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Justice Zager Retirement Ceremony

August 21, 2018

Justice Zager Retirement Ceremony August 29, 2018

Des Moines, August 21, 2018—On August 29, 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court will hold a special ceremony to mark the retirement of Justice Bruce B. Zager. This public ceremony will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Iowa 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 on the first floor.

Justice Zager was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. He earned his bachelor degree in business administration from the University of Iowa in 1975, his Master of Science degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977, and his law degree from Drake University Law School in 1980. Justice Zager was in private practice in Waterloo and was an attorney with the Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office until his appointment by Governor Tom Vilsack to the Iowa District Court in 1999. He was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the Iowa Supreme Court in 2011.

During his seven years on the Iowa Supreme Court, Justice Zager wrote 104 majority opinions. As a member of the court, Justice Zager played a key role in updating the rules for expanded media coverage of Iowa's courts. He also chaired the Iowa Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force. 


Media Advisory:  The court will allow cameras and audio recording equipment in the courtroom subject to available space.  If you wish to be present for the entire ceremony and have camera and recording equipment to install, please arrive twenty minutes in advance of the ceremony.  The media room will also be open for use by the media.  

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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