The 2015 Bench-Bar Event will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Carnegie Library (main level).
This year’s Bench-Bar Event will recognize Hon. Nancy Baumgartner and Hon. Marsha Beckelman on their retirement, honor our 50 year members and include a presentation of the 2015 LCBA Citizenship Award. During the first half hour of the event, a free .5 hour CLE will be presented by the Iowa Insurance Division on the Affordable Care Act Individual Marketplace. This CLE has been approved for a .5 hour credit, Activity 173109.
Toasting and tributes for our honorees will take place immediately following the CLE, with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music.
Watch for the LCBA’s RSVP request in mid-January.
All members of the bar are cordially invited to the swearing in of appointee Christopher Bruns to the position of District Judge for the Sixth Judicial District on Friday, January 9 at 3 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Linn County Courthouse. Here is the formal invitation: Judge Bruns Investiture Invite
A vacancy exists in the office of District Judge for the Sixth Judicial District due to the retirement of Judge Stephen Jackson, Jr.. Applications for this vacancy should be delivered to the office of the District Court Administrator, Linn County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1468, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, no later than 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015 and a copy sent to each Commissioner by that same date and time at the addresses listed. State prescribed applications may be picked up at the Court Administration Office or a copy of the application may be requested via e-mail from Julie.email@example.com. For more information, click here: Notice to Applicants re District Judge Vacancy
All dues-paid Linn County Bar Association members are invited to attend the LCBA’s 5th Annual LAST CHANCE SEMINAR on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at DUBLIN CITY PUB, 415 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids.
This FREE CLE will net LCBA members two (2) state CLE hours, including 1 hour of ETHICS credit. The LCBA will be providing appetizers to help make this an enjoyable and pain-free CLE event. Non LCBA members may also attend the CLE for a $20 fee. The fee may be paid at the door.
The CLE program is as follows:
4-5p.m. NEW CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES. Greg Lederer and Hon. Sean McPartland, who sat on the Supreme Court’s Civil Justice Reform Task Force, will speak on new amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure taking effect January 1. These include the expedited civil track and significant changes in the discovery rules for all civil cases.
5-6 p.m. ETHICS! We welcome back Karen Erger, Director of Practice Risk Management at Lockton Companies, who will deliver a presentation, “The Butler Didn’t Do It – All-Too-True Tales of Law Firm Embezzlement.” Karen will review recent law firm embezzlement cases and their aftermath, and discuss factors that can paint a target on your firm’s proverbial back, internal controls that can help prevent theft and fraud, and symptoms that may indicate that your firm is the victim of employee fraud or embezzlement.
An RSVP request will be emailed to LCBA members. Please RSVP when you receive the request.
The next Linn County Bar Association meeting will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014, 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. Linda Reade, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. She will be speaking on “drugs minus 2″ retroactive sentence reductions for drug offenders and the impact on communities. A ½ hour of federal and state CLE credit has been approved. The state CLE activity number is 166969.
Lunch is $10. The caterer will be Emil’s Hideaway.
RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend. If you are planning to attend, please respond to the Attendance Committee’s email RSVP request by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2014. If your plans subsequently change, and you are no longer able to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A vacancy exists in the office of District Judge for the Sixth Judicial District due to the retirement of Judge Nancy Baumgartner. Applications for this vacancy should be delivered to the office of the District Court Administrator, Linn County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1468, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, no later than 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 17, 2014 and a copy sent to each Commissioner by that same date and time at the addresses listed. State prescribed applications may be picked up at the Court Administration Office or a copy of the application may be requested via e-mail from Julie.email@example.com. For more information, click here: District Notice to Applicants.
The LCBA Family Law Committee will be holding its next meeting October 2 at 12 p.m. at Mr. Bean’s in downtown Cedar Rapids. The speaker will be Roxann Repstein from the Linn County Clerk’s office. She will be speaking about EDMS — what attorneys are doing right, what attorneys are doing wrong and answering questions. The presentation will begin at 12:15. Legal assistants are invited.
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, July 10, 2014, for the annual Linn County Bar Association Summer Outing. There will be a bike ride, kayaking, a golf tournament at Hunters Ridge Golf Club with a shotgun start, followed by a social hour and a catered BBQ dinner afterwards. In the morning there will be a FREE 3.25 hour CLE seminar from 8-11.30, including ethics credits, at the Federal Courthouse.
By now, you should have received via email all the details and a registration link for your RSVP. If you did not please contact Stephanie Hinz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thanks to LCBA members Phil Hershner, Dick Pilcher and Joe Conway in the U.S. Bank Trust Department for a $500.00 donation towards the summer outing budget.
Please note, to attend the Summer Outing CLE and afternoon and evening festivities, your 2013-2014 LCBA dues must be paid!
Questions or comments, call Darin Luneckas at 294-8777 or Dave Thinnes at 363-3185.
The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be THURSDAY, JUNE 12 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 is $8 and 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.