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Justice Susan Christensen Named Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court has selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as its next chief justice. 


2019 Annual Report

View the Iowa Judicial Branch 2019 Annual Report.


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.


2020 Condition of the Judiciary

Acting Chief Justice Wiggins delivered the 2020 Condition of the Judiciary to the General Assembly on January 15, 2020.


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. 


District Judicial Nominating Commissioner Elections

Nominating petitions are now available for individuals who wish to have their names listed on the ballot to fill district judicial nominating commissioner positions.


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Latest News

March 27, 2020

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

March 26, 2020

Iowans now have four ways to pay outstanding court fines and fees while following social distancing and self-isolation restrictions. All fines and fees can be mailed to the appropriate clerk of court office. The Iowa Judicial Branch offers a pay online option. People with multiple fines or fees on multiple cases can pay with a single payment using the shopping cart feature on Iowa Courts Online. And, the newest option, now available, is a single statewide number to pay by phone.


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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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