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News Release

January 14, 2014


Contact: Steve Davis, Court Communications Officer, (515)725-8058 or



State of the Judiciary Message January 15


Des Moines, January 14, 2014 On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 10 a.m., in the House Chambers of the Iowa State Capitol, Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court will address a joint convention of the General Assembly on the State of the Judiciary.


Chief Justice Cady will recognize the critical role of the cooperation and support from Governor Branstad and the Iowa Legislature in helping make the Iowa court system the best, most advanced, and the most responsive court system in the nation. The chief justice will highlight the progress the Iowa Judicial Branch has made in the last year on its priorities of protecting Iowa's children, providing full-time access to justice, operating an efficient and full service court system, providing faster and less costly resolution of legal disputes, continuing openness and transparency of the courts, and providing fair and impartial justice for all.


Live video will be streamed on the Iowa Legislature website beginning at 10:00 a.m. To stream the video, go to


Members of the media may obtain advance copies of the speech January 15, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., in the supreme court courtroom at the Capitol. The message will be posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at 10:45 a.m.




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