Updated to indicate that the meeting will include a full-day seminar on flood related issues, as well as normal business.
The Annual Meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will proceed as scheduled Thursday, June 26 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
Arrangements are being made to extend the meeting into a full-day seminar covering flood-related issues, including presentations from the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the 6th Judicial District, bar associations from other states, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual and possibly FEMA. Several members of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA, led by Jim Calloway of the Oklahoma Bar, J.R. Phelps of the Florida Bar, Katherine Sanders-Reach of the ABA LTRC and Tom O’Connor of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center, are planning to participate via video conference.
Regular business will also be conducted, including elections for officers for the 2008-2009. The legislative update previously planned for the Meeting will be rescheduled to the fall.
Lunch will be provided at the meeting free of charge to LCBA members. Lunch will be served at noon and catered by Kristeena’s.
Here are the Linn County District Court schedules for Monday, June 23, 2008:
Associate District Court
All non-jury trials and hearings scheduled in Linn County for the week of June 23 to 27 will be held as scheduled unless the attorneys and self-represented litigants are notified otherwise by court administration. All Linn County trials and hearings, including eviction hearings, will be held at the Continuing Education Center at Kirkwood Community College, 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Judge Remley has issued this June 20 press release regarding trial court scheduling, current contact information for the clerk’s office and court administration.
The Iowa State Bar Association Committee on Ethics and Practice Guidelines issued an Opinion on June 18 regarding handling and destruction of flood-damaged files. The Ethics Opinion can be viewed here.
Office space information available below the fold (updated on 6/19 at 5:00pm):
Continue reading “Office Space Available for Affected Linn County Attorneys”
From Linn County Emergency Management: All traffic court trials and small claims trials other than evictions scheduled through July 5, 2008, are cancelled. The court will reset the trials and notify parties of the new trial dates.
The American Bar Association has disaster recovery resources for bar leaders here.
UPDATE: Here is further information from the ABA:
We haven’t developed any resources specifically for the Iowa crisis, but had established a page linking to several of our published resources during the time of the Katrina disaster. Here are some links to those resources:www.lawpractice.org/katrina
And, here’s a summary article we published in Law Practice Today:
Information about the temporary locations of City of Cedar Rapids offices is available here.
You are invited to tour our temporary facilities and meet with Chief Judge Linda R. Reade on Monday June 23rd, 2008.
2:00 PM – CJA Panel Members, other lawyers practicing in criminal law, Federal Public Defender and USA
3:30 PM – Civil Attorneys
Our new location:
4200 C St. Cedar Rapids
Directions to our temporary location:
From I-380, take Highway 30 east. Take the C Street exit and go north. 4200 will be a quarter mile and clearly marked on the left. District Court is in the one story red brick building.
The following document has been graciously made available by the New Orleans Bar Association:
Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records