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

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2018 Condition of the Judiciary

Chief Justice Cady delivered the 2018 Condition of the Judiciary to the General Assembly on January 10, 2018.

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Jury Duty, a valuable public service

Each year, thousands of Iowans perform a valuable public service as jurors. The Jury Service section of our website provides basic information and frequently asked questions.

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May 23, 2018

The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court, announced today it will begin accepting applications for the vacancy that will occur when Justice Bruce B. Zager retires September 3, 2018. The Commission has sixty days to send a slate of nominees to the Governor, who makes appointments to the court.  

May 21, 2018

The Iowa Supreme Court has approved $254,818 in grants to non-profit programs that provide legal assistance to low-income Iowans with civil legal problems. The court awarded grants to twelve different organizations throughout Iowa. The grants are funded by the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account (IOLTA) program. With this year's grants, the supreme court has awarded more than $24.8 million in IOLTA grants since the program began on July 1, 1985.

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

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