– Next bar mtg. Thurs., 10/15; Speaker Paul Pate

The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, October 15, 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 Secretary of State Paul Pate, who will provide a general update from his office and address voting issues.  CLE credit will be sought.

Lunch is $10.00.

 RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend.  Please RSVP to the Attendance Committee’s email if you plan to attend.

– Judge McKeever Investiture 10/23 in Johnson County

McKeever Investiture Invitation

You are cordially invited to the Investiture Ceremony of
Judge Kevin McKeever, District Court Judge, Sixth Judicial District of Iowa, Friday, October 23, 2015 at three-thirty in the afternoon Johnson County Courthouse – 3rd Floor 417 South Clinton Street Iowa City, IA Reception to follow at four-thirty in the afternoon University of Iowa, Boyd Law Building 130 Byington Road Iowa City, IA. Please rsvp to kcmckeever@gmail.com by October 16th if planning to attend reception.

– Free 1 hr Criminal Law CLE 9/29 @ U of I

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will host a panel discussion on representation for indigent defendants in Iowa at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, at the Old Capitol in Iowa City. Panelists include State Rep. Mary Wolfe (D) from Clinton, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee; Steve Drahozal, Assistant Dubuque Public Defender and chair of the Iowa State Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section Council; Prof. Celesta Albonetti, UI Department of Sociology; and Dr. Brian Farrell, UI College of Law and President of the Innocence Project of Iowa. Event details are available here. The event precedes an October 4 talk by attorney and Just Mercy author Bryan Stevenson.

– Next bar meeting Thurs., Sept. 17; Judge Spande speaker

The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be THURSDAY,, SEPTEMBER 1725 from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. The speaker will be Hon. Jane Spande, who will be discussing juvenile court. CLE credit will be sought. Lunch will be catered by The Early Bird, 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.

– 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!