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Information about Iowa Judges and Retention Election Available on Iowa Judicial Branch Website

Des Moines, September 12, 2016—Iowa voters can find information about the professional qualifications and background of every judge on the November 8 retention ballot at the Iowa Judicial Branch website—www.iowacourts.gov. The 2016 Iowa Voters Judicial Directory contains biographies of each judge on the ballot. These biographies include information about each...
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Special Constitution Day Program

Des Moines, August 31, 2016— The Iowa Judicial Branch will join the Iowa Department of Education and The Iowa State Bar Association to present a Constitution Day program for Iowa high school students on Wednesday, September 14. Students from around the state will be encouraged to watch the live streaming...
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Supreme Court Announces 2016-2017 Adjudicative Term, including Special Sessions

Des Moines, August 30, 2016— The Iowa Supreme Court today announced its 2016-2017 adjudicative term calendar, including a special evening session in Des Moines and four special sessions in communities around the state to hear oral arguments. The court's adjudicative term is from September 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017....
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Third Annual Evaluation of the Iowa Business Specialty Court Pilot Project

Des Moines, July 19, 2016 - The third annual evaluation of the Iowa Business Specialty Court Pilot Project was posted to the Iowa Judicial Branch website today at iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Specialty_Courts/Business_Court/Pilot_Project_Evaluations/. The evaluation monitors the progress and assesses the effectiveness of the business court. In February (PDF) of this year, based on...
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Critelli Selected as Incoming Director of Iowa Supreme Court Office of Professional Regulation

Des Moines, July 18, 2016— Nicholas (Tré) Critelli III, has been selected for appointment as the new Director of the Iowa Supreme Court Office of Professional Regulation. Critelli will replace Paul H. Wieck II when he retires on December 22 after nearly 15 years of service. Critelli has been serving...
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Supreme Court Approves Grants to Support Civil Legal Services for Low Income Iowans

Des Moines, July 7, 2016—The Iowa Supreme Court has approved $239,998 in grants to nonprofit programs that provide legal assistance to low income Iowans with civil legal problems. The court awarded grants to fourteen different organizations throughout Iowa. The grants are funded by the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account (IOLTA)...
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Supreme Court Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Budget that Includes Statewide Hiring Freeze

Des Moines, June 1, 2016 —Today, the Iowa Supreme Court approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Iowa Judicial Branch budget that begins July 1, 2016. The budget includes a statewide hiring freeze that is required because of a more than $5 million shortfall in this year's legislative appropriation. The $178.7 million...
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