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Julie Schumacher

Judge

Julie Schumacher

Judge Schumacher, Schleswig, was appointed to the Iowa Court of Appeals in August 2019. She was raised in rural Sioux County, Iowa. Judge Schumacher earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota in 1990, double majoring in communications and English. She was awarded her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1993.

Judge Schumacher spent nearly 20 years in private practice in Denison, Iowa. She also served as a prosecutor for Crawford County, as an assistant city attorney for Denison, and as a hospitalization referee. She was selected as a district associate judge for the Third Judicial District in December 2012 and appointed to the district court bench in January 2017.

Judge Schumacher is a current co-chair of the Family First Task Force and a member of the Business Advisory Committee for the Electronic Document Management System. She has previously served on the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, the Iowa Supreme Court Unauthorized Practice of Law Commission, and is a past co-chair of the Judicial Technology Committee. She has served as a faculty member for new judge orientation, as a grade examiner for the Iowa bar exam, and has been a frequent presenter for continuing legal education on the topics of juvenile law, family law, and ethics.

Judge Schumacher is a member of the Crawford County Bar Association, the Iowa Judges Association, and the Iowa State Bar Association.

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