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Supreme Court Announces 2018-2019 Adjudicative Term, including Special Sessions

August 22, 2018

Supreme Court Announces 2018-2019 Adjudicative Term, including Special Sessions

Des Moines, August 22, 2018—The Iowa Supreme Court today announced its 2018-2019 adjudicative term calendar, including a special evening session in Des Moines, special sessions at Drake and Iowa law schools, and three special sessions in communities around the state to hear oral arguments. The court's adjudicative term is from September 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

The court will hear special evening sessions of oral arguments in Johnston, Red Oak, Des Moines, and Forest City. The supreme court schedules evening sessions for the convenience of members of the public who wish to attend. Drake Law School and the University of Iowa College of Law will also host oral arguments with limited seating for the public. The special evening sessions in Des Moines and at Johnston High School are for central Iowa residents who may not be able to attend the court's regular morning and afternoon sessions.

The 2018-2019 adjudicative term will also mark the fifth year the supreme court will live stream and archive its oral arguments on the Iowa Courts YouTube channel: .

The court's special sessions schedule:

September 7, 2018
University of Iowa College of Law
10:30 a.m.

September 17, 2018
Johnston High School
7:00 p.m.

October 9, 2018
Wilson Performing Arts Center, Red Oak
7:00 p.m.

February 11, 2019
Iowa Judicial Branch Building, Des Moines
7:00 p.m.

March 28, 2019
Drake Law School
9:30 a.m.

April 2, 2019
Forest City Fine Arts Center
7:00 p.m.

The court will continue its regular schedule of oral arguments in Des Moines during the adjudicative term. All supreme court oral arguments are live streamed and open to the public.

Between May 19, 2011, and April 3, 2018, the supreme court heard oral arguments in Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Carroll, Council Bluffs, Bettendorf, Ottumwa, Waterloo, Sioux City, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Burlington, Clarinda, Toledo, Iowa City, Storm Lake, Creston, Decorah, Newton, Harlan, Ames, Clinton, Keokuk, Spencer, Charles City, Davenport, Cedar Falls, and Knoxville. Coinciding with the oral arguments, justices have visited 176 high schools, universities, and colleges.

The court's complete oral argument calendar for its 2018-2019 term is on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at .

The monthly schedule with links to case briefs and summaries is at .

For More Information:

Contact: Steve Davis, (515) 348-4967 or

Iowa Supreme Court
1111 E. Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50319

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