The following is a public notice from the Sixth Judicial District of Iowa.
PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING LINN COUNTY DISTRICT ASSOCIATE JUDGE VACANCY
The joint Linn and Benton County Magistrate and Associate District Court Judge Appointment Commissions will meet on Friday, November 16, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Linn County Courthouse for the purpose of nominating and certifying three individuals to the chief judge of the Sixth Judicial District to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Juvenile Judge Susan Flaherty. Within fifteen days after the chief judge receives the list of three nominees, the district judges of the Sixth Judicial District must appoint one of the three nominees as a Linn County district associate judge. Continue reading “District Associate Judge Vacancy”
The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on Third Avenue SE across from Greene Square Park. The meeting room is located on the third floor. Parking is available behind the building on the Second Avenue side. Continue reading “The Scriptum, October 2018”
The October Meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on Third Avenue SE across from Greene Square Park. Parking is available behind the building on the Second Avenue side. This month’s speakers will include Darrel Morf and Paul Morf, co-Chairs of this year’s United Way of East Central Iowa campaign, with a UWECI staff person also attending. A short campaign video will be screened. Jim Kringlen of Iowa Legal Aid and Jenny Schulz of Kids First Law Center (both of whose organizations receive funding from the United Way) will each speak briefly about one of their new projects.
Kristeena’s is catering lunch and will be serving: fish tacos, chicken fajitas, Spanish mac and cheese, fruit and veggies, jalapeno cornbread, and turtle brownies for dessert. Lemonade and water will be provided for beverages.
** Lunch is ordered as a courtesy for those who want to have lunch during the meeting. Members are not required to order lunch. There is no charge to attend the meeting if you do not order lunch.**
If you plan to attend, please answer the questions below. RSVPs are due 2 p.m. October 17. (No need to answer the questions if you are not attending the meeting.)
The following message is from the United States Courts.
The court is pleased to announce that C.J. Williams is now hard at work this week as a new district judge in the Cedar Rapids courthouse. Mark A. Roberts will start his duties in Cedar Rapids as a new magistrate judge on Monday, September 17, 2018. The case administration program (CM/ECF) is being updated this week for case assignments and workload reassignments. Please contact the Clerk’s Office with any questions, concerns, or issues.
This year, your LCBA dues will be invoiced via e-mail. You may pay online using a credit card. The invoice e-mails will begin going out soon. We are using the familiar payment vendor Square. Our invoices will say “Linn County Bar Association” and include our logo. The e-mail will be sent from email@example.com to the e-mail address we have on file for you. Once the invoice is paid, you will receive a receipt via e-mail.
Please note you will not be able to manually change the payment amount from the invoice link. If the invoice amount is wrong, please contact Leigh Van Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org
We anticipate a few bumps along the way as we adopt this new invoicing and payment system. We appreciate your patience.
This summer the District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa each adopted an amended Local Rule 83 eliminating the requirement of six hours federal CLE biannually to be able to practice in federal court. Under the amended rule, which is effective immediately, federal CLEs are NO LONGER REQUIRED. The only requirements for continuing to practice in ND & SD Iowa are now (1) admission and good standing in the Iowa bar, and (2) payment of an annual fee. Continue reading “Iowa federal courts remove federal CLE requirements”
The Sixth District Magistrate Appointing Commission issued the following press release on July 30, 2018:
The following have submitted their names as applicants by the Magistrate Appointing Commission to fill the unexpired term of Magistrate Kristofer Lyons commencing on August 3, 2018 and ending July 31, 2021. The Commission will meet on Thursday, August 2, 2018, commencing at 1:00 p.m. in the Magistrate’s Courtroom in the Jones County Courthouse. At that time, the applicants will be interviewed by the Commission members. The successful applicant will be selected by the Commission and his/her name submitted to Chief Judge Patrick Grady and Clerk of Court Roxann Repstien. Continue reading “Applicants for Magistrate Position”
A reminder to our young attorneys to please join Linn Law Club for its July Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 18 at Black Sheep Social Club in Cedar Rapids. Happy hour will begin at 5:00 pm and go until about 6:30 pm. We encourage those with summer associates to invite them to join us!