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Iowa Supreme Court Reselects Christensen as Chief Justice

The Iowa Supreme Court reselected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as chief justice. At the first meeting in each odd-numbered year, the justices of the supreme court by majority vote shall designate one justice as chief justice, to serve for a two-year term. Chief Justice Christensen was first selected chief justice following the retirement of Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins in February 2020.

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Iowa Judicial Branch warns of a collection notice scam

Iowa clerks of courts are responding to people who have received collection notices that falsely claim to be from the Iowa Judicial Branch or a clerk of court.  The letters warn the individuals that if payments are not made to the 1-800 number on the notice, the person’s driver's license would be suspended and an arrest warrant may be issued. The public should be aware that these notices are a scam and are not from the Iowa Judicial Branch.

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Iowa Judicial Branch Launches Interactive Court Forms for Small Claims

The Iowa Judicial Branch has launched interactive small claims forms statewide, the second set of Iowa Interactive Court Forms. Interactive forms are filled automatically with answers from an online questionnaire.  Previously, the branch released a set of interactive forms for dissolutions that do not involve minor or dependent adult children.  The latest release of interactive forms is for citizens filing small claims actions.

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Iowa Judicial Branch Joins Cady Day of Service

The justices and judges of the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals will participate in the Mark S. Cady Day of Public Service today. The Cady Day of Service is dedicated to the late Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady with the intent to bring the Iowa legal community together to honor and to celebrate the life and legacy of Justice Cady and his commitment to public service, access to justice, and civil rights.

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