LCBA Bench Bar Gala

The 2020 LCBA Bench Bar Gala will take place on Thursday, January 16th from 4:30-6:30 at the Eastbank Venue, 97 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids.

This annual event is an opportunity for our members to socialize and will feature:

  • A tribute to our 50 year members of the LCBA
  • Recognition of our retiring judges
  • Recognition of the recipient of the LCBA’s annual Citizenship Award

Members are encouraged to arrive beginning at 4:30 to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and refreshments.

Please plan to attend this important and fun event. This event is free of charge to all dues-paid LCBA members.

Last Chance for Ethics CLE Dec. 12

The LCBA Last Chance (for Ethics) CLE will be held on December 12, 2019 at the Ideal Social Hall, 213 16th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Doors Open at 3:30 p.m. Cash bar, but free snacks!

Please click here to RSVP for the CLE by Friday, December 6, 2019.

UI College of Law Professor Emily Hughes will present, followed by Lynch Dallas Associates Nathan Kooker and Ben Roberson who will conduct a rapid-fire disciplinary case law update. At 5:15 p.m., Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Christopher Bruns and his panel will take over to discuss a lawyer’s ethical duties when “zealously representing” their clients.

Free to dues-paid bar members! However, please note that LCBA has collected through voluntary contributions less than $1,000 this year for our charitable giving committee. We used to distribute $40,000, which would be $114 per member. In this season of giving, consider making that donation now since many of you did not make the contribution with your dues. You can make a donation with your credit or debit card at the LCBA Last Chance (for Ethics) CLE—see Erin and Sarah at the door or drop cash in the hat. We will deliver what we collect to the LCBA’s charitable giving committee. Thank you!

CLE credit approved for June bar meeting, July Summer Outing CLE

CLE credit has been approved for the following LCBA events:

June 2019 bar meeting – 6/20/19 – Speaker Hon. Kevin McKeever
Total CLE hours approved .5 (no ethics)
Activity Number 332257

Summer Outing CLE – 7/11/19
Total CLE hours approved 3.25
Ethics hours approved 1.75 (for presentations by Kristymarie Shipley and Emily Hughes)
Activity Number 332444

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.

2018 LCBA Last Chance Seminar – December 13, 2018

Please join us on Thursday December 13 at the Eastbank Venue & Lounge for the LCBA‘s Last Chance CLE!

3:30 p.m. – Doors open – please join us for beverages and appetizers

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Transitioning to the Bench & Ex Parte Communications

Presenter: Honorable Jason Besler

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Ethical Issues in the Representation of Clients with Diminished Capacity

Presenter: Professor Josephine Gittler

This event is free to all members of the LCBA. Non-members are welcome to join us at a fee of $25 per person, which can be paid at the door by cash or card.

Please RSVP to the Linn County Bar Association by Monday December 10 so that we can have an accurate headcount for food.

RSVP

November Meeting, Justice Susan Christensen

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Justice Susan Christensen

The November Meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on Third Avenue SE across from Greene Square Park.   Parking is available behind the building on the Second Avenue side.    This month’s speakers will be Iowa Supreme Court Justice Susan Christensen, who will be speaking on the pro se family law forms committee/lawyer volunteerism/access to justice.   Continue reading “November Meeting, Justice Susan Christensen”