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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:45

In the Matter of Probate Forms in Chapter 7 of the Iowa Court Rules (June 17, 2014)

Amended forms to take effect August 16, 2014

Order (43 kb)



In the Matter of Probate Forms in Chapter 7 of the Iowa Court Rules (May 23, 2014)

Order (53 kb)


Chapter 7 Title and Contents (140 kb)


Probate Forms (286 kb)



In the Matter of Chapter 25 of the Iowa Court Rules (April 29, 2014)

Further amendments to rules and forms of Chapter 25
Effective May 1, 2014

Order (43 kb)


Chapter 25, Rules for Expanded News Media Coverage (246 kb)


Chapter 25, EMNC forms (544 kb)


Summary of Amendments to Chapter 25 (203 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules (April 25, 2014)

Order (45 kb)


Rule Changes for Law Student Registration & Lawyer Reporting Dates (98 kb)



In the Matter of Chapter 25 of the Iowa Court Rules (April 2, 2014)

Effective May 1, 2014

Order (115 kb)


Chapter 25, Rules for Expanded News Media Coverage (245 kb)


Chapter 25, EMNC forms (512 kb)


Summary of Amendments to Chapter 25 (201 kb)



In the Matter of Chapter 17 of the Iowa Court Rules and Self Represented Litigant Forms for Disestablishing Legal Parent (March 26, 20140

Order (73 kb)


Rule 17.200 Family law forms for dissolution of marriage with dependent children (129 kb)


Form 212: Joint Statement on Legal Parent (501 kb)


Form 213: Motion to Disestablish Legal Parent (504 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating Student Practice (March 21, 2014)

Order (29 kb)


Rule 31.15 Student Practice Rule (152 kb)


OPR Memo Re: Amendment of Student Practice Rule (65 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating Continuing Legal Education (March 21, 2014)

Order (28 kb)


Chapters 41 and 42 (176 kb)


OPR Memo Re: Distance Education Changes as Adopted (65 kb)



In the Matter of Adoption of New Chapter 17 Forms for Applications to Modify Child Support in the Iowa Court Rules (March 6, 2014)

Order (406 kb)


Rule (127 kb)


Forms (1451 kb)


Guide (492 kb)



In the Matter of Chapter 17 of the Iowa Court Rules and Adoption of New Forms for Dissolutions of Marriage with Children (December 19, 2013)

Order (79 kb)


Divorce Forms for Self Represented Litigants With Minor Children (4394 kb)


Guide to Representing Yourself in an Iowa Divorce Case with Minor Children (543 kb)


Chapter 17 of the Iowa Court Rules (153 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Division III of the Court Rules Regarding the Client Security Trust Fund (November 26, 2013)

Order (160 kb)


Office of Professional Regulation Memorandum (118 kb)


Chapter 39 and 40 (141 kb)



In the Matter of Adoption of New Forms for Dissolutions of Marriage with no Minor Children (November 6, 2013)

Order (60 kb)


Divorce Forms for Self Represented Litigants With No Minor Children (2415 kb)


Guide to Representing Yourself in an Iowa Divorce Case with no Minor Children (445 kb)



In the Matter of Interim Rules to Govern the use of the Electronic Document Management System (October 22, 2013)

Supervisory Order (66 kb)


Rules 16.302, 16.320, 16.701 (132 kb)



In the Matter of the New Rule of Juvenile Procedure (October 16, 2013)

Juvenile Procedure 8.36

Order (125 kb)


Rule 8.36 (253 kb)


Standards of Practice (309 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating Admission to the Bar (August 22, 2013)

Effective immediately

Order (25 kb)


Chapter 31, Admission to the Bar (214 kb)



In the Matter of Adoption of Clarifying Comments (June 13, 2013)

Iowa Rule of Professional Conduct 32:1.13
Effective immediately

Order (61 kb)



In the Matter of Iowa Court Rules New Chapter 26 (June 4, 2013)

Rules for Installment Payment Plans and Other Court Collection Activities
Effective July 1, 2013

Order (253 kb)


Chapter 26 (294 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Chapter 9 (May 9, 2013)

Child Support Guidelines
Effective July 1, 2013

Order (69 kb)


Chapter 9, Child Support Guidelines (2035 kb)


Child Support Guidelines Review Committee Final Report (2595 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure and Organization and Procedures of Appellate Courts in Chapters 6 and 21 of the Iowa Court Rules (March 5, 2013)

The Iowa Supreme Court has approved rules governing electronic appellate processes. The rules, to be contained in the Chapter 16 court rules pertaining to EDMS, are prospective only. The court will announce an effective date for the rules and for implementation of electronic filing in the appellate courts at a later date.

Order (63 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure and Organization and Procedures of Appellate Courts in Chapters 6 and 21 of the Iowa Court Rules (March 5, 2013)

The Iowa Supreme Court has amended the rules of appellate procedure contained in chapter 6 of the Iowa Court Rules and has rescinded and rewritten the rules governing the organization and procedures of appellate courts contained in Chapter 21 of the Iowa Court Rules.
Effective May 3, 2013

Order (74 kb)


Chapter 6 and Chapter 21 (116 kb)



In the Matter of Adoption of an Emeritus Pro Bono Practice Rule (March 1, 2013)

The Iowa Supreme Court has adopted an emeritus pro bono practice rule (Iowa Court Rule 31.19) that encourages retired or retiring Iowa attorneys, including attorneys licensed in other states, to provide volunteer legal services on behalf of legal aid organizations serving low income persons in Iowa.
Effective immediately

Order and Rule Amendments (323 kb)



In the Matter of New Rule of Civil Procedure (December 6, 2012)

The Iowa Supreme Court has approved the addition of rule 1.1702 to the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure providing a uniform process for interstate depositions and discovery.

Supervisory Order (157 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to the Iowa Court Rules (November 8, 2012)

Forms Regarding Appointment of Counsel
Temporarily adopting the attached forms, effective immediately. Forms permanently take effect January 7, 2013.

Supervisory Order and Forms Regarding Appointment of Counsel (294 kb)



In the Matter of Iowa Court Rule 31.16 (Sept. 13, 2012)

Registration of House Counsel
Effective immediately

Order (49 kb)


Chapter 31 (272 kb)



In the Matter of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (Sept. 13, 2012)

Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules -- Form 3.27:Verification of Account
Effective immediately

Order (90 kb)


Chapter 3, Form 3.27 (45 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to the Iowa Court Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising (August 28, 2012)

Effective January 1, 2013

Order and Chapter 32 (1114 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules 35.17 and 42.1 (August 24, 2012)

Effective immediately

Order, Rule 35.17 and 42.1 (66 kb)



In the Matter of Amendment of Iowa Court Rule 35.1 (August 24, 2012)

Effective immediately

Order, Rule 35.1 (56 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating Admission to the Bar (July 13, 2012)

Effective immediately

Order, Rule 31.11(3), and OPR change to rule 31.12 (119 kb)



In the Matter of Chapter 13 of the Iowa Court Rules (July 5, 2012)

Supervisory Order, Chapter 13 (516 kb)



In the Matter of Chapter 13 of the Iowa Court Rules (June 29, 2012)

Order, Chapter 13 and Forms (1418 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure (May 21, 2012)

6.1005 Regarding Frivolous Appeals and Withdrawal of Counsel (Including Related Changes to Other Rules)
Effective immediately

Order (147 kb)


Rule 6.1005 (194 kb)



In the Matter of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (May 7, 2012)

Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules is rescinded effective July 1, 2012, and revised Chapter 3 is adopted. Until July 1, 2012, parties may use either the current pleadings forms or the new pleadings forms.

Order (129 kb)


Chapter 3 -- Small Claims forms (711 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating the Practice of Law (May 2, 2012)

Amendments concerning the attorney disciplinary process, client trust account reconciliation and record retention procedures, continuing legal education, and the bar exam.
Amended effective immediately

Nunc Pro Tunc (59 kb)


OPR Rules Revisions (Strikethrough version) (4618 kb)


OPR Rules Revisions (Final version) (396 kb)



In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 32:7.4 (March 12, 2012)

The Court adds Veterans Law to the list of fields of practice and specialization.

Order (80 kb)



Iowa Courts Rules

The Chief Justice has signed a supplemental order specifying the effective date of the amendment to Rule 41.3(2)

Supplemental Order (35 kb)



Iowa Court Rules (February 20, 2012)

Amendments concerning the attorney disciplinary process, client trust account reconciliation and record retention procedures, continuing legal education, and the bar exam.
Amended effective immediately

Order (183 kb)


Amendments (10043 kb)


Summary of Amendments (87 kb)

 
AHF praises Iowa Supreme Court for overturning wrongful HIV conviction PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kyveli Diener   
Monday, 16 June 2014 09:11

DES MOINES (June 13, 2014) – The largest provider of HIV/AIDS care in the U.S., AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), today praised the Iowa Supreme Court for justly setting aside a discriminatory conviction of a man living with HIV, Nick Rhoades. The decision that came down today marks a growing recognition from Iowa courts that HIV-positive individuals who have a reduced viral load as a result of effective treatment pose little risk of transmitting HIV. The ruling follows the first change in state health code regarding HIV transmission in nearly a decade, which came when Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad signed a landmark bill on May 30 that redefines state law to ensure only those who intend to spread HIV or behave with “reckless disregard” are penalized through the criminal justice system.

“It is heartening to see the Iowa Supreme Court cutting through the inflammatory hyperbole that caused Mr. Rhoades to face such discriminatory persecution where he should have received due process,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AHF. “The court’s decision infuses common sense and the upholding of human rights into a case where a man was targeted simply because of his HIV status with disregard for the responsibility he takes in managing his condition.”

Rhoades was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison, with required registration as a sex offender, after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man in June 2008 during which they used a condom. Several days after the encounter, a friend told the man who had had sex with Rhoades that Rhoades might be HIV-positive. The police arrested Rhoades in September 2008, and on the advice of his counsel, he pled guilty. Despite the fact that a condom was used and the other man did not contract HIV, Rhoades was convicted under Iowa’s now-amended HIV criminalization law. He received the maximum sentence: 25 years in prison and classification as the most serious type of sex offender. Rhoades spent more than five years appealing the wrongful conviction before finally receiving justice with today’s decision.

“We applaud the Court for applying the law in light of current medical understanding of how HIV is and is not transmitted,” said Christopher Clark, Counsel for Lambda Legal, the firm representing Rhoades.  “An individual who takes precautions to prevent transmission should not be considered a criminal for choosing to be sexually active, and we are very pleased that the Court agrees.”

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About AHF

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 312,000 individuals in 34 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare

 
Iowa Supreme Court Opinions May 23, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 May 2014 11:37
Notice: The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion. Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court. Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court. The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by West Group.

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No. 13–0146

HAWKEYE LAND COMPANY vs. IOWA UTILITIES BOARD

No. 13–1082

VELMA J. HUSSEMANN, By Her Next Friend and Attorney-In-Fact MARCELLA D. RITTER vs. HERBERT J. HUSSEMANN JR. and ROBERT J. HUSSEMANN, as Trustees of the HERBERT J. HUSSEMANN INTER VIVOS TRUST AGREEMENT, dated June 3, 1991

No. 13–1333

IOWA SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BOARD vs. JOHN MICHAEL CARTER

 
Iowa Supreme Court Opinions May 16, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 May 2014 14:31
Notice: The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion. Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court. Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court. The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by West Group.

Opinions released before April 2006 and available in the archives are posted in Word format. Opinions released after April 2006 are posted to the website in PDF (Portable Document Format).   Note: To open a PDF you must have the free Acrobat Reader installed. PDF format preserves the original appearance of a document without requiring you to possess the software that created that document. For more information about PDF read: Using the Adobe Reader.

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No. 12–0649

RICK BERTRAND vs. RICK MULLIN and THE IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

No. 12–2221

STATE OF IOWA vs. TONY GENE LUKINS

 
Iowa Supreme Court Opinions May 2, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 May 2014 14:42
Notice: The opinions posted on this site are slip opinions only. Under the Rules of Appellate Procedure a party has a limited number of days to request a rehearing after the filing of an opinion. Also, all slip opinions are subject to modification or correction by the court. Therefore, opinions on this site are not to be considered the final decisions of the court. The official published opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court are those published in the North Western Reporter published by West Group.

Opinions released before April 2006 and available in the archives are posted in Word format. Opinions released after April 2006 are posted to the website in PDF (Portable Document Format).   Note: To open a PDF you must have the free Acrobat Reader installed. PDF format preserves the original appearance of a document without requiring you to possess the software that created that document. For more information about PDF read: Using the Adobe Reader.

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No. 12–0139

STATE OF IOWA vs. CRAIG E. HARRISON

No. 12–2088

DENNIS H. HAGENOW and ROSALEE A. HAGENOW vs. AMERICAN FAMILY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

No. 13–0778

DAVID P. GARR JR. and JULIE A. GARR vs. CITY OF OTTUMWA, IOWA

 
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