LCBA Annual Meeting June 17; elections & legislative update

The Annual Meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held Thursday, June 17 from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.    A half-hour “Legislative Update” CLE will be presented.  The speakers will be Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg of Elderkin & Pirnie and Iowa House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen.   Lunch is $7. 

Elections for officers for the 2010-2011 term will also be held. Nominees are:

President-Elect:             Bill Nicholson  (to be President 2011-2012 term)

Treasurer:                     Todd Anderson (term expiring June 2012)

Board of Governors:      Greg Neumeyer (term expiring June 2013)
                                     Matt Preston (term expiring June 2013)
                                     Caitlin Slessor (term expiring June 2012) (replacing former Board member Ian Thornill)
                                    Cynthia Sueppel (term expiring June 2011) (to replace Board member
Bill Nicholson should he be elected President-Elect)

Current President-Elect Stephanie Hinz will become President at the Annual Meeting.

LCBA-Sponsored approved CLEs for Feb., March, April 2010

The following LCBA sponsored conferences and seminars presented so far in 2010 have been approved for CLE credit:

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2010 BAR MEETING
Linn County Attorney Harold Denton discusses criminal law and the County Attorney’s Office.
Total state CLE Hours: .5, Activity No. 69326

MARCH 18, 2010 BAR MEETING
Attorney Andrew Hosmanek discusses non-profit law.

Total state CLE Hours: .5Activity No. 69241

 

APRIL 15, 2010 BAR MEETING
Iowa Law School Professor Josephine Gittler discusses elder law.

Total state
CLE
Hours:  .5  Activity No. 69243

Free 1 hour CLE at U of I Law School April 9

A free CLE Event will be held at the University of Iowa College of Law from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, April 9.  The CLE presentation is: “Resolved: That the McCarran-Ferguson Act, which provides antitrust immunity to the insurance industry, should be repealed.”  Presenters are  Donald J. Boudreaux: former Chair, Department of Economics, George Mason University; former President, Foundation for Economic Education
Herbert Hovenkamp: antitrust expert and Professor, University of Iowa College of Law.  The CLE will be held at Levitt Auditorium, University of Iowa College of Law.  This event qualifies for 1.0 hours of CLE credit and is sponsored by the Iowa Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Iowa Student Chapter of the Federalist Society
RSVP: Those attending the dinner reception after the debate must RSVP to fed-soc@uiowa.edu by April 7. There is no charge for dinner. Other RSVPs are appreciated.

2009 CLE credits approved for LCBA meetings & events

The following is a list of approved CLE credits approved for presentations sponsored by the Linn County Bar Association.  Note: This list does not include CLE credits approved for presentations sponsored by the LCBA Family Law Committee.

 

11/19/2009 LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING NOVEMBER 2009: Dick Wenzel and David Wenzel discuss the new child support calculations. 0.5 credit hours 0.0 ethics hours

Activity No. 64987

 

10/15/2009 LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION Linn County Bar Association Monthly Meeting – October 2009: The Iowa State Bar Association’s Task Force for the Enhanced Delivery of Legal Services Throughout Iowa. 0.5 credit hours 0.0 ethics hours Activity No. 64751

 

07/09/2009 LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION LCBA 2009 Summer Outing CLE 3.25 credit hours 1.0 ethics hours; 2.75 federal hours
Activity No. 62765  

 

06/18/2009 LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING JUNE 2009: Legislative Update 2009 0.5 credit hours 0.0 ethics hours
Activity No. 60603

 

03/19/2009 LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION Linn County Bar Association Monthly Meeting – March 2009: Federal Stimulus Spending to Improve Iowa’s Roadways 0.5 credit hours 0.0 ethics hours

Activity No. 64759

 

02/19/2009 LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION February 2009 LCBA Bar Meeting: U of I Associate Dean Linda McGuire on pro bono requirements 0.5 credit hours 0.5 ethics hours

Activity No. 57645


01/15/2009 LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION January 2009 Bar Meeting: Pete Welch discusses family military law 0.5 credit hours 0.0 ethics hours

Activity No. 56504

 

01/06/2009 LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION 2009 Bench-Bar Conference 1.0 credit hours 0.0 ethics hours
Activity No. 56500

LCBA Summer Outing July 9

The LCBA Summer Outing set for  Thursday, July 9  is quickly approaching.  Many members have yet to return their RSVP postcards.  Please return your postcard (yellow for general registration; blue for golf) no later than Monday, July 6 .   If you’ve lost your postcards,  you’ll find another set attached to this email.  Send them ASAP to Darin Luneckas, 3717 Center Point Road NE, Suite 100, Cedar Rapids,  Iowa  52402.

There is a terrific agenda planned, from the morning 3.25 hour CLE, to the afternoon bike and golfing events, to the evening supper and other festivities at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course.  Please remember, members must have paid their LCBA  2008-2009 dues to attend Summer Outing activities.  Paid members may bring summer law clerks to Summer Outing events, but will be charged $15 per person for attendance at the evening Hunter’s Ridge supper.

The CLE will be held from 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Dows Fine Arts Center at Coe College.  Application will be made for 3.25 credit hours, including 1 ethics hour.   Registration will be from 7:30-8:00 a.m., and a continental breakfast will be available.   A Luncheon will follow the CLE at Clarke Alumni House on the Coe campus.  Box lunches will be available for those who need to leave for golf or biking.   Contact CLE Chair Bob Teig at 363-0091 for any questions.

The golf and biking events will both take place in the afternoon following the CLE.  Details regarding both events will be sent to those who register for the events.   For more info on the golfing event, contact Dave Thinnes at 363-3185.  The bike ride will start at 1 p.m, complete with refreshments, door prizes, and sag wagon.   The route is approximately 29 miles. The route will be emailed to those who register.  For more info, contact Stephanie Hinz at shinz@pbalawfirm.com or 366-7621. 

 “Chinese”  themed supper will follow at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course,  with refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. and a supper catered by  LJ’s Catering beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Many contests and door prizes will be available to paid LCBA members.

For any general questions about the Summer Outing, contact Darin Luneckas at dluneckas@qwestoffice.net or at 294-8777.

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Linn County Bar Association
Summer Bar Outing
CLE Seminar
July  9, 200
Coe College: Dows Theater

 

7:30-8:00     Registration 
 

 

8:00-8:20     State Court Update                                          Judge David Remley 
 

8:20-8:30     Federal Historical Society                                Len Strand 
 

8:30-8:45     Federal Court Update                                       Judge Linda Reade, Clerk of Court Rob Phelps 
 

8:45-9:15      Post-Postville : Evolving Legal Issues           Clerk of Court Rob Phelps, Steve Pace 
 

9:15-9:30      Break 
 

9:30-10:30     Legal Issues after Varnum v. Brien               Laura Mueller, Rich Mitvalsky, Paul Morf, and Justice David Baker 
 

10:30-11:30  Ethics: Avoiding Malpractice and Ethics Complaints in Everyday Matters      Todd Scott, Minnesota Mutual Insurance 

                             

LCBA Summer Outing set for July 9

The LCBA Summer Outing is set for Thursday, July 9.  Members should have already received their registration materials in the mail.  If you did not, please contact Outing Chair Darin Luneckas at 294-8777 or email him at dluneckas@qwestoffice.net

There is a terrific agenda planned, from the morning 3.25 hour CLE, to the afternoon bike and golfing events, to the evening supper and other festivities at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course.  Please remember, members must have paid their LCBA 2008-2009 dues to attend Summer Outing activities. Paid members may bring summer law clerks to Summer Outing events, but will be charged $15 per person for attendance at the evening Hunter’s Ridge supper.

The CLE will be held from 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Dows Fine Arts Center at Coe College. Registration will be from 7:30-8:00 a.m., and a continental breakfast will be available. At agenda will be available at a later date. Application will be made for 3.25 credit hours, including 1 ethics hour. Contact CLE Chair Bob Teig at 363-0091 for any questions.

The golf and biking events will both take place in the afternoon following the CLE.  Details regarding both events will be sent to those who register for the events. For more info on the golfing event or to register, contact Dave Thinnes at 363-3185 Golf registration is 11:30-12:45, and shotgun start is at 1 p.m.

The
bike ride will be a  25-30 mile route starting at 1:30 p.m, complete with refreshments and sag wagon.  For more information, contact Stephanie Hinz at shinz@pbalawfirm.com or
366-7621.

Supper will follow at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course, with refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. and supper catered by Catering by L.J.’s beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For any general questions about the Summer Outing, contact Darin Luneckas at dluneckas@qwest.net or at 294-8777.

CLE approved for February 2009 bar meeting

State CLE credit (including ethics credit) in the amount of .5 hours has been approved for the LCBA February 2009 meeting as follows:

Program Name: U of I Associate Dean Linda McGuire on pro bono requirements

Sponsor:  LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Start Date:  02/19/2009
End Date:  02/19/2009
City:  Cedar Rapids
Class Type:  Standard(live)
Total CLE Hours Approved:  0.5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved:  0.5
Activity Number:  57645The outline from the CLE can be viewed here: McGuire outline on pro bono requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLE approved for 2009 Bench Bar Conference; January 2009 bar meeting

State CLE credit in the amount of 1.0 hours has been approved for the LCBA 2009 Bench-Bar Conference as follows:

Program Name: 2009 Bench-Bar Conference
Sponsor: LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Start Date: 01/06/2009
End Date: 01/06/2009
City: Cedar Rapids
Class Type: Standard(live)
Total CLE Hours Approved: 1.0 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0
Activity Number: 56500

State CLE credit in the amount of .5 hours has been approved for the LCBA January 2009 bar meeting as follows:

Program Name: January 2009 Bar Meeting
Sponsor: LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Start Date: 01/15/2009
End Date: 01/15/2009
City: Cedar Rapids
Class Type: Standard(live)
Total CLE Hours Approved: 0.5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0
Activity Number: 56504

 The outline for the presentation on representing military clients presented by Pete Welch of Crawford Sullivan Read & Roemerman can be viewed here: Family Military Law outline

LCBA sponsored 2008 approved CLE credit list

The following LCBA sponsored conferences and seminars presented in 2008 have been approved for CLE credit:

 

JANUARY 8, 2008 –BENCH/BAR CONFERENCE
Judge Jon Scoles on the new federal local rules
Judge Baumgartner on the importance of judicial independence

Total state
CLE Hours: 1.0, Activity No. 48147 

Federal CLE 1.0 hours approved

 

FEBRUARY 21, 2008 BAR MEETING
Susan Pence discusses recent updates to Iowa
probate and trust law. 
Total state CLE
Hours: .5, Activity No. 48482

MARCH 19, 2008 BAR MEETING
 Judge Faye Hoover-Grinde discusses drug treatment court
Total state
CLE
Hours: .5Activity No. 50344

 

APRIL 17, 2008 BAR MEETING
Mark Hudson
Ethics presentation: Top 5 Tips for Avoiding a Call from the Iowa Disciplinary Board 
Total state
CLE
Hours:  .5Total Ethics Hours: .5Activity No. 50666
 

JUNE 26, 2008 – FLOOD RECOVERY SEMINAR & ANNUAL MEETING

Total state CLE Hours: 5.5Activity No. 51744
Federal CLE .5 hours approved

 

JULY 12, 2008 — SUMMER OUTING CLE
Total state CLE Hours:  3.25Total Ethics Hours: 1.0, Activity No. 55812

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2008 BAR MEETING
Iowa State Sen. Rob Hogg presents a Legislative Update

Total state CLE Hours: .5, Activity No. 55151

 

OCTOBER 18, 2008 BAR MEETING
Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus discusses Equal Justice for All 

Total state CLE Hours: .5, Activity No. 55819

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 BAR MEETING
Michelle McMurray program on Fair Housing laws

Total state CLE Hours: .5, Activity No. 55011

Federal CLE .5 hours approved

 

 

 

2009 Bench-Bar Conference on Jan. 6 at CR Art Museum

 

Please join the Linn County Bar Association at its 2009 Bench-Bar Conference to start the new year with some CLE credit and a social with your friends and colleagues in the bar and on the bench.


When:  
Tuesday, January 6, 2009  from 4:00 6:30 PM.

Where:  Cedar Rapids Museum

 

The CLE

 

 

A reception catered by Winifred’s will follow.

 

Please plan to attend this important event!  This event is free of charge to LCBA members.

 

QUESTIONS?  Call LCBA President-Elect Connie Alt at 365-9461.