Record Attendance at 2011 LCBA Bench Bar Event

More than 120 Linn County Bar Association members and 6th Judicial District judges gathered Thursday, January 6 for the LCBA’s 2011 Bench-Bar  Event at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.  The highlight of the Event was a tribute to Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker.   Matt Novak of Pickens, Barnes & Abernathy, Tim Semelroth of Riccolo & Semelroth, and Judge Van Zimmer of the Iowa Court of Appeals spoke in recognition of Justice Baker.

L-to-R: Matt Novak, Justice David Baker, Judge Van Zimmer, and Tim Semelroth

Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District, Patrick Grady, provided an update on the court’s response to the current judicial budget crisis, as well as paid special tribute to Justice Baker.

Following the recognition ceremony, attendees enjoyed a reception catered by Winifred’s and a musical performance by Carlis Faurot and Mike Maas.

See more pictures from the event after the jump…