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Iowa Supreme Court to Hold Public Hearing in Des Moines PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iowa Judical Branch   
Friday, 05 July 2013 11:44

Des Moines, (July 1, 2013) —The Iowa Supreme Court will hold a public hearing Tuesday, July 9, 2013, on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The supreme court will hear public input on the proposed new rule of juvenile procedure 8.36, which would establish standards for practice, a minimum experience requirement, and a separate continuing legal education requirement for attorneys representing parents in juvenile court.

The morning schedule consists of oral presentations from individuals expressing different viewpoints on the proposed rule. These include:

Sam Langholz, State Public Defender

Bethany J. Currie, Attorney, Peglow, O'Hare & See, PLC

Brent Pattison, Middleton Center for Children's Rights

Former Judge John G. Mullen

Marti Nerentstone, Attorney, Marti Nerenstone Law Office

Judge Susan Christensen and Judge Connie Cohen

Judge Karen Kaufman Salic

After the oral presentations and a lunch break, the public hearing will move to the historic Supreme Court Courtroom (Room 103) of the State Capitol at 1:30 p.m. for a roundtable discussion with the presenters and the court.

Copies of the proposed rule, accompanying practice standards, and public comments can be found at Copies are also available at the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court. Additional resource information related to the proposed rule is available at

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