2009 Bench-Bar Conference on Jan. 6 at CR Art Museum

 

Please join the  Linn County Bar Association at  its  2009  Bench-Bar  Conference to start  the new year with some CLE credit and  a social with your friends and colleagues  in the bar and on the bench.


When:  
Tuesday, January  6, 2009    from  4:00 6:30 PM.

Where:  Cedar Rapids Museum

 

The CLE

 

 

A reception catered by Winifred‘s will follow.

 

Please plan to attend this important event!   This event is free of charge to LCBA members.

 

QUESTIONS?   Call  LCBA  President-Elect Connie Alt at  365-9461.

CLE approved for September bar meeting

State CLE credit in the amount of .5 hours has been approved for the LCBA September 2008 meeting as follows:  Program Name:   Legislative Update
Sponsor:   LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Start Date:   09/18/2008
End Date:   09/18/2008
City:   Cedar Rapids
Class Type:   Standard(live)
Total CLE Hours Approved:   0.5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved:   0.0
Activity Number:   54151

 

 

Not too late to register for July 10 Summer Outing CLE, golf/biking & supper still ON

The LCBA Summer Outing set for this Thursday, July 10 is quickly approaching.    Many members have yet to return their RSVP postcards.     If you haven’t  RSVP’d yet, it’s not to late.    To register for the supper, call  Summer Outing Co-Chair Darin Luneckas’s office at

294-8777.

There is a terrific agenda planned, from the morning 3.25 hour CLE, to the afternoon bike and golfing events, to the evening supper and other festivities at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course.   Please remember, members must have paid their LCBA 2007-2008 dues to attend Summer Outing activities. Paid members may bring summer law clerks to Summer Outing events, but will be charged $15  per  person for attendance at the evening Hunter’s Ridge supper.

The CLE will be held from 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Dows Fine Arts Center at Coe College. Registration will be from 7:30-8:00 a.m., and a continental breakfast will be available. Here is the agenda: CLE at Coe College. Application will be made for 3.25  credit hours, including 1.25 ethics hours. Contact CLE Chair Bob Teig at 363-0091 for any questions or to  register.

The golf and biking events will both take place in the afternoon following the CLE.   Details regarding both events will be sent to those who register for the events. For more info on the golfing event or to register, contact Dave Thinnes at

363-3185.   Golf registration is 11:30-12:45, and shotgun start is  at 1 p.m.

The
bike ride will be a   25-30 mile route starting   in Hiawatha at 1:30 p.m, complete with refreshments  and sag wagon.   For more info or to register, contact Stephanie Hinz at shinz@pbalawfirm.com or

366-7621. Supper will follow at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course, with refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. and supper catered by Catering by L.J.‘s beginning at 6:30 p.m. For any general  questions about the Summer Outing, contact Darin Luneckas at  dluneckas@qwest.net or at

294-8777.

Transcripts and outlines from June 26 LCBA Flood Recovery Seminar

As posted previously, state CLE credit in the amount of 5.5 hours was approved for the LCBA Annual Meeting & Flood Recovery Seminar held June 26.       Jane Carson of Carson Reporting generously transcribed the presentations for the LCBA free-of-charge and the participants provided their outlines in pdf or powerpoint format.

 Click here for TRANSCRIPT of  panel discussion by  New Orleans lawyers Leopold Sher, James M. Garner, and Elwood Cahill of New Orleans law firm Sher, Garner, Cahill, Richter, Klein & Hilbert, LLC  
    The following  handouts were provided by Sher, Garner and  Elwood  at the seminar: Never Say Never Again, Sher Brief, Xavier Brief, Marseilles Opinion

Click here for TRANSCRIPT  of Jim Calloway presentation on “Triage and New Technology”
      Here is an  outline from Calloway.

CLICK here for TRANSCRIPT  of Todd Scott presentation on “Considerations for Displaced Attorneys from a Malpractice Standpoint”

Click here for TRANSCRIPT  of Kerry Finley and Kyle Wilcox‘s presentation on FEMA & SBA overview
    Here is the PowerPoint Presentation file  from the FEMA/SBA presentation.

CLE approved for LCBA Annual Meeting & Flood Recovery Seminar; Free transcripts & outlines

State CLE credit in the amount of 5.5 hours has been approved for the LCBA Annual Meeting & Flood Recovery Seminar  as follows:  

Program Name:   LCBA Annual Meeting & Flood Recovery Seminar  
Sponsor:   LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date:  
6/26/2008
City:  
Cedar Rapids
Class Type:   Standard (live)
Total
CLE Hours Approved:   5.5
Ethics Hours Approved:   0
Activity Number:   51744

Click here for TRANSCRIPT of  panel discussion by  New Orleans lawyers Leopold Sher, James Garner and Elwood Cahill
    The following  handouts were provided by Sher, Garner and  Elwood  at the seminar: Never Say Never Again, Sher Brief, Xavier Brief, Marseilles Opinion

Click here for TRANSCRIPT  of Jim Calloway presentation on “Triage and New Technology”
      Here is an  outline from Calloway.

CLICK here for TRANSCRIPT  of Todd Scott presentation on “Considerations for Displaced Attorneys from a Malpractice Standpoint”

Click here for TRANSCRIPT  of Kerry Finley and Kyle Wilcox’s presentation on FEMA & SBA overview
    Here is the PowerPoint Presentation file from the FEMA/SBA presentation.

CLE approved for April 2008 LCBA Meeting

State CLE ethics credit in the amount of .5 hours has been approved for the April 2008 LCBA Meeting as follows:  

Program Name:   Top 5 Tips for Avoiding a Call from the Iowa Disciplinary Board
Sponsor:   LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date:   4/17/2008
City:   Cedar Rapids
Class Type:   Standard(live)
Total CLE Hours Approved:   .5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved:   .5
Activity Number:   50666

CLE Approved for March 2008 LCBA Meeting

State CLE credit in the amount of .5 hours has been approved for the  March 2008 LCBA meeting as follows:

Program Name:   Linn County Bar Association meeting – March 2008 (Topic: Drug Treatment Court)
Sponsor:   LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date:   3/19/2008
City:   Cedar Rapids
Class Type:   Standard(live)
Total CLE Hours Approved:   .5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved:   0
Activity Number:   50344

Agenda announced for LCBA Summer Outing CLE to be held July 10

The 2008  LCBA Summer Outing CLE will be held from on Thursday, July 10 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Dows Fine Arts Center at Coe College. Application will be made for 3.25 credit hours, including 1 ethics hour. The agenda is below.   The CLE is free to all paid LCBA members.   Registration cards will be mailed to members in May.

Lunch will be provided following the CLE at Clarke Alumni House on the Coe campus. Box lunches for those who pre-registered for them will be available at Dows Fine Arts Center following the CLE.

7:30-8:00 Registration &
Continental Breakfast
dscf0962-3.jpg 8:00-8:30 State District Court
Update

6th Judicial District Chief Judge David Remley

mccartan.jpg 8:30-9:00 Demons & Angels: Legal Issues in Raising Equity Capital
Bill McCartan, Bradley & Riley
9:00-9:30 Iowa Crime Restitution Act
Linn County Attorney’s Office
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Ethics Presentation
Charles W. Harrington, Asst. Director for Attorney Discipline, Office of Professional Regulation, Iowa Supreme Court
tommiller3_small.jpg 10:45-11:30 Topic TBA
Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General

CLE approved for February 2008 LCBA Meeting

State CLE credit in the amount of .5 hours has been approved for the  February 2008 LCBA meeting as follows:

Program Name:   Update on Iowa Probate & Trust Law
Sponsor:   LINN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date:   2/21/2008
City:   Cedar Rapids
Class Type:   Standard(live)
Total CLE Hours Approved:   .5 (includes ethics hours)
Ethics Hours Approved:   0
Activity Number:   48482

Iowa Law Review Symposium and CLE Credit February 29

The following announcement is from the Iowa Law Review:  

The Iowa Law Review is pleased to present its 2008 symposium, Procedural Justice: Perspectives on Summary Judgment, Peremptory Challenges, and the Exclusionary Rule. The symposium will be held on February 29, 2008, at the Boyd Law Building in Iowa City, Iowa.

During the event, practitioners and scholars will explore the use and constitutionality of three procedural exclusionary devices: (1) motions for summary judgment, (2) Batson challenges during jury selection, and (3) the exclusionary rule in criminal cases. Each panel will be moderated by a judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Over the lunch hour, the symposium will feature a panel of judges from the Eighth Circuit  and Iowa federal district courts who will answer questions and discuss issues relating to procedural issues in the federal judiciary. The program has been approved for a maximum of 6 continuing legal education credits under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court.

For more information, a detailed schedule, and CLE registration, please visit our website: http://lawreview.law.uiowa.edu and click on the symposium link.