Judicial Magistrate Opening

The following is a notice from the Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission.

Notice is hereby given that on July 22, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., in the Linn County Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the above Commission will meet for the purpose of selecting and appointing one judicial magistrate to fill the unexpired term of Magistrate Carrie Bryner, commencing on  July 25, 2020, pursuant to Chapter 602, the Code, as amended. 

Applications will be taken for a period of 15 days and are available at the office of the Clerk of Court, Linn County Courthouse, Linn County, Iowa.  Applications must be completed and returned no later than noon on Monday, July 20, 2020, to the office of the Clerk of Court.  No applications will be accepted after that time.  A letter of interest, résumé of qualifications, and writing sample should accompany the completed application.  To qualify for nomination by the Linn County Magistrate Commission, an applicant must file a certified application with the chairperson of this magistrate appointing commission by providing the original of the application to the Linn County Clerk of Court by 12:00 noon on Monday, July 20, 2020, using the form approved by the Iowa Supreme Court.  The Linn County Clerk of Court shall then email a copy of the filed application to each of the five commissioners.  The application form is available in the office of the Linn County Clerk of Court, Linn County Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; or the form may be requested via email from  Roxann.Repstien@iowacourts.gov.

Prior to July 22, 2020, the Commission will determine the interview procedure.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of their interview place and time by letter, phone or email.

Applicants must be residents of Linn County, Iowa, or a resident of a county contiguous to Linn County, and less than 72 years of age as of July 25, 2020.  A candidate must be admitted to practice law in Iowa, unless the person is not admitted to practice law and held a magistrate position on April 1, 2009.  EOE.

Dated this 2nd day of July, 2020 

FOR THE COMMISSION
/s/Mitchell E. Turner
MITCHELL E. TURNER, CHAIR
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

Associate Attorney position at Lynch Dallas, P.C.

Lynch Dallas, P.C., a well-established Cedar Rapids, Iowa, law firm seeks an associate attorney to practice in general civil litigation, public sector law, and insurance defense including workers’ compensation.  Ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic and excellent analytical, interpersonal, writing and research skills.  Experience is a plus but will train the right candidate.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Please send cover letter, resume and copy of law school transcript to Heather Golden, Lynch Dallas, P.C., P.O. Box 2457, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2457 or hgolden@lynchdallas.com

Social Security Office of General Counsel of Kansas City seeks attorney applicants

The Social Security Office of the General Counsel of Kansas City (Region VII) is recruiting attorneys to apply for positions with its office.  The office does not currently have an allocation to hire, but in the near future may receive an allocation and would need to act fast to hire before the end of the fiscal year.  Please see this link for the Office of General Counsel’s recruitment flyer:

Job Opening: Assistant Attorney, Student Legal Services at the University of Iowa

Student Legal Services, part of the Division of Student Life at the University of Iowa, is seeking an Assistant Attorney to assist the supervising attorney and director in providing legal services to University of Iowa students.  The Assistant Attorney will also guide law students in their clinical work and ensure obligations to the judicial process.  The primary focus of this position will be on immigration and tenant-landlord issues with other cases as needed.  This position will also assist with the development and presentation of outreach programming to educate University students in areas such as landlord-tenant law, criminal law, and other areas of law.

Student Legal Services has been providing confidential, high-quality, free advice and affordable legal representation for University of Iowa students for more than 45 years.  To learn more, please visit: http://legal.studentlife.uiowa.edu

Qualifications include a Juris Doctor degree awarded by a credited law school, admittance to practice law in the State of Iowa and in good standing with the Iowa Supreme Court or the ability to be admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa on motion or by transfer of UBE score; and typically one to three years of experience in the practice of civil and criminal law.

All applicants must apply online via the University of Iowa jobs website in order to be considered.  (http://www.jobs.uiowa.edu).  Search for requisition #20001425.

For questions, please contact Melanie Bell at melanie-bell@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-6122.

Posting will be active through 3/1/2020.

Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region Request for Proposal for Legal Services

Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region is offering a Request for Proposals (RFP) for legal services.  The East Central Region is a 28E-organized governmental service that provides policy, planning, services, and supports to people with disabilities in a nine-county region in Eastern Iowa.  Legal services primarily include advice and consultation on contractual considerations between the Region and MH/DS providers in the area, and occasionally consultation regarding individual client issues.  ECR welcomes your consideration and submission of a proposal no later than March 12, 2020.  Instructions are included in the RFP; however, if there are additional questions, please direct them to Mae Hingtgen, CEO of the East Central Region at mae.hingtgen@dubuquecounty.us or at (563) 239-0013.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PART-TIME JUDICIAL HOSPITALIZATION REFEREE FOR JOHNSON COUNTY

The Sixth Judicial District Court is seeking a part-time judicial hospitalization referee for Johnson County with a desired starting date of October 15, 2019.  An Iowa law license is required and substantial experience with commitment proceedings is preferred.  The current monthly salary is $1,218.75 with continual funding contingent upon renewal of an annual 28E Agreement between the Iowa Judicial Branch and Johnson County.  No fringe benefits are included as a part of compensation.  The referee must be available to conduct hearings on Tuesday or Friday, or sometimes both days in the same week.

The primary duties of the hospitalization referee are:

1) to conduct commitment hearings pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Iowa Code; 

2) to determine whether commitment or release of the respondent is appropriate; 

3) to issue appropriate orders based on the evidence presented at the commitment hearing; and

4) to serve as the backup referee when the other referee has conflicts, is on vacation, or is sick.

Send letter with statement of qualifications by October 4, 2019 to:   carroll.edmondson@iowacourts.gov

Judicial Magistrate Opening

The following is a notice from the Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission.

Notice is hereby given that on December 21, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Linn County Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the above Commission will meet for the purpose of selecting and appointing one judicial magistrate to serve the unexpired term of Magistrate Cynthia Finley, commencing on January 1, 2019, pursuant to Chapter 602, the Code, as amended. The unexpired term runs from January 1, 2019, until July 31, 2021. Continue reading “Judicial Magistrate Opening”

RSH Legal Seeking Civil Litigation Associate Attorney

The following is a job posting by RSH Legal.

WHAT WE NEED & WHAT THE JOB ENTAILS: RSH Legal is seeking an associate civil trial attorney with 0 to 5 years of experience. You will work alongside Pressley Henningsen on significant wrongful death, professional negligence, and complex tort cases. We aim to be Iowa‘s pre-eminent personal injury law firm and have had the good fortune and experience in hiring some Iowa‘s best attorneys and staff. We look to continue that tradition with this hire. Continue reading “RSH Legal Seeking Civil Litigation Associate Attorney”