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In the Matter of Amending Fees (September 14, 2017)
      In the Matter of Amending Fees for Admission to Practice, Funding of the Attorney Disciplinary System, and CLE Accreditation
            Order  (360 kb)
      Amendments to Rule 31.2, 31.4, 31.6, 31.12, 31.16 and 31.18
            Chapter 31, Admission to the Bar  (961 kb)
In the Matter of Amending Rule 1.274(3) (September 14, 2017)
      In the Matter of Amending Rule 1.274(3) Regarding Cy Pres Distributions in Class Action Order Money Judgments and Striking References to Rule 1.904(2) from Rules 1.981(3) and 1.1603(3)
            Order  (546 kb)
In the Matter of the Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure--Including Internal Rule References, New Form 11 of Rule 6.1401, and Amendments to Tables (July 20, 2017)
            Order  (289 kb)
            Chapter 6, Rules of Appellate Procedure  (883 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Chapter 9--Child Support Guidellines (July 20, 2017)
            Order  (428 kb)
            Chapter 9, Child Support Guidelines  (1206 kb)
In the Matter of Iowa Rule of Appellate Procedure (March 1, 2017)
      Rule 6.1401--Form 7
            Nunc Pro Tunc  (149 kb)
            Rule 6.1401 - Form 7  (121 kb)
Adopting Amendments to the Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure (February 23, 2017)
      Rule 6.1103(4)(b) and Adopting new forms 7 and 10 of Rule 6.1401
            Order  (284 kb)
            Rule 16.1103(4)(b)  (107 kb)
            Rule 6.1401 - Form 7  (123 kb)
            Rule 6.1401 - Form 10  (135 kb)
Adopting Amendment to Iowa Rule of Appellate Procedure (February 16, 2017)
      Appellate Procedure 6.102(2)(b)
            Order  (225 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Rule of Electronic Procedure (February 15, 2017)
      16.314(4) Regarding Return of Service and Rule 16.315(1)(f) Regarding Notices of Electronic Filing
            Order  (179 kb)
            Rules 16.314 and 16.315  (167 kb)
Adopting new IRCP 1.431(10) (February 14, 2017)
      Hearings on Temporary Family Law Orders
            Order  (304 kb)
            Rule 1.431  (29 kb)
Adopting Amendments to Chapter 31 Forms (December 16, 2016)
      Chapter 31 Forms regarding admission pro hac vice and temporary practice following determination of a major disaster
            Order  (272 kb)
            Rule 31.25-Form 1  (535 kb)
            Rule 31.25-Form 2  (398 kb)
            Rule 31.25-Form 3  (383 kb)
In the Matter of Adopting an Amendment to Iowa Rule of Appellate Procedure 6.803(3) (December 6, 2016)
            Order  (204 kb)
In the Matter of Adopting the Iowa Rules of Electronic Procedure as Chapter 16 of the Iowa Court Rules (November 21, 2016)
            Order  (245 kb)
            Chapter 16, Iowa Rules of Electronic Procedure   (465 kb)
In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regarding Death and Disability Planning by Iowa Attorneys (November 18, 2016)
            Order  (127 kb)
            Rules 39.18, 34.17, and 34.18, Death and Disability Planning  (94 kb)
In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 22.12 Relating to Senior Judges (November 18, 2016)
            Order  (43 kb)
            Rule 22.12, Senior Judges  (81 kb)
In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.904 and Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure 6.101 (November 18, 2016)
            Order  (42 kb)
            Rules 1.904(2) and 6.101  (170 kb)
In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure 2.29 and 2.30 Regarding Appellate Counsel (November 18, 2016)
            Order  (36 kb)
            Rules of Criminal Procedure 2.29 and 2.30  (144 kb)
In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to the Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure and Rule 31.15 of the Iowa Court Rules (November 18, 2016)
            Order  (108 kb)
            Chapter 6, Rules of Appellate Procedure  (324 kb)
            Order (December 6, 2016)  (204 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of the Nonsubstantive Restyling of the Iowa Rules of Evidence (September 28, 2016)
            Order  (328 kb)
            Chapter 5, Rules of Evidence  (563 kb)
Amendments to Court Rules Regarding Exempt and Retired Attorney License Statuses (August 19, 2016)
      Effective September 1, 2016
            Order  (236 kb)
            Chapter 39, 41 and 42 Amendments  (98 kb)
            OPR Memo Re: New Rules Separating Retired and Inactive Statuses  (163 kb)
In the Matter of Amending Expanded News Media Coverage Rules and Forms (July 22, 2016)
      Effective immediately
            Order  (560 kb)
            Rules 25.3(2) and 25.5(2)  (227 kb)
            Rule 25.10--Form 1  (330 kb)
            Rule 25.10--Form 4  (330 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of New Iowa Court Rule 2.18(15) on Selection of Alternate Jurors (June 30, 2016)
            Order  (193 kb)
            Chapter 2, Rules of Criminal Procedure  (142 kb)
Adoption of Fee and Registration Rule for Admission Pro Hac Vice Before Iowa Courts and Administrative Agencies (February 19, 2016)
            Order  (349 kb)
            Chapter 31 , Admission to the Bar  (75 kb)
Amendments to Iowa Court Rules on Professional Regulation (January 26, 2016)
      Effective April 1, 2016
            Order  (519 kb)
            Chapter 34  (208 kb)
            Chapter 35  (330 kb)
            Chapter 36  (364 kb)
Electronic Filing in the Appellate Court (January 21, 2016)
            Order  (179 kb)
Amended Effective Date for ICR 39.18 (January 15, 2016)
            Order  (116 kb)
Amended Effective Date for ICR 39.18 (November 24, 2015)
            Order  (116 kb)
Amendments to Iowa Court Rules on Professional Regulation (November 20, 2015)
            Order  (332 kb)
            Amendments to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules  (131 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of Iowa Court Rules Implementing the Uniform Bar Examination (October 15, 2015)
            Order  (502 kb)
            Chapter 31  (113 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Chapter 46 of the Iowa Court (October 15, 2015)
            Order  (262 kb)
            Chapter 46  (96 kb)
In the Matter of Adopting Updates to the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct (October 15, 2015)
            Order  (212 kb)
            Chapter 32  (321 kb)
Revisions to Trial Scheduling and Discovery Plan Forms (September 25, 2015)
      These amended forms are temporarily adopted and effective immediately. The forms will become permanently effective November 25, 2015.
            Order  (78 kb)
            Rule 23.5 - Form 2  (354 kb)
            Rule 23.5 - Form 3  (430 kb)
Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 35.14 for Reinstatement of License After Revocation (May 18, 2015)
            Order  (37 kb)
            Chapter 35   (103 kb)
Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 31.16 for Registration of Foreign House Counsel (May 18, 2015)
            Order  (30 kb)
            Chapter 31  (96 kb)
Revisions to New and Amended Rules Governing Court Interpreters (May 18, 2015)
      Chapters 47 and 48 of the Iowa Court Rules
            Order  (45 kb)
            Chapter 47  (8 kb)
            Chapter 48  (7 kb)
Adoption of Clarifying Amendments to New Discovery Rules and Forms (April 1, 2015)
            Order  (116 kb)
            Revisions to Ch. 1 Rule 1.500 Discovery Amendments  (140 kb)
            Revisions to Ch. 1 Rule 1.507 Discovery and Inspection  (139 kb)
            Revisions to Ch. 1 Rule 1.906 Discovery Amendments Trial and Judgment  (126 kb)
            Trial Scheduling and Discovery Plan: Rule 23.5—Form 2  (631 kb)
            Trial Scheduling and Discovery Plan for Expedited Civil Action: Rule 23.5—Form 3  (1941 kb)
In the Matter of the Basic Skills Course Requirement for Newly Admitted Attorneys (January 21, 2015)
      Basic Skills Course Requirement
Effective immediately
            Order  (420 kb)
            Rule 41.12 Basic skills course requirement  (151 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Chapter 46 of the Iowa Court Rules (December 18, 2014)
      Certification of Shorthand Reporters
Effective immediately
            Order  (68 kb)
            Chapter 46  (102 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules 31.3 (December 16, 2014)
      Required Examinations
Effective immediately
            Order  (35 kb)
            Rule 31.3 Required examinations  (157 kb)
Adoption of New and Amended Rules Governing Court Interpreters (December 4, 2014)
      Chapters 47 and 48 of the Iowa Court Rules
Effective July 1, 2015
            Order  (177 kb)
            Chapter 47  (326 kb)
            Chapter 48  (219 kb)
Revisions to Expedited Civil Action Rule and Recent Amendments to Iowa Discovery Rules (October 30, 2014)
            Order  (92 kb)
            Revisions to Ch. 1 Expedited Civil Action Rule 1.281  (27 kb)
            Revisions to Ch. 1 Discovery Amendments  (65 kb)
            Joint Motion to Proceed as an Expedited Civil Action: Rule 1.1901—Form 18  (18 kb)
            Notice of Civil Trial-Setting Conference: Rule 23.5—Form 1  (40 kb)
            Trial Scheduling and Discovery Plan: Rule 23.5—Form 2  (74 kb)
            Trial Scheduling and Discovery Plan for Expedited Civil Action: Rule 23.5—Form 3  (71 kb)
Adoption of Expedited Civil Action Rule and Amendments to Iowa Discovery Rules (August 28, 2014)
            Order  (1195 kb)
            Ch. 1 Expedited Civil Action Rule 1.281  (300 kb)
            Ch. 1 Discovery Amendments  (439 kb)
            Expedited Civil Action Certification: Rule 1.1901--Form 16  (220 kb)
            Expedited Civil Action Certification: Rule 1.1901--Form 17  (221 kb)
            Joint Motion to Proceed as an Expedited Civil Action: Rule 1.1901—Form 18  (176 kb)
            Health Care Provider Statement in Lieu of Testimony: Rule 1.1901—Form 19  (238 kb)
            Ch. 23 Time Standards for Case Processing  (220 kb)
            Notice of Civil Trial-Setting Conference: Rule 23.5—Form 1  (208 kb)
            Trial Scheduling Order and Discovery Plan: Rule 23.5—Form 2  (310 kb)
            Trial Scheduling Order and Discovery Plan for Expedited Civil Action: Rule 23.5—Form 3  (312 kb)
In the Matter of Interim Rules to Govern the use of the Electronic Document Management System (August 15, 2014)
            Order  (80 kb)
In the Matter of Probate Forms in Chapter 7 of the Iowa Court Rules (June 17, 2014)
      Amended forms to take effect permanently August 16, 2014
            Order  (43 kb)
In the Matter of Probate Forms in Chapter 7 of the Iowa Court Rules (May 23, 2014)
            Order  (53 kb)
            Chapter 7 Title and Contents  (140 kb)
            Probate Forms  (286 kb)
In the Matter of Chapter 25 of the Iowa Court Rules (April 29, 2014)
      Further amendments to rules and forms of Chapter 25
Effective May 1, 2014
            Order  (43 kb)
            Chapter 25, Rules for Expanded News Media Coverage  (246 kb)
            Chapter 25, EMNC forms  (562 kb)
            Summary of Amendments to Chapter 25  (203 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules (April 25, 2014)
            Order  (45 kb)
            Rule Changes for Law Student Registration & Lawyer Reporting Dates  (98 kb)
In the Matter of Chapter 25 of the Iowa Court Rules (April 2, 2014)
      Effective May 1, 2014
            Order  (115 kb)
            Chapter 25, Rules for Expanded News Media Coverage  (245 kb)
            Chapter 25, ENMC forms  (512 kb)
            Summary of Amendments to Chapter 25  (201 kb)
In the Matter of Chapter 17 of the Iowa Court Rules and Self Represented Litigant Forms for Disestablishing Legal Parent (March 26, 2014)
            Order  (73 kb)
            Rule 17.200 Family law forms for dissolution of marriage with dependent children  (129 kb)
            Form 212: Joint Statement on Legal Parent  (501 kb)
            Form 213: Motion to Disestablish Legal Parent  (504 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating Student Practice (March 21, 2014)
            Order  (29 kb)
            Rule 31.15 Student Practice Rule  (152 kb)
            OPR Memo Re: Amendment of Student Practice Rule  (65 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating Continuing Legal Education (March 21, 2014)
            Order  (28 kb)
            Chapters 41 and 42  (176 kb)
            OPR Memo Re: Distance Education Changes as Adopted  (65 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of New Chapter 17 Forms for Applications to Modify Child Support in the Iowa Court Rules (March 6, 2014)
            Order  (406 kb)
            Rule  (127 kb)
            Forms  (1451 kb)
            Guide  (492 kb)
In the Matter of Chapter 17 of the Iowa Court Rules and Adoption of New Forms for Dissolutions of Marriage with Children (December 19, 2013)
            Order  (79 kb)
            Divorce Forms for Self Represented Litigants With Minor Children  (4394 kb)
            Guide to Representing Yourself in an Iowa Divorce Case with Minor Children  (543 kb)
            Chapter 17 of the Iowa Court Rules  (153 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Division III of the Court Rules Regarding the Client Security Trust Fund (November 26, 2013)
            Order  (160 kb)
            Office of Professional Regulation Memorandum  (118 kb)
            Chapter 39 and 40  (141 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of New Forms for Dissolutions of Marriage with no Minor Children (November 6, 2013)
            Order  (60 kb)
            Divorce Forms for Self Represented Litigants With No Minor Children  (2415 kb)
            Guide to Representing Yourself in an Iowa Divorce Case with no Minor Children  (445 kb)
In the Matter of Interim Rules to Govern the use of the Electronic Document Management System (October 22, 2013)
            Supervisory Order  (66 kb)
            Rules 16.302, 16.320, 16.701  (132 kb)
In the Matter of the New Rule of Juvenile Procedure (October 16, 2013)
      Juvenile Procedure 8.36
            Order  (125 kb)
            Rule 8.36  (253 kb)
            Standards of Practice  (309 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating Admission to the Bar (August 22, 2013)
      Effective immediately
            Order  (25 kb)
            Chapter 31, Admission to the Bar  (214 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of Clarifying Comments (June 13, 2013)
      Iowa Rule of Professional Conduct 32:1.13
Effective immediately
            Order  (61 kb)
In the Matter of Iowa Court Rules New Chapter 26 (June 4, 2013)
      Rules for Installment Payment Plans and Other Court Collection Activities
Effective July 1, 2013
            Order  (253 kb)
            Chapter 26  (294 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Chapter 9 (May 9, 2013)
      Child Support Guidelines
Effective July 1, 2013
            Order  (69 kb)
            Chapter 9, Child Support Guidelines  (2035 kb)
            Child Support Guidelines Review Committee Final Report  (2595 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure and Organization and Procedures of Appellate Courts in Chapters 6 and 21 of the Iowa Court Rules (March 5, 2013)
      The Iowa Supreme Court has approved rules governing electronic appellate processes. The rules, to be contained in the Chapter 16 court rules pertaining to EDMS, are prospective only. The court will announce an effective date for the rules and for implementation of electronic filing in the appellate courts at a later date.
            Order  (63 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure and Organization and Procedures of Appellate Courts in Chapters 6 and 21 of the Iowa Court Rules (March 5, 2013)
      The Iowa Supreme Court has amended the rules of appellate procedure contained in chapter 6 of the Iowa Court Rules and has rescinded and rewritten the rules governing the organization and procedures of appellate courts contained in Chapter 21 of the Iowa Court Rules.
Effective May 3, 2013
            Order  (74 kb)
            Chapter 6 and Chapter 21  (116 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of an Emeritus Pro Bono Practice Rule (March 1, 2013)
      The Iowa Supreme Court has adopted an emeritus pro bono practice rule (Iowa Court Rule 31.19) that encourages retired or retiring Iowa attorneys, including attorneys licensed in other states, to provide volunteer legal services on behalf of legal aid organizations serving low income persons in Iowa.
Effective immediately
            Order and Rule Amendments  (323 kb)
In the Matter of New Rule of Civil Procedure (December 6, 2012)
      The Iowa Supreme Court has approved the addition of rule 1.1702 to the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure providing a uniform process for interstate depositions and discovery.
            Supervisory Order  (157 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to the Iowa Court Rules (November 8, 2012)
      Forms Regarding Appointment of Counsel
Temporarily adopting the attached forms, effective immediately. Forms permanently take effect January 7, 2013.
            Supervisory Order and Forms Regarding Appointment of Counsel  (294 kb)
In the Matter of Iowa Court Rule 31.16 (Sept. 13, 2012)
      Registration of House Counsel
Effective immediately
            Order  (49 kb)
            Chapter 31  (272 kb)
In the Matter of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (Sept. 13, 2012)
      Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules -- Form 3.27:Verification of Account
Effective immediately
            Order  (90 kb)
            Chapter 3, Form 3.27  (45 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to the Iowa Court Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising (August 28, 2012)
      Effective January 1, 2013
            Order and Chapter 32  (1114 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules 35.17 and 42.1 (August 24, 2012)
      Effective immediately
            Order, Rule 35.17 and 42.1  (66 kb)
In the Matter of Amendment of Iowa Court Rule 35.1 (August 24, 2012)
      Effective immediately
            Order, Rule 35.1  (56 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating Admission to the Bar (July 13, 2012)
      Effective immediately
            Order, Rule 31.11(3), and OPR change to rule 31.12  (119 kb)
In the Matter of Chapter 13 of the Iowa Court Rules (July 5, 2012)
            Supervisory Order, Chapter 13  (516 kb)
In the Matter of Chapter 13 of the Iowa Court Rules (June 29, 2012)
            Order, Chapter 13 and Forms  (1418 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure (May 21, 2012)
      6.1005 Regarding Frivolous Appeals and Withdrawal of Counsel (Including Related Changes to Other Rules)
Effective immediately
            Order  (147 kb)
            Rule 6.1005  (194 kb)
In the Matter of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (May 7, 2012)
      Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules is rescinded effective July 1, 2012, and revised Chapter 3 is adopted. Until July 1, 2012, parties may use either the current pleadings forms or the new pleadings forms.
            Order  (129 kb)
            Chapter 3 -- Small Claims forms  (711 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating the Practice of Law (May 2, 2012)
      Amendments concerning the attorney disciplinary process, client trust account reconciliation and record retention procedures, continuing legal education, and the bar exam.
Amended effective immediately
            Nunc Pro Tunc  (59 kb)
            OPR Rules Revisions (Strikethrough version)  (4618 kb)
            OPR Rules Revisions (Final version)  (396 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 32:7.4 (March 12, 2012)
      The Court adds Veterans Law to the list of fields of practice and specialization.
            Order  (80 kb)
Iowa Courts Rules
      The Chief Justice has signed a supplemental order specifying the effective date of the amendment to Rule 41.3(2)
            Supplemental Order  (35 kb)
Iowa Court Rules (February 20, 2012)
      Amendments concerning the attorney disciplinary process, client trust account reconciliation and record retention procedures, continuing legal education, and the bar exam.
Amended effective immediately
            Order  (183 kb)
            Amendments  (10043 kb)
            Summary of Amendments  (87 kb)
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