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Iowa Court of Appeals Case Statistics[1]

Year

Opinions Filed[2]

1976

0

1977

327

1978

382

1979

377

1980

390

1981

501

1982

415

1983

548[3]

1984

528

1985

628

1986

589

1987

570

1988

656

1989

784

1990

745

1991

672

1992

684

1993

649

1994

647

1995

701

1996

777

1997

788

1998

825

1999

746[4]

2000

746

2001

852

2002

1214[5]

2003

1079

2004

930

2005

951

2006

1057

2007

1064

2008

1014

2009

1033

2010

970

2011

1067

2012

1071

2013

1303

2014

1158[6]

2015

1199

2016

1389

2017

1294


[1] Total caseload is defined by the National Center for State Courts in 'Appellate Court Tools' as all appellate cases that have been disposed of in a year. We have excluded those cases disposed of by any means other than by opinion.

[2] The number of opinions filed is dependent upon the number of cases transferred to the Court of Appeals from the Iowa Supreme Court. Some opinions in a specific year were transferred to the Court of Appeals the preceding year.

[3] The Court of Appeals was expanded from five to six members in 1983.

[4] The Court of Appeals was expanded from six to nine members in 1999.

[5] The Iowa Supreme Court began to accept a more-limited caseload, resulting in a sizeable increase in caseload for the Court of Appeals.

[6] In 2014 the transformation to electronic records began.




Court of Appeals Dispositional Rates




Miscellaneous Statistics

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

 Rehearings Granted

8

10

2

2

Disposed by Mode Other Than Opinion

11

12

14

7

Orders Filed

(not including submission or scheduling orders)

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

122

 

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