Summer Outing July 10 – CLE @ Federal Courthouse, Supper @ Hunter’s Ridge

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 shinz@pbalawfirm.com.

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.

Next Bar Meeting Thurs., June 12; Speaker: State Sen. Rob Hogg

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.

Notice of District Judge Vacancy

The Sixth Judicial District of the Iowa District Court has announced a vacancy for District Court Judge due to the retirement of Judge Marsha Beckelman.  Information on how to apply for the position can be viewed here.  Applications are due by Monday, June 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.

LCBA day at the Kernels May 20

ANNUAL LCBA OUTING AT THE BALLPARK

Cedar Rapids Kernels vs. Beloit Snappers

Members:   Don’t forget to RSVP for the Linn County Bar Association’s “May LCBA Meeting” on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 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 Beloit Snappers.  LCBA members will be watching the game from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Pavilion, which is the wooden deck on the left field side.

Members should have already received an RSVP request.  This event is free for dues-paid members who timely RSVP’ed.

The LCBA Board of Governors will be at the ballpark starting at 11:30 a.m. to hand out game tickets. You may bring guests, but please note guest tickets are $10.00 each.  You may pay for any guest tickets when you check in to pick up your own ticket.

 

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

LCBA Nominating Commission Results

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 LCBA’s Annual Meeting to be held June 12:

President-Elect:  
Mark J. Parmenter, Lederer Weston Craig, PLC (to be President 2015-2016 term)

Treasurer:
Susan Pence, Bankers Trust (term expiring June 2016)

Board of Governors: 
Dean Einck, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. (one year term to fill position vacated by Mark Parmenter, term expiring June 2015)
Ann McCrea, First Community Trust, N.A.     (term expiring June 2017)
Phillip D. Seidl, Seidl & Seidl, P.L.C.             (term expiring June 2017)

Current President-Elect Gregory W. Neumeyer, Bank Iowa, will become President at the Annual Meeting.

In addition to the names submitted by the Nominating Committee, any member of the LCBA 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 Steve Pace (sjp@shuttleworthlaw.com) at least four weeks prior to the meeting.  Members will vote on and elect the officers and governors for the open positions at the Annual Meeting.

Next Bar Meeting Thurs., 4/17 at CR Art Museum

The next Linn County Bar Association meeting will be held Thursday, April 17, 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 Amy Reasner of Lynch Dallas.  Ms. Reasner is a Commissioner with the Iowa Department of Transportation and will be discussing current transportation topics.

Lunch is $8 and will be catered by Sweetie’s Chicken & Fish Fry.

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, March 19, 2014. 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.

 

CLE approved for March bar meeting

The March bar meeting has been approved for CLE credit. Details below.

 

This activity has been approved for credit .
 

Activity Information

Program Name:

March Bar Meeting- Guy Cook and David Brown

Sponsor:

LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

Start Date:

03/20/2014

End Date:

03/20/2014

City:

Cedar Rapids

Class Type:

Standard(live)

Total CLE Hours Approved:

0.5 (includes ethics hours)

Ethics Hours Approved:

0.0

Activity Number:

136069

6th Judicial District “Order Hour” Changes for Friday, 3/14

The Sixth Judicial District Court Administrator’s Office has advised us that due to EDMS judge training this Friday afternoon, there is a change for order hour that day.

In associate court for Linn County, “order hour” is changed to 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In district court, “order hour”  (criminal and civil) is canceled altogether.

In the afternoon, no judges are available in any of the counties of the Sixth Judicial District (including district court judges, associate court judges and magistrates).

Next Bar Meeting Thurs., 3/20 @ C.R. Art Museum

The next Linn County Bar Association meeting will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art across from Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids. The speakers will be Iowa State Bar Association President Guy Cook and David Brown, chair of the ISBA’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Legal Education and Licensure.  They will be discussing the ISBA’s recommendation to eliminate the bar exam for Drake and Iowa law graduates, and for other graduates to adopt a Uniform Bar Exam instead of a multi-state bar exam.  The Blue Ribbon Committee’s December 2013 report can be viewed here.

Lunch is $8.

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, March 19, 2014. 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.

 

Next Bar Meeting Thurs., Feb. 20 @ C.R. Art Museum

The next Linn County Bar Association meeting will be held Thursday, February 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 Dr. Les H. Garner, Jr., President and CEO of Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.  Dr. Garner will be presenting a summary of the Foundation and its role in our community.

Lunch is $8.

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, February 19, 2014. 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.