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

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


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The Seventh Judicial District

  TOPIC:       MENTAL HEALTH COURT- What You Need to Know

WHERE:     SCOTT COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 3rd Floor, Courtroom 3 or 4.

 WHEN:       August 25, 2016, 2016 from NOON to 1:00p.m


 CLE credit:    1  Hour Iowa CLE












Taxes have been certified as of 8-2-2016



2015-2016 Percentage Adjustment

for County/Davenport

Taxes is 57-43

(changed from last year)










Scott County Bar Association

2016 Dues now payable


Please pay your dues by July 31, 2016











Important Notice



 You must enter your appearance upon notice of appointment,

with or without an election as to preliminary hearing.

Failure to enter an appearance or appear in person

will result in a different attorney being appointed on the case

based on your failure to appear and if your client is not in custody

may also result in a warrant for the client's arrest







Scott County Bar Association


Annual Golf Outing


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Palmer Hills Golf Course

Bettendorf, Iowa


4-person best ball

Team prizes awarded for first and second place low gross,

plus individual pin events.

The cost for golf will be $50.00 per person, which

includes green fees, cart and prizes.

Tee times will begin at 12:02 p.m. and it would be appreciated if all golfers would arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their assigned tee times.

As a fundraiser for H.E.L.P. Legal Aid, participants may each purchase two "mulligans" and 3 inches of "putting string" for a donation of $25.00 per person.  Write a separate check if you need to document the deduction.

After golf, an informal social hour and buffet dinner inside the Palmer Hills Grill will be available to participants and non-participants alike starting at 5:00 p.m. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR DINNER FOR THE FIRST 100 BAR MEMBERS WHO SIGN UP! The Association will also purchase hors d’ourves and the first $250 of beer and there will also be a cash bar for the purchase of other refreshments.


Register by September 1, 2016


See Registration for more information



Contact Steve Berger for more information

















On Friday, May 27 Courtroom #1 moves from the West end of the first floor

to the East end of the first floor and old courtrooms #1 and #2 will be shut down

for demolition and the next phase of first floor renovations.


Effective immediately due to 1st Floor work





CRIMINAL COURT remains on the 1st floor



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 










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








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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