Mark Churchill, RICO Secretary 309-762-3643 contact@ricountybar.com

October 2016 Meeting

The October 2016 Dinner Meeting of the Rock Island County Bar Association will be held at Oakwood Country, on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations can be made by contacting Mark Churchill at (309) 762-3643, or by email message to ricobar@churchillfirm.com by Monday, October 17, 2016.  If you respond by email, please include “October Meeting” as the subject and make sure your email contains your name and meal preference.  Meal choices are Filet Mignon, Seared Talapia, or Pasta Fagioli and the default designation will be beef if a preference is not given.

Guests:   Remember that guests are always welcome to our Association meetings.  If you wish to bring a guest to a dinner meeting please make a notation of the guest’s name on your reservation.  The cost for dinner guests is $25.00 per person and should be paid prior to or at the meeting to the Secretary-Treasurer.

WOMEN’S BAR COMMITTEE QUARTERLY MEETING

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY AND SCOTT COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATIONS

WOMEN’S BAR COMMITTEE
QUARTERLY MEETING
WINE SOCIAL

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

AGENDA:

  • 5:00–7:00 p.m. Wine Social at the Grape Life

We are looking to reinvigorate the Women’s Bar Committee. Although the September event is planned as a social event, we will be asking for topic suggestions for future meetings at the event. As a committee, we want to ensure we are continuing to provide relevant discussion and presentation topics. Please come prepared with your ideas!
We will have an open bar for the first $400 in wine. We will also have appetizers.
OVERVIEW OF THE WOMEN’S BAR COMMITTEE
We meet four times a year, typically during lunch. Our goal is two-fold with these luncheons: (1) to discuss relevant legal and workplace issues affecting women attorneys; and (2) to inspire women in their practice of law.

FUTURE LUNCHEONS
Mark your calendars now for our future luncheons:

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 (IL)
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 (IA)
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 (IL)

Please feel free to e-mail Kelsey Marquard at kmarquard@hhlawpc.com or Sarah Gorham at sgorham@sbrlawfirm.law with any ideas for future luncheon topics, to sign up for the Women’s Bar Committee, or if you have any questions or comments.

 

WOMEN’S BAR PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Sarah Gorham

Kelsey Marquard

Amber Hardin

Jennifer Kincaid

Michelle Fitzsimmons

Dee Runnels

Tionn Fambro Carter

Heather Carlson

Trista Foster Lori

Scardina Utsinger

2016 FALL SEMINAR

THE ROCK ISLAND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

 

2016 FALL SEMINAR

 

Friday, October 21, 2016 ~ 8:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Holiday Inn ~ 226 17th St., Rock Island, IL

 

Please see Registration form attached.

Judge and Young Lawyer Division event

Please join us for our next judge and Young Lawyer Division event to be held at Me & Billy in Davenport beginning at 5:00 p.m. on July 27. Features of this event include free food, an open bar, and great company!
Please note this event is also open to all interns and clerks spending their summer in the area, so please feel free to share the invitation!

YLD judges clerks event (003)

2016 ROCK ISLAND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION SUMMER GOLF OUTING

Short Hills Country Club
2500 11th Street, East Moline, Illinois

Monday, July 18, 2016
Registration starts at Noon

Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.
For golf reservations contact Clayton Lee at 755-3471
Limited space is available, so please call in your foursomes early.

The cost is $55.00

Special events will be held on several holes,
with prizes and trophies to be awarded following the dinner.
Beer and soda will be provided on the course to all golfers

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New Security Protocol Set to Begin on Monday, June 20th at all Rock Island County Court Facilities

 

Attached is a memorandum from Sheriff Bustos that was sent out this morning explaining the new security procedures to the Judges and Elected Officials. Private attorneys visiting Rock Island County court facilities (for now) may by-pass the new screening procedures at the public point of entry by presenting their Illinois State Bar card to the bailiffs and court security personnel working. Those who do not will be subject to the screening process (similar to TSA). The “pre-check” screening program should be in place within the next 30-90 days. Private attorneys at that point, should they so choose, may participate in the program and receive a “pre-check” screening card from the Sheriff’s Office for a small fee. This will provide them access and the ability to by-pass screening procedures outside random periodic compliance checks. Once the “pre-check” screening program is in place you will no longer be permitted to use of the Illinois Bar Association card as means to avoid screening.

 

11th Hour Spring Seminar

Cost: FREE. Lunch provided.
June 10, 2016
Western Illinois University-QC
Room 111 Auditorium
2.5 hours of CLE, including 1.5 ethics hours

11:30 – Check-in
12:00 – Lunch (Sandwiches, etc., provided by RICOBA)
12:25 – Welcome and introduction, Carrie Clark
12:30 – 2:00 – Talkin’ Bout My Generation, (ethics)
Presenter: Mark Palmer, Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
2:00-2:15 – Break
2:15-2:45 – Post-Conviction Basics,
Presenter: Nate Nieman of Nieman Law Group
2:45-3:15 – The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How Of Orders of Protection,
Presenter: Hon. Linnea Thompson, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court
3:15 – Dismissal and thank you, Carrie Clark
3:20 – Convene for informal gathering at Happy Joe’s Grille to enjoy some camaraderie!
For more information or to RSVP, email Carrie Clark cclark@mcfe-law.com.

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Reception for Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger

THE SCOTT COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND
A RECEPTION FOR
REBECCA GOODGAME EBINGER
AS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 AT 5:00 P.M.
UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE
131 EAST FOURTH STREET
DAVENPORT, IOWA

RSVP BY FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
PHONE: 563-888-7818
EMAIL: JKING@L-WLAW.COM

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New Website Features

Welcome to the new Rock Island County Bar Website. Here are a few notes and features of the new website:

  • All members should have received a temporary password by email. If not, contact us at Contact@BorderlessSEO.com.
  • To change your password, follow these instructions: https://ricountybar.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/howto-change-password.pdf.
  • The site will appear in Google and Bing, etc. shortly. It takes a few days (sometimes a couple weeks) for Google and Bing to index the website.
  • RICountyBar.com redirects to the .org website.
  • Check back for announcements and events.
  • RSVP to events (that request it) by clicking on the Event Name.

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