The next LCBA meeting will be Thursday, April 21 from 12-1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. The speaker will be Brent Long, Director of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
Please see this flyer for information on a free one hour CLE at the University of Iowa Friday, March 4 at 2 p.m. the topic is effective oral argument.
The March LCBA meeting has been moved from Thursday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) to Thursday, March 24. The speaker will be Iowa State Bar Association President Bruce Walker. The meeting will be held from 12-1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
Please mark your calendars for the LCBA’s 2016 Bench-Bar Event to be held late afternoon/early evening Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Carnegie Library (main level). At this year’s Bench-Bar Event, the LCBA will be honoring its 50 year members as well as announce the 2016 recipient(s) of the LCBA’s Citizenship Award. More details will be announced as the event date nears.
The Linn County Bar Association’s 6th Annual Last Chance Seminar will be held Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. at Dublin City Pub, 415 1st Street SE, in Cedar Rapids. This CLE will net LCBA members 2 state CLE hours, consisting of 2 hours of ETHICS credit.
From 4 – 5 p.m.: Scammer Claus is Coming to Town: Lawyer and ethics/risk management columnist Karen Erger (Vice President and Director of Practice Risk Management with Lockton Companies) will present some (literally) incredible email and Internet scams that have taken in unsuspecting lawyers – and that may be coming soon to a computer near you. She will review some practical steps you can take to protect yourself and your law firm from these fraudulent schemes and to comply with your ethical obligations to your clients.
From 5 – 6 p.m.: David Roth, the Grinch who stole Christmas: Greg Lederer (Lederer Weston Craig, PLC), who represents Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher PLC, will report on the status of the Roth/GLG matter, discuss its impact on your practice, and offer some lessons on how to protect yourself and/or your law firm.
Light appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
All dues-paid LCBA members may attend this 2 hour CLE free of charge. Non-members may attend for a fee of $20 and may pay at the door. (If you would like to confirm that you are current with your dues, please contact Leigh Van Dee at email@example.com.)
RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend. If you are planning to attend, please respond to the RSVP request emailed by Rebekah Isbell.
The 2016 district court judge assignments for the Sixth Judicial District have been released. Here is a link: 6th Judicial District Judge Assignments 2016
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PART-TIME JUDICIAL HOSPITALIZATION REFEREE FOR JOHNSON COUNTY
The district court is seeking a part-time judicial hospitalization referee for Johnson County. An Iowa law license is required and substantial experience with commitment proceedings is preferred. The current monthly salary is $1,218.75 with continual funding contingent upon renewal of an annual 28E Agreement between the Iowa Judicial Branch and Johnson County. No fringe benefits are included as a part of compensation. The referee must be available to conduct hearings on Tuesday or Friday, or sometimes both days in the same week.
The primary duties of the hospitalization referee are:
- to conduct commitment hearings pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Iowa Code;
- to determine whether commitment or release of the respondent is appropriate;
- to issue appropriate orders based on the evidence presented at the commitment hearing; and
- to serve as the backup referee when the other referee has conflicts, is on vacation, or is sick.
Send letter with statement of qualifications by November 13, 2015 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015, 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. The speaker will be Trinity M. Braun-Arana, Assistant Director for Boards and Commissions, Office of Professional Regulation. She will be speaking about the Client Security Fund and providing updates about local cases of interest. Ethics CLE credit for .75 hours will be sought.
Lunch is $10.00. The caterer is Wasabi.
RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend. Please RSVP to the Attendance Committee’s email if you plan to attend.
The October 2015 Scriptum was published today. Here is a link.
There is an immediate opening for City of Cedar Rapids Assistant Attorney II. Applications are due 4 p.m., October 23, 2015. Please see the attached job announcement regarding the opening.