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!
The following 2018 LCBA programs were approved for CLE credit:
Iowa Activity ID #
Date of Program
Iowa Credit Hours
Iowa Supreme Court Case Highlights – Justice
EDMS and Continuances – Hon. Chris Bruns and Kellee
School Law – Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Superintendent Dr. Brad Buck
Legislative Update – Sen. Rob Hogg
Prof. Todd Pettys – Iowa‘s Constitutional History
Hon. Susan Christensen – Pro Se Family Law Forms
Last Chance Seminar
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.
The investiture ceremonies of United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Roberts and United States District Judge C.J. Williams will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 at 1:30pm at the United States Courthouse. RSVP by December 31, 2018 to investitureRsvp@iand.uscourts.gov.
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”