training
  • 2009:     Marriage Equality: Assessing the Impact of the Varnum Case
  • 2010:     Family & Juvenile Law Section Legislative Report
  • 2012:     Responses to the Stephens Case: Avoid Illegal Delegation of Judicial Authority to Counselors or Parenting Coordinators
  • 2014:     Issues, Ethics, and Best Practices in ADR
  • 2014:     What is Trauma?
  • 2015:     Expert Advice on How to Deal with Parental Alienation in Family Law Cases
  • 2016:     War of Words: Best Practices in High-Conflict Divorces
  • 2017:     Alcoholism and Addiction: Helping the Non-Alcoholic Spouse in a Family Law Case
  • 2017:     Parenting Coordinator: Resolving Conflicts Informally
  • 2018:     Domestic Violence and Coercive Control Screening
  • 2019:     Myths and Reality of Joint Physical Care Presumptions

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Full-service or limited representation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Parenting Coordination
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Traditional divorce and custody
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