– Court Memo on Summary Judgment Procedure Change

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.

– Judge Sosalla retirement reception to be held July 28

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.

– LCBA Summer Outing, Thursday, July 14

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!

– LCBA Election & Annual Meeting to be held June 23

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.


– Next Bar Meeting: Thursday, March 24

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.

– Save the Date for Bench-Bar Event: Thursday, Jan. 21

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.