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Request a Speaker

Please use this online form to submit a request to have a justice attend your event.

Prior to filling out the form, please review the Iowa Supreme Court calendar for possible conflicts with your preferred event date.

Information required for initial consideration of request:

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Please select topic of speech (up to 3):

Important considerations:

  • Judicial ethics prohibit justices from participating in any fundraising—no matter how important or good the cause.  Consequently, justices do not attend events involving any fundraising or the mention of fundraising.

  • For ethical reasons, justices refrain from talking about the court’s decisions and any case pending in the courts. 

  • For speech time, we highly suggest 15-20 minutes, plus 10-15 minutes for Q&A if desired. 

  • Justices do not accept honoraria (speaking fees) and gifts.

Additional information required upon tentative acceptance of invitation:

  • Driving directions to event.

  • Name of person who will meet justice at event?

  • Will sponsor provide a podium?

  • Will sponsor provide a microphone?

  • Will sponsor provide a projector, screen and other equipment if necessary?

  • Copy or summary of event program (other speakers and topics, if applicable).

  • Is event open to the media?

  • Will the sponsor arrange for media coverage?

  • Who will introduce the speaker?

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