Date:  April 21, 2012

Location:  10-11 AM, the Hallagan Center at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Event:  Panel Discussion

The League of Women Voters of Cedar Rapids/Marion, Iowa, hosted a forum entitled “Judicial Retention: Who Does What and When."  Panelists included former Chief Justice David Baker of the Iowa Supreme Court, now a member of the 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission for the Iowa Supreme Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals; Judge Van Zimmer, Court of Appeals; and Cedar Rapids attorney Steve Pace, who served from 2006-2011 as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals.  The goal of the forum was to help explain the sometimes unknown and misunderstood process of selecting judges in Iowa.   The forum was free and open to the public.