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:

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”

District Associate Judge Vacancy

The following is a public notice from the Sixth Judicial District of Iowa.


The joint Linn and Benton County Magistrate and Associate District Court Judge Appointment Commissions will meet on Friday, November 16, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Linn County Courthouse for the purpose of nominating and certifying three individuals to the chief judge of the Sixth Judicial District to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Juvenile Judge Susan Flaherty.   Within fifteen days after the chief judge receives the list of three nominees, the district judges of the Sixth Judicial District must appoint one of the three nominees as a Linn County district associate judge. Continue reading “District Associate Judge Vacancy”