Fisher appointed Linn County Magistrate

On January 2, 2019, the Iowa District Court for the Sixth Judicial District announced the December 21, 2018 appointment by the Linn County Magistrate Appointing Commission of attorney Mark Fisher as a Linn County Magistrate. Magistrate Fisher succeeds Cynthia Finley who was recently appointed as a district associate judge. 

Magistrate Fisher earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in 2004 and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2007. He currently practices law in Cedar Rapids with the law firm of Nidey Erdahl Fisher Pilkington and Meier and is a member of the Linn County Bar Association.  His areas of practice include family law, criminal law, juvenile law, and social security disability claims.

  Magistrate Fisher will begin hearing cases on January 14, 2019.

LCBA 2018 CLE Summary

The following 2018 LCBA programs were approved for CLE credit:

Iowa Activity ID #   Date of Program Program Description Iowa Credit Hours Ethics Hours
289949   2/15/18 Iowa Supreme Court Case Highlights – Justice Waterman 0.75 0
297024   3/22/18 EDMS and Continuances – Hon. Chris Bruns and Kellee Cortez .5 0
297025   4/19/18 School Law – Cedar Rapids Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Brad Buck .5 0
302096   6/21/18 Legislative Update – Sen. Rob Hogg .5 0
302097   7/12/18 Summer Outing 3.25 1.0
308438   9/20/18 Prof. Todd Pettys – Iowa’s Constitutional History .5 0
313009   11/15/18 Hon. Susan Christensen – Pro Se Family Law Forms .5 0
313008   12/13/18 Last Chance Seminar 2.0 2.0

NOTE!  This summer the District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa each adopted an amended Local Rule 83 eliminating the requirement of six hours federal CLE biannually to be able to practice in federal court.  Under the amended rule, which is effective immediately, federal CLEs are NO LONGER REQUIRED.  The only requirements for continuing to practice in ND & SD Iowa are now (1) admission and good standing in the Iowa bar, and (2) paymentof an annual fee.