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Elizabeth A. Rosenbaum

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Elizabeth A. Rosenbaum, P.C.

Contact Information

600 4th Street
Suite 1006
Sioux City IA 51101
Work (712) 233-3632
Fax (712) 233-6101

Practice State



Practicing primarily in Eastern South Dakota and Northwestern Iowa.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation. Mediation. Parenting Coordination.


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1988 - J.D. University of South Dakota; 1985 - B.S. University of South Dakota; 1981 - A.D.N. University of South Dakota.

Legal Organizations

2007-2008 American Bar Association, Chairperson, Adoption Committee 2006-2007; Iowa State Bar Association, Chairperson, Family & Juvenile Law Section 2005-2006; Iowa State Bar Association, Vice Chair, Family Law Section 2006-2007; Iowa State Bar Association, Tribal Law Study Committee (appointment) 2004-2006; South Dakota Bar Association, Director, Family Law Section 2004-2006; Iowa State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section, Chair of Adoption Committee 1997-2001; President, Northwest Iowa Legal Services Advisory Council; 1989-1996; Member of the Following: Iowa State Bar Association, South Dakota State Bar Association, and American Bar Association.


2015 University of South Dakota -School of Law - Family Law Professor (Fall 2015); University of South Dakota-School of Law- Women in Law-South Dakota 2015 Attorney of the Year; 2015 Iowa Family Case Processing Reform Task Force-Supreme Court appointment to Steering Committee ADR Chair; 2007 Iowa Children's Justice - State Summit Team-Supreme Court Appointment; 2000-2006 Iowa Supreme Court Appointment to Advisory Committee on Rules of Juvenile Procedure (Two 3 year terms); 1995-Present: Certified Family Law Mediator; 2001-Present: Certified Child Welfare Mediator; 2013-Present: AFCC trained Parenting Coordinator.

CLE Presentations

"A Little of This and That IV: A Look at Some Things You Should Know When Practicing Civil Law...Family Law Update." Joint Iowa Legal Aid/Woodbury County Bar Association. State of Iowa-November 6, 2015 "Hot Topics in Family Law" Sioux City, IA April 24, 2015 "Iowa Supreme Court Family Law Task Force Overview and Goals" Sioux City, IA April 20, 2015 "A Little of This and That II: A Look at Some Things You Should Know When Practicing Civil Law... Hot Topics in Family Law." Sioux City, IA October 29, 2014 "Nuts and Bolts of the Indian Child Welfare Act", New York, NY December 1, 2011 "One Practitioner's Experience Working with ICWA", New York, NY November 30, 2011 Interpreting Varnum and How It Will Impact Your Practice", Chautauqua, Okoboji, IA June 5, 2010 "Shortcuts & Safeguards in Adoption" New Orleans, LA April 15, 2010 "Implications of Varnum" Des Moines, IA November 13, 2009 "Marriage Equality: Assessing the Impact of the Varnum Case" Des Moines, IA October 29, 2009 "Same Sex Couples-Ethics and Legal Issues Interpreted", Sioux City, IA September 29, 2009 "ICWA Update-History, The Law & Direct Application to Your Practice", Sioux City, IA June 5, 2009 "Pertinent Current Issues with ICWA" , Des Moines, IA April 24, 2009 "One Country, Separate Sovereigns: Emerging Issues in Indian Law" Panel Scottsdale, AZ November 14, 2008 "Family Law Issues for the Non-Traditional Family" Sioux City, IA May 9, 2008 "Development of Effective Parenting Plans in the Joint Physical Care Era" co-presented, West Des Moines, IA October 26, 2007 "Joint Physical Care Questions and Answers" Panel, West Des Moines, IA October 26, 2007 "Tribal Law/ICWA", Des Moines, IA May 4, 2007 "The Iowa Tribal Court System and Indian Child Welfare Act Update" West Des Moines, IA October 27, 2006 "Navigating through the Adoption Process and Adoption Hot Topics" West Des Moines, IA October 26, 2006 "Indian Child Welfare Act Adoptions: A Practioner's Guide to Following the Spirit and Statutory Mandates of the Law", Topeka, KS March 24, 2006 "Ethical Challenges to Practice: Professional Responsibility and ICWA", Washburn University School of Law "Indian Child Welfare Act Adoptions", Austin, TX April 15, 2005 "Adoption Hot Topics" Austin, TX April 15, 2005 "The Practice of Family Law", Sioux City, IA April 7, 2005 (Prior years upon request)

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