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Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Court of Appeals vacancy

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.  

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Supreme Court Approves Grants to Support Civil Legal Services for Low-Income Iowans

The Iowa Supreme Court has approved $195,695.03 in grants to non-profit programs that provide legal assistance to low-income Iowans with civil legal problems. The court awarded grants to eleven 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 $25 million in IOLTA grants since the program began on July 1, 1985.

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In the Balance Releases Ninth Episode

In this month's episode, we are highlighting Arabella Babb Mansfield, the first woman attorney admitted to the bar in Iowa and the nation. In an interview with retired Justice Linda Neuman, we discuss her history as the first woman supreme court justice in Iowa, and what being awarded the Iowa Organization of Women Attorney's 2017 Arabella Babb Mansfield Award means to her.

https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/in-the-balance-podcast/2021/04/27/episode-9-arabella-babb-mansfield-and-an-interview-with-justice-linda-neuman

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Iowa Supreme Court Assigns Two Iowa Business Specialty Court Judges

The Iowa Supreme Court has selected District Judge Jeffrey D. Bert, Bettendorf, and District Judge David Nelmark, Des Moines, as Iowa Business Specialty Court judges. Judge Bert and Judge Nelmark will join Judge Lawrence P. McLellan, Judge John D. Telleen, and Judge E. Sarah Crane as business court judges.  Judges Kurt J. Stoebe and Sean W. McPartland are stepping away from the business court in favor of other judicial duties. We thank them for their years of service to the Iowa Business Specialty Court.

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