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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (July 31, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order regarding the ongoing provisions for coronavirus/COVID-19's impact on court services. 

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In Matter of Iowa Court Rule 1.1901-Form 14: Subpoena Form to Testify at Hearing or Trial in a Civil Action (July 31, 2020)

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In the Matter of Resuming Appellate Oral Arguments During COVID-19 (July 29, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order today regarding the resumption of appellate oral arguments during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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In the Matter of Resuming Jury Trials During COVID-19 (July 22, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order today regarding the resumption of jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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In the Matter of Adopting State Court Administration's Proposed Amendments to Chapter 47, Court Interpreter and Translator Rules (July 20, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order today accepting State Court Administration's proposed changes to Chapter 47.

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In the Matter of Resuming Family Law Trials Postponed by COVID-19 (July 9, 2020)

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In the Matter of Resuming In Person Court Services During COVID-19 (July 9, 2020)

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In the Matter of Case Prioritization of Cases and Duties (July 9, 2020)

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In the Matter of Interim Procedures Governing Ability to Pay Determinations and Conversion of Restitution Orders (July 7, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order regarding the interim procedures governing the ability to pay determinations and conversion of restitution orders.

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In the Matter of Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Chapter 2, Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure - Extension of Comment Period (June 26, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order extending the comment period for the proposed amendments to Chapter 2, Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure. 

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In the Matter of the July 2020 Iowa Bar Examination (June 5, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order today regarding new procedures for the July 2020 Iowa Bar Exam.

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 31.16 - Registration of House Counsel (June 2, 2020)

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In the Matter of Appointments to the 2020 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (June 1, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order appointing members of the 2020 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee.

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In the Matter of the Carroll County ODR Pilot Project and Suspension of Certain Iowa Court Rules Regarding Installment Payment Plans (May 26, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order regarding the new Carroll County Online Dispute Resolution Pilot Project.

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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronovirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (May 22, 2020)

In the Matter of Resuming Family Law Trials Postponed by Coronavirus/COVID-19 (May 22, 2020)

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In the Matter of Prioritization of Cases and Duties (May 22, 2020)

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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (May 8, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed a supervisory order regarding further actions taken in response to COVID-19.

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In the Matter of the Administration of the July 2020 Iowa Bar Exam (May 6, 2020)

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In the Matter of Resuming Jury Trials Postponed by Coronoavirus/COVID-19 (May 6, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order creating the Jumpstart Jury Task Force. The Task Force will make recommendations to the supreme court regarding temporary policies and procedures for jury trials resuming following the COVID-19 postponements.

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In the Matter of the Establishment of the Electronic Search Warrant Pilot Project (April 27, 2020)

Today Chief Justice Christensen signed a supervisory order authorizing an electronic search warrant pilot project in Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, and Page counties.

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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (April 17, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has filed an order regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on court services.

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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact On Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Youth and Families (April 6, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has filed an order regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on child welfare and juvenile justice for youth and families.

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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (April 2, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has filed an order regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on court services. 
 

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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact Amended March 28, 2020 Order on Court Services (March 31, 2020)

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Chapter 2, Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure (March 30, 2020)

The Iowa Supreme Court requests public comment regarding proposed amendments to Chapter 2, Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure.  The deadline for submitting comments is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

In the Matter of Preparation for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on the Boards and Commissions Overseen by the Office of Professional Regulation (March 27, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed a supervisory order regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on the boards and commissions overseen by the Office of Professional Regulation.

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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact On Court Services (March 17, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed a supervisory order permitting new ways to access courts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

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In the Matter of Preparation For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact On the Office of Professional Regulation (March 16, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed a supervisory order detailing preparations aimed at minimizing coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on the Office of Professional Regulation.

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In the Matter of Ongoing Preparation For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact On Court Services (March 14, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed a supervisory order instituting procedures to keep the courts open to the fullest possible extent while protecting public safety by mitigating the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19. 

In the Matter of Preparation for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Juvenile Court Services (March 13, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed a supervisory order detailing preparations aimed at minimizing coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on juvenile court services.

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In the Matter of Preparation for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (March 12, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed a supervisory order detailing preparations aimed at minimizing coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on the services the judicial branch provides Iowans.

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Chapter 47, Court Interpreter and Translator Rules (March 9, 2020)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order requesting public comment regarding proposed amendments to Chapter 47, court interpreter and translator rules.  The deadline for submitting comments is 4:30 p.m. on May 8, 2020.

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