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Scott County Bar Association
1900 East 54th Street
Davenport, Iowa

(563) 326-4491
(563) 326-4498











Sunday, February 28, 2016

1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, Iowa














           Pursuant to Chapter 602 of the 2013 Code of Iowa, notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 9 a.m. at the Scott County Courthouse, Davenport, Iowa, the above-named commission will meet for the purpose of selecting and appointing one part-time judicial magistrate to serve Scott County to fill the vacancy created by the death of Magistrate G. David Binegar for the remainder of his term ending 7-31-2017.

Full Announcement on Vacancy

Application form in Word (editable)

Application form in PDF


The certified application form and a resume shall be filed with the Chairperson and Members of the commission by 12:00 o'clock Noon on February 26, 2016.












Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 6:000PM to  ??

Hotel Blackhawk

200 East 3rd Street, Davenport



Tickets $100 per person but discounted

to $50 per person for Scott County Bar

Members in good standing (meaning dues current)

including one guest courtesy of the Association






Please RSVP by February 15, 2016

to RSVP or for more information

contact Abbey Furlong, 563-333-6645

 or email afurlong@L-WLaw.com












Effective immediately due to 1st Floor work





CRIMINAL COURT remains on the 1st floor

but will relocate as needed to space available


Judge's  Chambers will be affected so contact

Theresa or Tami if you need to get in touch

with Judge Christine Dalton, Cheryl Traum or Mark Fowler

or use their email addressed using the following convention:













Associate Court Schedule Change


Possession of Controlled Substances Pretrial Conferences

Changed from Wednesdays at 1:30PM


Tuesdays at 2:00PM

Effective August 25, 2015 









Scott County Bar Association

2015 Dues now payable


Please pay your dues by July 31, 2015










New Associate Court Form

Combined Written Plea of Guilty,

Consent to Waive Presence and

Waiver of Motion in Arrest of Judgment



Word or Fillable PDF



If you do use this form, you must EDMS file it under WRPG

(Waiver of Rights and Plea of Guilty)








EDMS the 7th Judicial District


EDMS for Criminal Cases is LIVE

Judge Greve Memo on Initial Appearance Procedure Changes


EDMS for Juvenile Cases is LIVE

EDMS for CIVIL Cases is LIVE




Bulletin on Scheduling and Continuances under EDMS


Bulletin on Dissolution Stipulations and Decrees under EDMS


Filing Acceptance of Service in EDMS


Withdrawing in EDMS Cases


Procedures for Submission of Stipulations in DOM cases in EDMS



Order Hour is still alive and well:  check local rules

Attorneys must come to Order Hour for the following types of orders:

        Ex-parte injunctions
        Opening estates, appointing administrators, etc. (if the clerk cannot sign)
        Final reports on estates
        Attorney fee requests on estates
        Conservator and Guardian initial, annual and final reports
        Rules to Show Cause







Taxes have now been certified (as of 8-14-2015)



2014-2015 Percentage Adjustment

for County/Davenport

Taxes is 58-42

(unchanged from last year)


Remember that 2015-2016 is a Leap Year with 366 days







Administrative Order 2014-08


Changes to Guilty Plea and Judgment and Sentencing Orders


Revised Guilty Plea form in PDF or Word


Revised Judgment and Sentencing form in PDF or Word



These forms should be used effective immediately








The Scott County Bar Association

is starting a list service discussion group.

Members may join the group by asking to be added

to the group.   For the time being, all request to be added

to the list will be accepted.  After an appropriate time period

access to the list will be restricted to members on the list at

that time and additions will require an invitation.

 The link for the discussion group is:















Memorandum on Changes in


Associate District Procedures in Scott County


and new court compliance procedures now required in all cases













CLE Information on Bar Sponsored Events for 2013-2015


Date of Program  Program Topic/Description Activity Number CLE Hours/ Ethics
4/26/2013 Elder Law 108072 6.0 / 1.0 / 3.5 Federal
5/9/2013 Family Law Child Custody Procedures Update 109966 1.0 / 1.0

Proposed Changes to the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure

117282 1.0 / 0.0
10/14/2013 Patricia Rhodes Cepican CLE Series 118107 6.0 / 1.0
11/11/2013 Patricia Rhodes Cepican CLE Series 117150 7.0 / 1.0 / 2.834 Federal
12/13/2013 Last Chance CLE 122114 6.75 / 1.0 / 3.0 Federal
1/30/2014 Assessing a Criminal Case 127110 1.0 / 0.0
2/27/2014 Voir Dire and Jury Selection 128833 1.0 / 0.0
3/27/2014 Opening Statements 136331 1.0 / 0.0
4/07/2014 4th Annual Equal Justice Summit 130939 6.0 / 1.0
4/24/2014 Examination of Witnesses 141409 1.0 / 0.0
5/15/2014 Lean In: The Importance of Mentoring in Law Practice and in Fostering Diversity on the Bench 141709 1.0 / /0.0
5/29/2014 Closing Arguments 145029 1.0 / /0.0
7/31/2014 Family Wellness Court 151802 1.0 / 0.0
8/28/2014 Lawyers in Need of Assistance 155985 1.0 / 1.0
9/25/2014 Initial Consultation with Family Law Client 160411 1.0 / 0.0
10/30/2014 Temporary Matters in Family Law 164811 1.0 / 0.0
11/11/2014 Cepican CLE Series - Veterans' Day Seminar 161650 6.5 / 0.0
11/14/2014 Rock Island County Bar Association 2014 Fall Seminar 166775 5.0 / 1.0
11/21/2014 Juvenile Law Seminar 167056 3.0 / 0.00
12/19/2014 Last Chance CLE Seminar 172676 6.25 / 1.5
01/22/2015 EDMS Refresher 173329 1.0 / 0.0
05/22/2015 DataMaster DMT 190294 1.0 / 0.0



Updated Family Law Forms and Orders


Updated Associate Court Forms

New Associate Court Procedures

Pleas and Sentencings



Link to Trial Setting Conference and other court forms


Overview on new Illinois Mandatory CLE Requirements







For changes in protocols for the Wednesday Domestic Abuse hearings please review the memo from Judge Alpers.
Felony Written Arraignment Forms as approved by the district court.  Click here.
Committee Assignments are updated on this site.  Go there

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