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Legal Advice

Talk to a lawyer, if possible, before taking legal action to learn about your legal rights and options. If you are unsure whether you should use information on this website, talk to a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Iowa.

Questions about Forms

If you have questions about what type of case to file, what forms to use, or how to complete forms, you must consult with an attorney.

Common Requests

Review this list to determine who can help you. Court staff can provide you with information, not legal advice. They have been instructed not to answer questions if they do not know the answer and may refer you to other resources to assist you in getting the information you need. 

Topic

Clerk of Court

Technical Help Desk

Your Attorney

Reset your password

 

Yes

 

Help you change your personal information

 

Yes

 

Look up your username

Yes

Yes

 

Explain how to obtain a refund for rejected filings

Yes

Yes

 

Find specific forms, user guides, and instructions on the website

Yes

 

 

Assist with filing questions

Yes

 

 

Explain how to request to be excused from electronic filing

Yes

 

Yes

Give you court-approved forms (forms might not be available for all legal problems)

Yes

 

Yes

Provide information on a court case, as allowed by law

Yes

 

Yes

Give you general information on court rules, procedures, and local court practices

Yes

 

Yes

Help you fill out forms

Sometimes

 

Yes

Give you information about your court date

Yes

 

Yes

Give you information on how to schedule a hearing

   

Yes

Advise you whether you should file a case or whether you should take any particular action in a case

   

Yes

Give you legal advice

   

Yes

Tell you what to say in court

   

Yes

Tell you what a judge might do

   

Yes

Tell you what form you need

   

Yes

Assist with technical issues

 

Yes

 

How to Contact

Clerks of Court: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Directory of Clerks of Court

Find a Lawyer: Iowa Find-A-Lawyer website

Technical Help Desk: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Contact Information

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