– Opening for Johnson County Judicial Hospitalization Referee; Applications due Nov. 13

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PART-TIME JUDICIAL HOSPITALIZATION REFEREE FOR JOHNSON COUNTY

The district court is seeking a part-time judicial hospitalization referee for Johnson County.  An Iowa law license is required and substantial experience with commitment proceedings is preferred.  The current monthly salary is $1,218.75 with continual funding contingent upon renewal of an annual 28E Agreement between the Iowa Judicial Branch and Johnson County.  No fringe benefits are included as a part of compensation.  The referee must be available to conduct hearings on Tuesday or Friday, or sometimes both days in the same week.

The primary duties of the hospitalization referee are:

  • to conduct commitment hearings pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Iowa Code;
  • to determine whether commitment or release of the respondent is appropriate;
  • to issue appropriate orders based on the evidence presented at the commitment hearing; and
  • to serve as the backup referee when the other referee has conflicts, is on vacation, or is sick.

Send letter with statement of qualifications by November 13, 2015 to:                       carroll.edmondson@iowacourts.gov

– Next bar mtg. Thurs., 10/19, includes Ethics CLE!

The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, November 19, 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 Trinity M. Braun-Arana, Assistant Director for Boards and Commissions, Office of Professional Regulation.  She will be speaking about the Client Security Fund and providing updates about local cases of interest.  Ethics CLE credit for .75 hours will be sought.

Lunch is $10.00.  The caterer is Wasabi.

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

– 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.