– Justice Cady reception at CR Museum of Art 9/24/15

LCBA members are cordially invited to attend a reception for Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady to be held Thursday, September 24 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall.  Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Court will be hearing oral argument the following morning, September 25, at the University of Iowa Law School.

– Notice of Federal Judicial Vacancy – Deadline August 28

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa is accepting applications for a full time Magistrate Judge in Sioux City, Iowa.   Salary:  $185,012.   Application forms may be obtained from Clerk of Court and court website. Obtain details at www.iand.uscourts.gov.  Submit application personally or by mail to Clerk’s Office, Cedar Rapids by August 28, 2015.

See this link for the official notice and more information.

– LCBA Summer Outing: Thurs., July 16

Have you RSVP’ed yet for the LCBA Summer Outing?  Invitations for registration have been sent to all LCBA members for the Outing, which will be held Thursday, July 16.  The Outing includes a 3.25 hour CLE at the Cedar Rapids Public Library (downtown branch); a boxed lunch following the CLE; bike ride; kayak; or golf (extra charge for the latter two); and drinks and supper at Elmcrest Country Club that evening.

The CLE agenda can be viewed here.

Check your email for your invitation and details if you have not yet RSVP’ed!

 

 

 

— Next Bar Meeting Thurs., June 25; Speaker: State Sen. Rob Hogg

The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be THURSDAY, JUNE 25 from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.  This is our “ANNUAL MEETING” at which elections for next year’s slate of new officers and Board members will take place.  We will also have as guest Iowa State Sen. Rob Hogg, who will be providing a Legislative Update.  CLE credit will be sought.

Lunch will be catered by Bistro on the River, costs $10, and is payable at the door.

The LCBA Attendance Committee will be sending a request for RSVPs.  Please reply to the RSVP request if you plan to attend the meeting.

— Nominating Committee Selects Nominees to 2015-2016 Bd. of Governors

The Nominating Committee of the Linn County Bar Association has selected the following slate of nominees to be placed on the ballot for election at the Annual Meeting on June 25, 2015:

President-elect:      Caitlin Slessor, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Secretary:              Ann McCrea, First Community Trust, N.A.    (term 2015-2017)

Board of Governors:

Amy Reasner, Lynch Dallas, P.C                                           (term 2015-2018)

Lisa Stephenson, Simmons Perrine Moyer & Bergman, P.L.C. (term 2015-2018)

Crystal Usher, Nazette, Marner, Nathanson & Shea, L.L.P.      (term 2015-2017)

 

Current President-Elect Mark Parmenter will become President at the June 25 Annual Meeting.

In addition to the names submitted by the Nominating Committee, any member of the Association may have his or her name placed upon the ballot for a position by submitting to the LCBA a petition with at least 10 LCBA members’ signatures.  Nomination petitions shall be submitted to LCBA President Greg Neumeyer (Greg.Neumeyer@bankiowa.com) at least four weeks prior to the June 25 Annual Meeting.  Members will vote on and elect the officers and governors for the open positions at the Annual Meeting.

-Annual LCBA Outing at the Ballpark

All dues-paid Linn County Bar Association members are invited to join the LCBA for its “May LCBA Meeting” on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 950 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids, for a 12:05 p.m. game between our local Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Peoria Chiefs.  LCBA members will be watching the game from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Pavilion, which is the wooden deck on the left field side.

 The LCBA will pay for each member’s ticket to the game, so long as RSVPs are received by Friday, May 8, 2015, and 2014-2015 dues are paid!  The LCBA Board of Governors will be at the ballpark starting at 11:30 a.m. to hand out game tickets. LCBA members may bring guests, but please note guest tickets are $10.00 each.  Guest tickets may be paid for during check in to pick up members’ tickets.

Plan on attending for good food, good conversation, and GREAT BASEBALL with the Cedar Rapids Kernels!

– Next Bar Meeting April 16 at CR Museum of Art

The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, April 16, 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 speakers will be Jim Kringlen from Iowa Legal Aid, Jenny Schulz from Kids First and Frank Camp and Ann Naffier from Justice for Our Neighbors.  They will be speaking about what their organizations do, how the funding from the LCBA helps them, updates as to the growth of their organizations in the past couple of years, and how others can get involved with their organizations to assist.

 

Lunch is $10.00 and will be catered by Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill.

 

Menu:

            Chicago Gyro Sandwich (Beef/lamb served on a 6” pita, with tzatziki sauce, tomato, and onion)

Chicken Shish Tawook Wrap (Marinated chicken served on a 10” thin pita, with tzatziki sauce, tahini sauce, tomato, pickled wild cucumber, and pickled turnip)

Greek Salad (Romaine, cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives with Greek vinaigrette dressing)

Baklava (Layers of phyllo dough with a crushed walnut center, drizzled with honey)

Mamool (Date-filled shortbread cookie with a pistachio crumb bottom)

            Bottled Iced Tea, Bottled Water

 

RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend.  If you are planning to attend, please reply to Rebekah Isbell’s email by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  If your plans subsequently change, and you are no longer able to attend, please let her know via e-mail at risbell@lynchdallas.com or by calling 365-9101, ext. 119.

– Next Bar Meeting 3/19 w/ speaker Hon. Nancy Baumgartner

The next Linn County Bar Association meeting will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art across from Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids. The speaker will be Hon. Nancy Baumgartner, who will discuss EDMS and district court case scheduling.  

Lunch is $10 and will be catered by Augusta Restaurant of Oxford.

RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend. If you are planning to attend, please respond to the email RSVP request by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. If your plans subsequently change, and you are no longer able to attend, please contact risbell@lynchdallas.com or by calling 365-9101, ext. 119.

If you have recently changed your e-mail address, or you know of an LCBA member whose e-mail address has changed, please notify me so that we may keep our e-mail list as accurate as possible.

REMEMBER: your RSVP’s are very important! Thank you so much for your assistance in helping to provide an accurate attendance count for the caterers.

– Summary of CLE offered by LCBA in 2014

2014 LCBA CLE Information

Totals:

State 8.75

Ethics 2.75

Federal 2.5

175984 February Bar Meeting- Les Garner (GCRF)          02/20/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

 

136069 March Bar Meeting- Guy Cook and David Brown 03/20/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0 
175985 April Bar Meeting- Amy Reasner (Dept. of Transp.) 04/17/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0 
175990 June Bar Meeting- Rob Hogg (Legislative update) 06/12/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

 

  144869 Linn County Bar Association Summer Outing CLE 07/10/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 3.25     Ethics Hours Approved: 1.75

* 2 hours were approved for Federal credit

 

160504 September 2014 Bar Meeting (Sue Pence – Probate)           09/18/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0 
176210 October Bar Meeting- Joe Feller 10/16/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

 

166969 November 2014 (Judge Linda Reade) Linn County Bar Association meeting 11/20/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

* .5 hours were approved for Federal credit

 

172809 Last Chance Seminar 12/11/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 2.0     Ethics Hours Approved: 1.0