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Iowa Court of Appeals Case Statistics[1]

Year

Opinions Filed[2]

2020

1168

2019

1164

2018

1167

2017

1298

2016

1389

2015

1199

2014

1158[3]

2013

1303

2012

1071

2011

1067

2010

970

2009

1033

2008

1014

2007

1064

2006

1057

2005

951

2004

930

2003

1079

2002

1214[4]

2001

852

2000

746

1999

746[5]

1998

825

1997

788

1996

777

1995

701

1994

647

1993

649

1992

684

1991

672

1990

745

1989

784

1988

656

1987

570

1986

589

1985

628

1984

528

1983

548[6]

1982

415

1981

501

1980

390

1979

377

1978

382

1977

327

1976

0

[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 filed in a specific year were transferred to the Court of Appeals the preceding year.

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Court of Appeals Dispositional Rates

 

 

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

Rehearings Granted

2

5

9

5

Disposed By Mode Other Than Opinion

7

10

5

12

Miscellaneous Orders Filed

(not including submission or scheduling orders)

122

106

102

148


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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