Judges of the Iowa Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals is composed of nine judges.
Appointments to the court are made by the governor from a list of
nominees submitted by the State Judicial Nominating Commission. To be considered for appointment a person
must be an attorney licensed to practice in Iowa.
A court of
appeals judge serves an initial term of office that is one year after
appointment and until January 1 following the next judicial retention election
after expiration of such year. The
regular term of office of judges retained at election is six years. A judge must retire upon reaching the age of
72. A retired judge may serve as a
senior judge if assigned by the supreme court to the senior judge program.
years, the court of appeals judges elect the chief judge of the court of
appeals. The chief judge serves as the
administrative head of the court.