LCBA Annual Mtg still on June 26; to be FULL day seminar on flood issues — UPDATED

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.

Linn County Court Schedules for Monday, June 23

Here are the Linn County District Court schedules for Monday, June 23, 2008:

Associate District Court  

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

ABA Disaster Recovery Resources Available

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 or

And, here’s a summary article we published in Law Practice Today:

Informational Mtg w/ Judge Reade, Tour on June 23

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.