The Sixth Judicial District Court Administrator has issued a MEMO regarding a change in the summary judgment procedure. Effective September 1, 2016, the court will no longer issue a “warning shot” order when a party has not filed a response to a Motion for Summary Judgment. Click here to read the memo.
The July 2016 Scriptum has been published! CLICK HERE TO READ IT.
A reception will be held Thursday, July 28 at the Linn County Courthouse to celebrate the retirement of Hon. Robert Sosalla. To celebrate, the court will be holding an informal “food day”. The specific courtroom will be announced at a later date.
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 14. The Outing includes a 3.25 hour CLE at the Elmcrest Country Club, 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.
Check your email for your invitation and details if you have not yet RSVP’ed!
The LCBA will hold its “Annual Meeting” on Thursday, June 23 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. The speaker will be Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg, who will provide a legislative update. CLE credit will be sought.
Lunch is $10. An RSVP request will be sent to members via email.
During the Annual Meeting, elections for Officer and Board members for the 2016-2017 term will be held. The Nominating Committee of the Linn County Bar Association previously selected the following slate of nominees to be placed on the ballot for election at the LCBA’s Annual Meeting on June 23, 2016:
President-Elect (term of presidency 2017-2018):
Darin Luneckas, Luneckas & Newhouse, P.C.
Treasurer (two year term):
Susan Pence, Bankers Trust
Board of Governors (three year term):
Nicholas Scott, Linn County Attorney’s Office
Chad Zenisek, United Fire & Casualty Company
Current President-Elect Caitlin Slessor, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., will become President at the June 23 Annual Meeting.
The next LCBA meeting will be Thursday, April 21 from 12-1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. The speaker will be Brent Long, Director of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
Please see this flyer for information on a free one hour CLE at the University of Iowa Friday, March 4 at 2 p.m. the topic is effective oral argument.
The March LCBA meeting has been moved from Thursday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) to Thursday, March 24. The speaker will be Iowa State Bar Association President Bruce Walker. The meeting will be held from 12-1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
Please mark your calendars for the LCBA’s 2016 Bench-Bar Event to be held late afternoon/early evening Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Carnegie Library (main level). At this year’s Bench-Bar Event, the LCBA will be honoring its 50 year members as well as announce the 2016 recipient(s) of the LCBA’s Citizenship Award. More details will be announced as the event date nears.
The Linn County Bar Association’s 6th Annual Last Chance Seminar will be held Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. at Dublin City Pub, 415 1st Street SE, in Cedar Rapids. This CLE will net LCBA members 2 state CLE hours, consisting of 2 hours of ETHICS credit.
From 4 – 5 p.m.: Scammer Claus is Coming to Town: Lawyer and ethics/risk management columnist Karen Erger (Vice President and Director of Practice Risk Management with Lockton Companies) will present some (literally) incredible email and Internet scams that have taken in unsuspecting lawyers – and that may be coming soon to a computer near you. She will review some practical steps you can take to protect yourself and your law firm from these fraudulent schemes and to comply with your ethical obligations to your clients.
From 5 – 6 p.m.: David Roth, the Grinch who stole Christmas: Greg Lederer (Lederer Weston Craig, PLC), who represents Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher PLC, will report on the status of the Roth/GLG matter, discuss its impact on your practice, and offer some lessons on how to protect yourself and/or your law firm.
Light appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
All dues-paid LCBA members may attend this 2 hour CLE free of charge. Non-members may attend for a fee of $20 and may pay at the door. (If you would like to confirm that you are current with your dues, please contact Leigh Van Dee at email@example.com.)
RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend. If you are planning to attend, please respond to the RSVP request emailed by Rebekah Isbell.