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Special Request for Comment

The supreme court invites members of the public, court users, and judicial branch personnel to provide comment on whether pandemic related court rules, policies, or practices should be retained, modified, or discontinued. 


COVID-19 Information and Updates


2021 Condition of the Judiciary



2020 Annual Report

View the Iowa Judicial Branch 2020 Annual Report.


FY 2022 Budget Request

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Serving the People of Iowa

The Iowa Judicial Branch is dedicated to providing independent and accessible forums for the fair and prompt resolution of disputes.


Watch for your juror postcard

The Iowa Judicial Branch has launched a new juror notification process using postcards to notify prospective jurors with information on how to complete the juror questionnaire online.


For Teachers and Students

The We the Jury video helps students learn about the evolution of the jury system, how the system works, and how the right to trial by jury was guaranteed to all American citizens in the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution. 


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Latest News

May 7, 2021

The Iowa Supreme Court filed opinions in four cases this week.

May 5, 2021

Des Moines, May 5, 2021— The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Court of Appeals, announced today it will begin accepting applications for the vacancy on the court that will occur when Judge Richard Doyle retires on August 7, 2021. The Commission received notice of the vacancy from Governor Reynolds on April 27, 2021.  The Commission has sixty days to send a slate of nominees to the Governor, who makes appointments to the court.  


Our Mission

The Iowa Judicial Branch dedicates itself to providing independent and accessible forums for fair and prompt resolution of disputes, administering justice under law equally to all persons.

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