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Iowa Supreme Court 2018-2019 Adjudicative Term to End June 28

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019, is the last day of the 2018-2019 Iowa Supreme Court adjudicative term.  During the term, 113 cases were submitted to the court. All of the cases submitted to the court are complete, and the opinions are available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at Oral argument videos, case briefs, attorney names, and the Iowa Court of Appeals decision from further review cases can be found on the Iowa Judicial Branch website by searching for the case name or number using the site’s search function on the home page at

The supreme court will begin its administrative term July 1, 2019.  The court may schedule oral arguments for attorney ethics cases during the administrative term if necessary. There are cases scheduled for submission July 10, 2019, and the oral argument schedule is posted on the judicial branch website at

The court will continue to consider and dispose of applications for further review during the administrative term. The 2019-2020 adjudicative term begins September 3, 2019. The first oral arguments are scheduled for September 10, 2019.

During the administrative term, the supreme court will focus on the operations of the judicial branch. The supreme court also regulates the practice of law in Iowa through its authority to admit persons to practice as attorneys in the courts of Iowa, to prescribe rules to supervise attorney conduct, and to discipline attorneys.  It is the court’s responsibility to approve rules of procedure and practice used throughout the state courts in Iowa.  The court also has supervisory control over the judicial branch and over all judicial officers and court employees.

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