Judge Jane Spande, Cedar Rapids, was appointed to the bench as a district associate judge in 1985. She was born in Caledonia, Minnesota, and grew up in Mabel, Minnesota. She earned a bachelors of science (teaching) degree from Mankato State College, now Mankato State University, in 1972 and her law degree from the University of Iowa in 1977. She was an Assistant Linn County Attorney from 1977 to 1985. From 1979 to 1985, she also maintained a private law practice. Judge Spande is a member of the Iowa Bar Association and the Iowa Judges Association. She remains actively involved in the Partnership for Safe Families in Cedar Rapids. Judge Spande is married and has two children.