Justices of the Iowa Supreme Court
The Iowa Supreme Court is composed of seven
justices. 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 justice 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 justices
retained at election is eight years. A
justice must retire upon reaching the age of 72. A retired justice may serve as a senior judge
if assigned by the court to the senior judge program.
The justices elect the chief justice. The term of chief justice corresponds with
the term of the justice serving in that capacity.