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Hospitalization Referee (D6 13398-002)

Date Posted
October 8, 2019
Part Time

Job Details


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Position Title

Hospitalization Referee


Johnson County Courthouse
417 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA  52240


$14,625.00 annually
(not eligible for benefits)

Position Summary

The district court is seeking a part-time judicial hospitalization referee for Johnson County.  The referee must be available to conduct hearings on Tuesday or Friday, or sometimes both days in the same week. Salary $1,218.75 per month.  No fringe benefits are included as part of compensation.  


28E Agreement between the Iowa Judicial Branch and Johnson Co, Iowa City, IA. Primary duties are: 1) To conduct commitment hearings pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Iowa Code.  2) To determine whether commitment or release of the respondent is appropriate.  3) To issue appropriate orders based on the evidence presented at the commitment hearing, and 4) To serve as the backup referee when the other referee has conflicts, is on vacation, or is sick.


An Iowa law license is required and substantial experience with commitment proceedings is preferred.

Contact Information

How to Apply

Send letter with statement of qualifications to:

Posting Close Date

Letter must be received by Friday, October 18, 2019.


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