– Last Chance Seminar 2 hr CLE on 12/11 @ Dublin City Pub

All dues-paid Linn County Bar Association members are invited to attend the LCBA’s 5th Annual LAST CHANCE SEMINAR on  Thursday, December 11, 2014 from  4-6 p.m. at  DUBLIN CITY PUB, 415 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids.

This FREE CLE will net LCBA members two (2) state CLE hours, including  1 hour  of ETHICS credit.   The LCBA will be providing  appetizers to help make this an enjoyable and pain-free CLE event.   Non LCBA members may also attend the CLE for a $20 fee.  The fee may be paid at the door.

The CLE program is as follows:

4-5p.m.  NEW CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES.   Greg Lederer and Hon. Sean McPartland, who sat on the Supreme Court‘s Civil Justice Reform Task Force, will speak on new amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure taking effect January 1.   These include the expedited civil track and significant changes in the discovery rules for all civil cases.

5-6 p.m.    ETHICS!   We welcome back Karen Erger, Director of Practice Risk Management at Lockton Companies, who will deliver a presentation,The Butler Didn‘t Do It – All-Too-True Tales of Law Firm Embezzlement.”  Karen will review recent law firm embezzlement cases and their aftermath, and discuss factors that can paint a target on your firm‘s proverbial back, internal controls that can help prevent theft and fraud, and symptoms that may indicate that your firm is the victim of employee fraud or embezzlement.

An RSVP request will be emailed to LCBA members.   Please RSVP when you receive the request.