Davis, Court Communications Officer, (515)725-8058
State of the Judiciary Message — January 16
Des Moines, January 15, 2013— On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 10 a.m.,
in the House Chambers, Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court will
address a joint convention of the General Assembly on the State of the
Cady will present a vision for the future of the Iowa Judicial Branch: "to
make the Iowa court system the best, most advanced, and the most responsive
court system in the nation." Justices of the supreme court traveled
throughout the state during the past 12 months listening to Iowans'
expectations of the Iowa court system. The State of the Judiciary addresses how
the Iowa court system is moving forward to best serve Iowans now and into the
future, by 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 of the
speech will be broadcast on the Iowa Public Television .3 Channel (IPTV World)
and streamed live on the Iowa Public Television website (www.iptv.org) and the
Iowa Legislature's website (www.legis.iowa.gov)
beginning at 10:00 a.m. The speech will be rebroadcast in HD at 6:30 p.m. on
statewide IPTV's main channel.
Members of the media
may obtain advance copies of the speech January 16, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., in the
supreme court courtroom at the Capitol. The message will be posted on the Iowa
Judicial Branch website www.iowacourts.gov at 10:45 a.m.
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Moines, IA 50319