Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Orders - 2024 Archive

In the Matter of Appointment to the Iowa Access to Justice Commission (July 3, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order appointing Kathleen Law to the Iowa Access to Justice Commission.

Download Order
Order (248.92 KB)

Request for Public Comment on Proposed Chapter 14 Iowa Rules of Electronic Search Warrant Procedure (July 3, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order requesting public comment on proposed Iowa Rules of Electronic Search Warrant Procedure from the Electronic Search Warrants Advisory Committee. The deadline for submitting public comments is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 2, 2024.

Download Order
Order (305.55 KB)
Download Proposed_ESW_Rules
Proposed_ESW_Rules (335.22 KB)

In the Matter of Courthouse Security (July 2, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed a supervisory order regarding courthouse security.

Download Order
Order (252.22 KB)

In the Matter of Appointments to the 2024 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (June 14, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order establishing and appointing members to the 2024 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee. The Federal Family Support Act of 1988 requires that every four years each state must review its child support guidelines “to ensure that their application results in the determination of appropriate child support award amounts.” The committee will complete its work and submit a final report to the court on or before April 1, 2025.

Download Order
Order (298.99 KB)

In the Matter of Appointing an additional member to the Task Force on Expedited Appeals in Termination of Parental Rights and Children in Need of Assistance Cases (June 14, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order appointing Nickole Miller to the Iowa Judicial Branch Task Force on Expedited Appeals in Termination of Parental Rights and Children in Need of Assistance Cases.

Download Order
Order (246.41 KB)

In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to Chapter 6 of the Iowa Court Rules, Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure (May 23, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order amending chapter 6 of the Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure. The amendments address citations in briefs to transcripts and exhibits, providing notice to the general assembly of appeals involving constitutional questions, and filing of amicus briefs by members of the general assembly. Additionally, a new chart, “Chart D,” which provides examples of citations for briefs has been added to the appellate rules.

In the Matter of Establishing an Iowa Judicial Branch Task Force on Expedited Appeals in Termination of Parental Rights and Children in Need of Assistance Cases (May 17, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order establishing and appointing members to the Iowa Judicial Branch Task Force on Expedited Appeals in Termination of Parental Rights and Children in Need of Assistance Cases.

Download Order
Order (262.97 KB)

In the Matter of Amendments to Chapter 47 of the Iowa Court Rules Regarding Court Interpreters and Translators (April 29, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order approving amendments to chapter 47 of the Iowa Court Rules regarding court interpreters and translators.

In the Matter of Updating Chapters 12 and 13 of the Iowa Court Rules, Rules Relating to Involuntary Hospitalizations and Commitments (April 29, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order adopting amendments to chapter 13 of the Iowa Court Rules changing all references from “substance-related disorders” to “substance use disorders” to conform with statutory changes to the phrasing. The chapter 12 and 13 forms have also been revised to reflect these changes and to correct typographical errors. The changes to the rules and forms are subject to legislative council review and become effective July 1, 2024.

Download Order
Order (251.67 KB)
Download Ch_12_forms_binder
Ch_12_forms_binder (3.64 MB)
Download Ch_13_amendments
Ch_13_amendments (250.85 KB)
Download Ch_13_forms_binder
Ch_13_forms_binder (2.67 MB)

In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to Chapter 6 of the Iowa Court Rules, Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure (February 29, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order revising the appellate procedure timelines and charts in chapter 6 of the Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure. The timeline and charts were updated in correlation with the recent amendments to chapter 6. They will go into effect April 1, 2024. 

In the Matter of Establishing an Iowa Judicial Branch Court Navigators Task Force (February 12, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order creating the Iowa Judicial Branch Court Navigators Pilot Project Task Force and appointing members to the task force.

Download Order
Order (290.24 KB)

In the Matter of Updating “Substance Abuse” and “Substance-Related Disorder” References in the Iowa Court Rules (January 26, 2024)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order updating “substance abuse” and “substance-related disorder” phrases in the Iowa Court Rules to “substance use disorder” as now used in the Iowa Code.

Download Order
Order (259.71 KB)
© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.