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Iowa Supreme Court 2018-2019 Adjudicative Term to End June 28

June 28, 2019, is the last day of the 2018-2019 Iowa Supreme Court adjudicative term. During the term, 113 cases were submitted to the court. All of the cases submitted to the court are complete, and the opinions are available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/supreme-court/supreme-court-opinions/. Oral argument videos, case briefs, attorney names, and the Iowa Court of Appeals decision from further review cases can be found on the Iowa Judicial Branch website by searching for the case name or number using the site’s search function on the home page at https://www.iowacourts.gov.

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Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Court of Appeals, announced today it will begin accepting applications for the vacancy that will occur when Judge Gayle Vogel retires July 1, 2019. The Commission received notice of the vacancy from Governor Reynolds on June 12, 2019.  The Commission has sixty days to send a slate of nominees to the Governor, who makes appointments to the court. 

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Chief Judge Vogel Retirement Ceremony June 13, 2019

On Thursday, June 13, the Iowa Court of Appeals will hold a special ceremony to mark the retirement of Chief Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel. This public ceremony will be at 3:00 p.m. in the supreme court courtroom on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 E. Court Ave., Des Moines. Overflow seating will be available in the auditorium and elsewhere in the building. Chief Judge Vogel will retire July 1, 2019.

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Iowa Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments in Okoboji

Des Moines, IA. The Iowa Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two cases at the Lawyers Chautauqua in the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 1405 Highway 71, Okoboji, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  The oral arguments are open to the public and the court encourages people to attend.

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Juvenile Court Services moved to Cerro Gordo County Courthouse

Juvenile Court Services has temporarily moved from the Mohawk Square Building, 22 N. Georgia Ave. Suite 101, Mason City, to the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse, 220 North Washington Avenue, Mason City, after the Mohawk Square Building roof collapsed during last weekend’s heavy rainfall. It is not known when the building will reopen to the public.

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