– Next Bar Meeting April 16 at CR Museum of Art

The next meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, April 16, 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 speakers will be Jim Kringlen from Iowa Legal Aid, Jenny Schulz from Kids First and Frank Camp and Ann Naffier from Justice for Our Neighbors.  They will be speaking about what their organizations do, how the funding from the LCBA helps them, updates as to the growth of their organizations in the past couple of years, and how others can get involved with their organizations to assist.

 

Lunch is $10.00 and will be catered by Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill.

 

Menu:

            Chicago Gyro Sandwich (Beef/lamb served on a 6” pita, with tzatziki sauce, tomato, and onion)

Chicken Shish Tawook Wrap (Marinated chicken served on a 10” thin pita, with tzatziki sauce, tahini sauce, tomato, pickled wild cucumber, and pickled turnip)

Greek Salad (Romaine, cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives with Greek vinaigrette dressing)

Baklava (Layers of phyllo dough with a crushed walnut center, drizzled with honey)

Mamool (Date-filled shortbread cookie with a pistachio crumb bottom)

            Bottled Iced Tea, Bottled Water

 

RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend.  If you are planning to attend, please reply to Rebekah Isbell’s email by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  If your plans subsequently change, and you are no longer able to attend, please let her know via e-mail at risbell@lynchdallas.com or by calling 365-9101, ext. 119.

– Next Bar Meeting 3/19 w/ speaker Hon. Nancy Baumgartner

The next Linn County Bar Association meeting will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art across from Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids. The speaker will be Hon. Nancy Baumgartner, who will discuss EDMS and district court case scheduling.  

Lunch is $10 and will be catered by Augusta Restaurant of Oxford.

RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend. If you are planning to attend, please respond to the email RSVP request by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. 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.

– Summary of CLE offered by LCBA in 2014

2014 LCBA CLE Information

Totals:

State 8.75

Ethics 2.75

Federal 2.5

175984 February Bar Meeting- Les Garner (GCRF)          02/20/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

 

136069 March Bar Meeting- Guy Cook and David Brown 03/20/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0 
175985 April Bar Meeting- Amy Reasner (Dept. of Transp.) 04/17/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0 
175990 June Bar Meeting- Rob Hogg (Legislative update) 06/12/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

 

  144869 Linn County Bar Association Summer Outing CLE 07/10/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 3.25     Ethics Hours Approved: 1.75

* 2 hours were approved for Federal credit

 

160504 September 2014 Bar Meeting (Sue Pence – Probate)           09/18/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0 
176210 October Bar Meeting- Joe Feller 10/16/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

 

166969 November 2014 (Judge Linda Reade) Linn County Bar Association meeting 11/20/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 0.5     Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

* .5 hours were approved for Federal credit

 

172809 Last Chance Seminar 12/11/2014
    CLE Hours Approved: 2.0     Ethics Hours Approved: 1.0

 

 

 

-Applicants sought for the Meskwaki Tribal Court Public Defender Position

The Meskwaki Tribe is seeking applicants for a Tribal Public Defender contract position. Please see below links for further information.  Please note membership in the tribal bar is required for the position, but the requirements are merely that you are a licensed attorney in any jurisdiction of the United States in good standing, and pay an annual fee of $100.  Information on attaining membership in the tribal bar is also below.  For any questions regarding the position, please contact Clerk of the Tribal Court, Shoshonis Brown, at 641-484-9300.

Applications are due February 13.  The position begins March 1.

Tribal Public Defender position:

http://meskwaki.org/meskwaki_files/Jobs/February%202015/Public%20Defender%20SF.pdf

Meskwaki Tribal Court Motion for Admission: http://www.meskwakicourt.org/downloads.html

– Next Bar Meeting 2/19 w/ speaker Cty Atty Vander Sanden

The next Linn County Bar Association meeting will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art across from Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids. The speaker will be Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden, who will discuss grand jury use and practice in Iowa.  The presentation has been approved for .5 hours state CLE, activity number 177451.

Lunch is $10.

RSVP’s are required only if you plan to attend. If you are planning to attend, please respond to the email RSVP request by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. 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.

– Bench-Bar Event Jan. 22

The 2015 Bench-Bar Event will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Carnegie Library (main level).

This year’s Bench-Bar Event will recognize Hon. Nancy Baumgartner and Hon. Marsha Beckelman on their retirement, honor our 50 year members and include a presentation of the 2015 LCBA Citizenship Award.  During the first half hour of the event, a free .5 hour CLE will be presented by the Iowa Insurance Division on the Affordable Care Act Individual Marketplace.  This CLE has been approved for a .5 hour credit, Activity 173109.

Toasting and tributes for our honorees will take place immediately following the CLE, with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music.

Watch for the LCBA’s RSVP request in mid-January.

– Notice of Judicial Vacancy – Deadline January 16

A vacancy exists in the office of District Judge for the Sixth Judicial District due to the retirement of Judge Stephen Jackson, Jr.. Applications for this vacancy should be delivered to the office of the District Court Administrator, Linn County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1468, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, no later than 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015 and a copy sent to each Commissioner by that same date and time at the addresses listed.  State prescribed applications may be picked up at the Court Administration Office or a copy of the application may be requested via e-mail from Julie.green@iowacourts.gov.  For more information, click here: Notice to Applicants re District Judge Vacancy

– Last Chance Seminar 2 hr CLE on 12/11 @ Dublin City Pub

All dues-paid Linn County Bar Association members are invited to attend the LCBA’s 5th Annual LAST CHANCE SEMINAR on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at  DUBLIN CITY PUB, 415 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids.

This FREE CLE will net LCBA members two (2) state CLE hours, including 1 hour of ETHICS credit.  The LCBA will be providing appetizers to help make this an enjoyable and pain-free CLE event.   Non LCBA members may also attend the CLE for a $20 fee.  The fee may be paid at the door.

The CLE program is as follows:

4-5p.m. NEW CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES.  Greg Lederer and Hon. Sean McPartland, who sat on the Supreme Court’s Civil Justice Reform Task Force, will speak on new amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure taking effect January 1.  These include the expedited civil track and significant changes in the discovery rules for all civil cases.

5-6 p.m.  ETHICS!  We welcome back Karen Erger, Director of Practice Risk Management at Lockton Companies, who will deliver a presentation,The Butler Didn’t Do It – All-Too-True Tales of Law Firm Embezzlement.”  Karen will review recent law firm embezzlement cases and their aftermath, and discuss factors that can paint a target on your firm’s proverbial back, internal controls that can help prevent theft and fraud, and symptoms that may indicate that your firm is the victim of employee fraud or embezzlement.

An RSVP request will be emailed to LCBA members.  Please RSVP when you receive the request.