LCBA CLEs approved for 2007

The following is a list of CLEs presented by the LCBA in 2007:

November 2007 Bar Meeting – November 15, 2007
Program Name: Appellate Court Update
Total CLE Hours Approved: .5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0
Activity Number: 46950

Summer Outing CLE – July 12, 2007
See agenda here: Summer Outing CLE Agenda
Total CLE Hours Approved: 3.25 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 1.25
Activity Number: 44655

Federal CLE of .5 hours has also been approved for Prof. Tung Yin‘s presentation on enemy combatant handling by the United States at the Summer Outing.

June 2007 Bar Meeting – June 14, 2007
Program Name: Legislative Update

Total
CLE Hours Approved: 0.5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0
Activity Number: 44278

April 2007 Bar Meeting – April 19, 2007
Program Name: The Role of Legal Education

Total
CLE Hours Approved: 0.5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0
Activity Number: 43432

March 2007 Bar Meeting – March 15, 2007
Program Name: Juvenile Court overview

Total CLE Hours Approved: 0.5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0
Activity Number: 43164

February 2007 Bar Meeting – February 15, 2007
Program Name: Federal Practice Pointers: A View From The Bench

Total
CLE Hours Approved: 0.5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0

Activity Number: 42182

*The February program has also been approved for .5 hours of federal CLE, approval number 07-165.

LCBA Bench/Bar Conference – January 3, 2007
Program Name: 2007 Linn County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference
Total
CLE Hours Approved: 1.0 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved: 0.0
Activity Number: 41216

2008 LCBA Bench-Bar Conference & 50 year honoree pics

The Linn County Bar Association’s 2008 Bench-Bar Conference and 50 year honoree reception held January 8 was a rousing success, with more than 130 members in attendance. Those honored for their 50 years of service to the LCBA and the practice of law included Hon. William R. Eads, Arthur “Bud” Kudart, David S. Marner, Sr., James Nemmers, and Byron “Buck” Riley.

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Pictured from left: honoree David Marner Sr., presenter Mona Knoll, presenter Jim Affeldt, presenter Gary Streit, honoree Hon. William Eads, honoree Jim Nemmers, presenter Guy Booth, honoree Arthur “Bud” Kudart, presenter Jim Bradley, and honoree Byron “Buck” Riley.

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LCBA Bench-Bar Conference & 50 Year Recognition Ceremony January 8

Please join the  Linn County Bar Association at  its  2008  Bench-Bar  Conference and  Ceremony to recognize 50-year  members of the LCBA on  Tuesday, January  8, 2008    from  4:00 6:30  pm at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Carnegie Library (main level).    The CLE consists of two sessions:

4:00-4:30:        U.S. Magistrate Judge Jon Scoles on the new Local Rules going into effect in January
4:305:00:     6th Judicial District Judge Nancy Baumgartner on Separation of Powers/Judicial Independence/Limiting the Court’s Jurisdiction

CLE credit has been applied for.  

At approximately 5:00, a recognition ceremony will be held for this year‘s class of 50-year members of the Linn County Bar Association.   Members of this year‘s class include  William Eads,  James Nemmers, Byron Riley, Arthur Kudart, and David Marner, Sr.  A reception catered by Winifred‘s will follow, with  music provided by Carlis Faurot and Mike Maas, and the LCBA’s own Thomas Wolle.   Please plan to attend this important event!   This event is free of charge to LCBA members and guests of the 50 year honorees.   QUESTIONS?    Contact  Scott McLeod via email or at  365-9101  regarding the Bench-Bar Conference in general.   Contact  Steve Pace via email or at 365-9461  regarding the 50-year-member recognition ceremony.  

Iowa Legal Aid VLP Potpourri CLE December 6

Iowa Legal Aid’s VLP Potpourri CLE seminar takes place on Thursday, December 6 from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm in Cedar Rapids, at the Cedar Rapids Community School District Offices, 346 Second Avenue, SW, Room 150 (with 9 other sites around Iowa also joining via the ICN). Applications will be submitted for 4 hours State and 2 hours Federal CLE Accreditation. Sponsored by Iowa’s Volunteer Lawyers Projects, the session includes:*     “Effective Trial Strategies in Family Law Cases” with Hon. Marsha Beckelman, 6th Judicial District
*     “Employment Law: A Primer and Non-Compete Agreements” with Kelly R. Baier of Bradley & Riley PC in Cedar Rapids
*     “Obligations to Provide for Fair Housing” with Corey Luedeman, Iowa Legal Aid Senior Staff Attorney
*   “How Landmark Litigation of Iowa Legal Aid Impacts Your Practice” with Frank Tenuta, Managing Attorney of Iowa Legal Aid’s Northwest Iowa Regional Office.

For details including all site locations and a registration form, go to http://www.probono.net/link.cfm?9101

Linn Law Club Holiday Fund Drive donations due December 7

There is only one week left to contribute to the Linn Law Club’s Sixth Annual Holiday Fund Drive.  Last year the Club raised over $9,000 which purchased gifts and food for 22 local families (totaling 99 individuals)  through HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program).   As of November 30 this year, the Club had received $2,000 in donations.   The Club needs your help to reach last year’s outstanding results!   Once again, prizes will be awarded to the office with the highest donations and the office with the highest per attorney donation. The Club’s shopping and wrapping date is set for December 12 so please mail your donation, payable to Linn Law Club,  by Friday, December 7.   You can mail your 100% tax deductible donation to:

Linn Law Club
c/o Brian Farrell
1329 Elmhurst Dr. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA   52402

If  you would like to volunteer for the shopping and wrapping scheduled for December 12, please email Club Vice-President Tim Van Pelt or call him at 366-7641.

Bench-Bar gathering & 50 Year Recognition Ceremony January 8, 2008

Save the Date! The Annual Linn County Association Bench-Bar gathering will take place on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, during late afternoon, at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.   The program will consist of a free one-hour CLE, followed by a reception to recognize 50-year members of the LCBA.   Further details will be announced in the next Scriptum.   Please contact Scott McLeod at smcleod@lynchdallas.com for any questions regarding the Bench-Bar gathering, and Steve Pace at sjp@shuttleworthlaw.com for any questions regarding the 50 year recognition ceremony.

Next LCBA meeting November 15 at Art Museum

The  November meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2007, beginning at Noon, 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.     Lunch is $7 and will be provided by Kristeena‘s.

This month‘s speaker will be Hon. David L. Baker, Iowa Court of Appeals judge.    Judge Baker was in private practice 25 years before his appointment as a district court judge in the Sixth Judicial District in 2005.   He was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2006.   Judge Baker will discuss current happenings in the Court of Appeals.

Nominations Sought for District Court Exemplary Awards

The Sixth Judicial District Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for Sixth Judicial District Recognition and Awards Program. See the memo from District Court Administrator Carroll Edmondson. Here is more information about the Sixth Judicial District Recognition and Awards Program and the five award categories. Here is a list of the committee members. The committee members are not eligible for any of the district awards except the Dedicated Service Award without resigning from the committee. Nominations are due by November 30, 2007.