Cynthia S. Finley, Cedar Rapids, was appointed to the district associate court bench in December 2018. Judge Finley presides over Juvenile Court proceedings in Linn and Benton Counties, as well as Linn County Family Treatment Court. She earned her undergraduate degree from Clemson University in 1984 and her law degree from the University of Iowa in 1994, with high distinction. She served as a Linn County Magistrate from August 2007 to December 2018 while also maintaining a private practice which focused primarily on juvenile court. She worked with the Iowa State Public Defenders office, the Linn County Advocate and United Fire Group. She is married with four children.