The Iowa Judicial Branch Building in Des Moines will be closed Tuesday, January 26, due to the severe weather.
In the Balance, Iowa's Judicial Branch podcast has released its sixth episode featuring an interview with the chief judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals, Thomas Bower.
The Iowa Court of Appeals has reselected Judge Thomas N. Bower, Cedar Falls, as chief judge. At the first meeting in each odd-numbered year, the judges of the court of appeals by majority vote designate one judge as chief judge, to serve for a two-year term. Chief Judge Bower has served on the court of appeals since 2012 and was first elected chief judge in 2019 when Chief Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel retired.
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