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In the Matter of Amendment of Iowa Court Rule 9.8(2) to Update Internal Rule Reference (March 22, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order updating an internal rule reference in Iowa Court Rule 9.8(2).

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In the Matter of Amendments to the Iowa Court Rules on Attorney Oath and Admissions (March 11, 2022)

The Iowa Supreme Court has approved amendments to chapter 31 of the Iowa Court Rules on attorney oaths and affirmations for admission, effective April 1, 2022.

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In the Matter of Amending Rule 7.4—Form 1: Report of Referee (February 24, 2022)

The Chief Justice signed an order adopting amendments to Rule 7.4–Form 1: Report of Referee. The form is temporarily adopted effective immediately and will take permanent effect subject to Legislative Council review consistent with the provisions of Iowa Code section 602.4202. 

In the Matter of Withdrawal of Revised Chapter 2 Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure (February 17, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order withdrawing the revised Chapter 2 Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure submitted to Legislative Council, pursuant to Iowa Code section 602.4202, on January 31, 2022. 

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the Iowa Rules of Evidence in Chapter 5 of the Iowa Court Rules (February 15, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the Iowa Rules of Evidence.  The comment period closes April 16, 2022.

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In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (February 11, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order discontinuing the mask requirement for people entering court-controlled spaces, with judges retaining discretion to address COVID-related safety measures in proceedings as necessary on a case-by-case basis.

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In the Matter of Adopting Revised Chapter 2 Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure (January 31, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order adopting a revised Chapter 2 Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure. These rules will take effect on July 1, 2022, subject to Legislative Council review as provided by Iowa Code section 602.4202. This includes criminal cases filed after that date and criminal cases already pending on that date. However, judicial districts or individual district judges may, in the exercise of their discretion, exempt any case that was pending before July 1, 2022, from one or more of the revised rules.

In the Matter of Mandatory Mediation in Family Law Cases (January 20, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order providing for mandatory mediation or judicial settlement conferences in family law cases where at least one party is represented by counsel.

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In the Matter of the Iowa Business Specialty Court (January 18, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order adopting an amended memorandum of operation for the Iowa Business Specialty Court. The amended memorandum changes the State Court Administrator's report on the business court from annual to biannual and provides for the appointment of a settlement conference judge in business court cases. No substantive amendments were made to the business court's operation or procedures.

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In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to Chapter 25 Expanded News Media Coverage (January 14, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order adopting amendments to Chapter 25 of the Iowa Court Rules regarding expanded news media coverage of remote district court proceedings and livestreamed appellate court oral arguments.
 

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In the Matter of Mandatory Education for Judicial Officers and Judicial Branch Staff (January 12, 2022)

Chief Justice Christensen signed an order regarding mandatory education for judicial officers and judicial branch staff. 

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