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Chief Justice Mark S. Cady Named President of the Conference of Chief Justices

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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.

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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.

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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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September 20, 2019

The Iowa Supreme Court has hired the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels to conduct an independent investigation into the September 11, 2019, arrest in the Dallas County Courthouse of two individuals and the September 9, 2019, alleged break-in at the Polk County Courthouse. Both events appear to have happened during security testing exercises to help the Iowa Judicial Branch ensure the court’s highly sensitive data was secured against attack.

September 19, 2019

The proposed State and District Judicial Nominating Commissions Uniform Rules of Procedure is posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website and on the Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission website for a period of thirty days before formally adopted by the State Judicial Nominating Commission (SJNC).  The public may provide comments to the proposed State and District Judicial Nominating Commissions Uniform Rules of Procedure via email to the SJNC at sjnc@iowa.gov

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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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