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In the Matter of the Independent Investigation Into Judicial Branch Information Security Testing (October 10, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady signed an order relating to the independent investigation into judicial branch information security testing.

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In the Matter of Minor Guardianship Forms (October 9, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order transferring Forms 7, 8, 9 and 10 from rule 7.11 to newly created rule 8.37 and renumbering the forms 1, 2, 3, and 4. 

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In the Matter of Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Chapter 32, Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct-Extension of Comment Period (September 27, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order extending the public comment period on proposed amendments to the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct, chapter 32 of the Iowa Court Rules. The comment period will close December 30, 2019.

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In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to Iowa Rule of Electronic Procedure 16.412 Concerning Submission of Hearing and Trial Exhibits (August 27, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order adopting amendments to rule 16.412 of the Iowa Rules of Electronic Procedure concerning submission of hearing and trial exhibits.

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In the Matter of Iowa Courts Rules Chapter 7, Guardianship and Conservatorship Forms (August 20, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order adopting new guardianship and conservatorship forms to coincide with the statutory changes made by the legislature in House File 591 and House File 610. The forms are temporarily adopted effective immediately and will permanently take affect subject to Legislative Council review consistent with the provisions of Iowa Code section 602.4202 and upon the effective date of House File 591 and House File 610 on January 1, 2020.

Request for Public Comment on the Office of Professional Regulation's Proposed Amendments to the Iowa Court Rules: Chapter 34, 36, 47 (August 1, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed orders requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the following chapters in Division III, Professional Regulation, of the Iowa Court Rules.

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Chapter 32, Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct (August 1, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed orders requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the following chapters in Division III, Professional Regulation, of the Iowa Court Rules.

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the Bar Admission Rules in chapter 31 of the Iowa Court Rules (August 1, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed orders requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the following chapters in Division III, Professional Regulation, of the Iowa Court Rules.

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Chapter 41, Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers, and Chapter 42, Continuing Legal Education Regulations (August 1, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed orders requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the following chapters in Division III, Professional Regulation, of the Iowa Court Rules.

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In the Matter of the Appointment of a News Media Coordinator for Region 4 (July 29, 2019)

The Iowa Supreme Court appoints Elijah Decious, Fort Dodge Messenger, to serve as the news media coordinator for Region 4.

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In the Matter of Adoption of Amendments of Chapters 34, 36, 47, and 49 of the Iowa Court Rules (July 24, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order adopting amendments to chapters 34, 36, 47, and 49 of the Iowa Court Rules

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In the Matter of Adoption of Iowa Court Rules 17.400 Regarding Child Custody and Visitation Forms for Unmarried Parents (July 19, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order in the matter of adoption of Iowa Court Rule 17.400 regarding child custody and visitation forms for unmarried parents.  

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In the Matter of the Judicial Branch FFPSA Review Task Force (July 10, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order extending the FFPSA task force until July 1, 2021.

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In the Matter of Iowa Judicial Branch Online Information Security Awareness Training (June 25, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed a supervisory order regarding required security awareness training for all judicial branch personnel that must be completed by October 12, 2019.

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In the Matter of Budgets for the Boards and Commissions of the Office of Professional Regulation (May 30, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order approving fiscal year 2019-2020 budgets for boards and commissions of the Office of Professional Regulation.

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In the Matter of Removing Form Orders from Chapters 12 and 13 for the Iowa Court Rules (May 22, 2019)

The Iowa Supreme Court removes the following form orders from the Iowa Court Rules.

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Order re IOLTA Grants (May 21, 2019)

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Cady has signed an order approving IOLTA grants for the grant year commencing July 1, 2019.

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Rule 16.412 Concerning Submission of Exhibits (April 1, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Iowa Rule of Electronic Procedure 16.412 concerning submission of exhibits.

Notice of Nonoral Resubmissions (March 14, 2019)

The Iowa Supreme Court ordered the nonoral resubmission of 28 cases. With the addition of Justice Christopher McDonald to the supreme court, the court determined that these cases are resubmitted to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Travel Reimbursement Order (February 21, 2019)

The Iowa Supreme Court adopts amendments to chapter 22 of the Iowa Court Rules implementing changes to the Iowa Judicial Branch travel reimbursement rules.

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Emergency Order Regarding the February 2019 Uniform Bar Exam Administered In Iowa (January 25, 2019)

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The Iowa Supreme Court has determined that up to fifteen applicants who had previously registered for the UBE administration in the District of Columbia shall be allowed to sit for the February 2019 administration of the Uniform Bar Examination in this jurisdictions.

In the Matter of Eligibility to Vote in Elections of Judicial Nominating Commissioners (January 22, 2019)

Chief Justice Cady has signed an order regarding the eligibility to vote in elections of judicial nominating commissioners. 

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Iowa Business Specialty Court Supervisory Order and Amended Memorandum (January 14, 2019)

Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rules for Mandatory Mediation (November 26, 2018)

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Rules of Mandatory Mediation in Certain Family Law Cases

Adoption of Amendments to Division III, Professional Regulation (November 16, 2018)

Adoption of Amendments to the Iowa Child Support Guidelines (November 16, 2018)

In the Matter of the Judicial Branch FFPSA Review Task Force (November 8, 2018)

Proposed Reallocation of a Vacant District Judgeship to a Different Judicial Election District (October 9, 2018)

Request for Public Comment on Office of Professional Regulation Proposed Amendments to the Iowa Court Rules (August 30, 2018)

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Amended Order Approving Iowa Standards of Practice (August 28, 2018)

The Iowa Supreme Court approves two sets of standards of practice for lawyers in child custody cases:  The Iowa Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Children in Custody Cases and the Iowa Standards of Practice for Child and Family Reporters in Child Custody Cases. 

In the Matter of Approving an Amended Set of Small Claims Forms in Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules (June 26, 2018)

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Orders for Resubmission (June 20, 2018)

City of Cedar Rapids v. Marla Marie Leaf case number 16-0435 (combined with Behm, et.al v. City of Cedar Rapids, et. al case number 16-1031) and Reuven et. al v. City of Des Moines, et. al case number 17-1489 are held over for additional briefing and resubmission. 

Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the Child Support Guidelines (June 8, 2018)

In the Matter of Rescinding Division XII of the IRCP (May 22, 2018)

Order rescinding Division XII of the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure Relating to Partition of Real and Personal Property, Rules 1.1201-1.1228, effective July 1, 2018.

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In the Matter of Grant Year 2018-19 Grants from Receipts of the IOLTA Program (May 21, 2018) (May 21, 2018)

The Iowa Supreme Court approves IOLTA grants for the grant year commencing July 1, 2018.

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In the Matter of Establishing the Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure Review Task Force and Appointment of Members (April 3, 2018)

In the Matter of the Prohibition Against Ex Parte Communications (March 27, 2018)

Committee on Jury Selection Report (March 12, 2018)

Adoption of Clarifying Amendments (March 7, 2018)

to certain Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure relating to discovery, scheduling and expedited civil actions.

Adoption of New Rule of Probate Procedure 7.8 (March 7, 2018)

In the Matter of Courthouse Security (December 19, 2017)

Supervisory order to supplement June 19, 2017 supervisory order

Request for Public Comment (November 27, 2017)

Proposed Standards of Practice for Lawyers and Child and Family Reporters in Child Custody Cases

Adoption of Rule for Supreme Court Clerk Retention of Appellate Records and Regarding Iowa Court Rules 22.37 and 22.38 Concerning Purging of District Court Case Files (October 26, 2017)

Adoption of Iowa Rule of Juvenile Procedure Prohibiting Routine Use of Restraints (October 25, 2017)

Establishment of the Language Access in the Courts Advisory Committee (September 14, 2017)

In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Chapter 9--Child Support Guidelines (July 20, 2017)

In the Matter of the Uniform Bond Schedule Promulgated by the Judicial Council (June 23, 2017)

Effective July 1, 2017

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In the Matter of Grant Year 2017-2018 Grants From Receipts of the IOLTA Program (April 27, 2017)

The Iowa Supreme Court approves IOLTA grants for the grant year commencing July 1, 2017. 

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Establishment and Operation of the Informal Family Law Trial Pilot Project (February 14, 2017)

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Request for Public Comment on Family Law Task Force Proposal (February 14, 2017)

Proposal to Develop Statewide Uniform Mediation Requirements in Family Law Cases

Adoption of Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.431(10) (February 14, 2017)

Hearings on Temporary Family Law Orders

Adoption of the Iowa Rules of Electronic Procedure (November 21, 2016)

Chapter 16 of the Iowa Court Rules

Adoption Order for Amendments to Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.904 and Iowa Rule of Appellate Procedure 6.101 (November 18, 2016)

Adoption of amendments to the Appellate Procedure Rules and Rule 31.15 (November 18, 2016)

In the Matter of the 2016 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (November 8, 2016)

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In the Matter of Appointments to the Iowa Access to Justice Commission (October 19, 2016)

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Order Regarding Report of Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force (October 13, 2016)

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Adoption of Nonsubstantive Restyling of the Iowa Rules of Evidence (September 28, 2016)

In the Matter of Appointments to the Iowa Access to Justice Commission (September 22, 2016)

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Adoption of Rule on Exempt and Retired Attorney License Status (August 19, 2016)

In the Matter of Establishment of the Iowa Access to Justice Commission (June 27, 2016)

The Iowa Supreme Court, upon recommendation of the Iowa State Bar Association establishes the Iowa Access to Justice Commission.

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In the Matter of Appointments to the 2016 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (May 26, 2016)

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