LCBA day at the ballpark this Thursday, May 20!

Linn County Bar Association members — remember to join the LCBA for its “May LCBA Meeting” this Thursday, May 20, beginning at 12:05 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Stadium for a game between our local Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Quad Cities River Bandits.  We have reserved the Pavilion area at the ball park for our LCBA group.  The LCBA Board of Governors will be at the ballpark a half hour before game time to hand out your tickets.  Look for our table by the ballpark entrance.  The deadline for RSVP requests has passed, but those of you who didn’t RSVP may still join us.  Game tickets are $9, and for an additional $15, members may purchase an all-you-can-eat-and-drink wristband, good from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the day of the game.

Nominees for District Court Vacancy Named

The Sixth District Judicial Nominating Commission has named Mary Chicchelly, Cedar Rapids, and Paul Miller, Iowa City, as the two nominees for the District Court Judge vacancy that is open due to the retirement of Judge Remley.  Interviews for the position were held on May 11, 2010.  Chicchelly and Miller have been certified to the Honorable Marsha K. Ternus, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Iowa, and Chester J. Culver, Governor of the State of Iowa. 

Interviews for District Judge Applicants May 11

The Sixth Judicial Nominating Commission will be holding interviews May 11 of the applicants for the position of District Court Judge.  The position is open due to the retirement of Chief Judge David Remley.  Interviews will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 3-A of the Linn County Courthouse.  Two applicants will be selected by the Commission as nominees to be submitted for final selection by Governor Culver.

The applicants and interview times are as follows:

Marty Haage  – Robbins – 9:00 a.m.

Ellen Ramsey Kacena – Swisher – 9:30 a.m.

Paul Miller Iowa City –- 10:00 a.m.

Break

Corbett Luedeman – Cedar Rapids – 10:45 a.m.

Karla Wolfe – Cedar Rapids – 11:15

John Robertson – Iowa City – 11:45 a.m.

Lunch Break

Mary Chicchelly – Cedar Rapids – 1:30 p.m.

Angeline Wilson – Cedar Rapids – 2:00 p.m.

James P. Moriarty – Cedar Rapids – 2:30 p.m.

LCBA-Sponsored approved CLEs for Feb., March, April 2010

The following LCBA sponsored conferences and seminars presented so far in 2010 have been approved for CLE credit:

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2010 BAR MEETING
Linn County Attorney Harold Denton discusses criminal law and the County Attorney’s Office.
Total state CLE Hours: .5, Activity No. 69326

MARCH 18, 2010 BAR MEETING
Attorney Andrew Hosmanek discusses non-profit law.

Total state CLE Hours: .5Activity No. 69241

 

APRIL 15, 2010 BAR MEETING
Iowa Law School Professor Josephine Gittler discusses elder law.

Total state
CLE
Hours:  .5  Activity No. 69243

Notice Regarding 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 11, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. in the Linn County Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet for the purpose of interviewing and nominating two individuals for the position of District Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District.

Read the full notice, which includes information about applications for the position.

Free 1 hour CLE at U of I Law School April 9

A free CLE Event will be held at the University of Iowa College of Law from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, April 9.  The CLE presentation is: “Resolved: That the McCarran-Ferguson Act, which provides antitrust immunity to the insurance industry, should be repealed.”  Presenters are  Donald J. Boudreaux: former Chair, Department of Economics, George Mason University; former President, Foundation for Economic Education
Herbert Hovenkamp: antitrust expert and Professor, University of Iowa College of Law.  The CLE will be held at Levitt Auditorium, University of Iowa College of Law.  This event qualifies for 1.0 hours of CLE credit and is sponsored by the Iowa Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Iowa Student Chapter of the Federalist Society
RSVP: Those attending the dinner reception after the debate must RSVP to fed-soc@uiowa.edu by April 7. There is no charge for dinner. Other RSVPs are appreciated.

Save the Date: LCBA Day at the Kernels May 20

Join the Linn County Bar Association for its “May LCBA Meeting” on Thursday, May 20, 2010, beginning at 12:05 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Stadium for a game between our local Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Quad Cities River Bandits.  We have reserved the Pavilion area at the ball park for our LCBA group .  The LCBA Board of Governors will be at the ballpark a half hour before game time to hand out your tickets.  Look for our table by the ballpark entrance.  RSVP requests will be sent out in April.  The LCBA will pay for the game ticket.  For an additional $15, members may purchase an all-you-can-eat-and-drink wristband, good from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the day of the game.

Save the Date: LCBA Summer Outing July 8

The annual Linn County Bar Association Summer Outing will be held Thursday, July 8, 2010. Registration materials will be going out in May. There will be a CLE in the morning, golf at Hunters Ridge in the afternoon or a bike ride if you choose, followed by happy hour and a catered meal. The meal is free for LCBA members. Complimentary massages from Hands In Harmony will be available before and after golf. For dinner information contact Darin Luneckas at 294-8777, and for golf questions contact Dave Thinnes at 363-3185, and bike inquiries should be directed to Stephanie Hinz at 366-7621.

Flood Buy-Out Attorney Training Class April 1

A training class for volunteer attorneys assisting with representing Cedar Rapids residents who have received flood buyout offers from the City of Cedar Rapids will be held April 1, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll.  Lisa Gavin, of the Cedar Rapids Legal Aid office, will lead the class.   Questions? Contact Connie Alt at 365-9641.