Orders

This section of the site contains orders of statewide interest recently issued by the Iowa Supreme Court. Orders will be posted in this section for one year from the date they are first posted.

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rules (September 4, 2015)
Chapters 34, 35, and 36 in Division III (Professional Regulation)
Order (101 kb)
Chapter 34 (217 kb)
Chapter 35 (306 kb)
Chapter 36 (260 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to Serve on the Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force (August 28, 2015)
Supervisory Order (36 kb)
Appendix (47 kb)
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rules on Professional Regulation (Division III) (August 21, 2015)
Order (96 kb)
Proposed OPR Omnibus Rule Changes (138 kb)
Discussion of OPR Omnibus Changes (84 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Updates to the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct (August 6, 2015)
Order (82 kb)
Chapter 32, Rules of Professional Conduct (339 kb)
Adoption of the Uniform Bar Examination and Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rules Governing the Bar Admissions Process (August 4, 2015)
Order (288 kb)
Chapter 31 , Admission to the Bar (115 kb)
Board of Law Examiners' Report (341 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Div III of ICR for Reciprocal Certification of Shorthand Court Reporters (July 28, 2015)
Order (557 kb)
Proposed Rules (100 kb)
Office of Professional Regulation memo (458 kb)
No. 13-1072 (May 5, 2015)
State of Iowa vs. Kendall Lee Ware
Order (29 kb)
Appointments of Members To Serve on Task Force (March 31, 2015)
In the Matter of the Appointments of Members to Serve on the Iowa Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force
Supervisory Order (70 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 35.14 (March 11, 2015)
Reinstatement of License After Revocation
Order (80 kb)
Rule 35.14 (105 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 31.16 (March 11, 2015)
Registration of foreign house counsel
Order (73 kb)
Rule 31.16 Registration of house counsel (99 kb)
In the Matter of Proposed Access to Justice Fee Recommendations (February 3, 2015)
Order (395 kb)
In the Matter of Establishment of and Appointments to the Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force (January 14, 2015)
Order (140 kb)
In the Matter of Establishment of and Appointments to the Iowa Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force (January 14, 2015)
Order (165 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments (October 24, 2014)
to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules--Certification of Shorthand Reporters
Order (70 kb)
Proposed Rules (80 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Access to Justice Recommendations (October 1, 2014)
Proposal to create a pro hac vice fee and a new lawyer fee to support legal services.
Order (1091 kb)
ISBA Report (576 kb)
Letter from Iowa Legal Aid (3155 kb)
Staff Report (680 kb)
Public Comments on Access to Justice (January 6, 2014) (26460 kb)
Order In the Matter of Proposed Access to Justice Fee Recommendations (February 3, 2015) (395 kb)
Request for public comment regarding the Basic Skills Course requirement for newly admitted Iowa attorneys. (September 11, 2014)
Order (75 kb)
Public Comment on the Basic Skills Course requirement (1854 kb)
In the Matter of Proposed Amendments to Iowa's Bar Admission Process (September 5, 2014)
Order (95 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Rules Governing Court Interpreters (August 22, 2014)
Order (813 kb)
Chapter 47 (348 kb)
Chapter 48 (98 kb)
In the Matter of the Schedule for the Public Hearing (August 5, 2014)
Order Adding Speaker to Public Hearing (23 kb)
In the Matter of the Schedule for the Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendments to Iowa's Bar Admission Process (August 1, 2014)
Order (74 kb)
No. 12-0649 Bertrand v. Mullin and the Iowa Democratic Party (May 30, 2014)
Correction Order (2545 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Iowa's Bar Admission Process (May 14, 2014)
Order (119 kb)
ISBA Recommendations and Appendix (1419 kb)
Court Staff Report on Diploma Privilege (168 kb)
Public Comment on Diploma Privilege Recommendations (July 16, 2014) (5188 kb)
No. 12-2104 Blobaum Enterprises v. Auto-Owners Insurance et al (February 14, 2014)
Order (202 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules (January 7, 2014)
Order (124 kb)
Proposed Chapter 41 amendments (395 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Student Practice Rule (January 7, 2014)
Order (100 kb)
Proposed amendments, Rule 31.15 (181 kb)
In the Matter of Extending the Deadline for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Iowa Discovery Rules and Expedited Civil Action Rule (Dec. 20, 2013)
Order (31 kb)
In the Matter of Temporary Early Closures of Clerk of Iowa Supreme Court (December 5, 2013)
Order (363 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)
Request for public comment regarding proposed amendments to Iowa discovery rules and a proposed expedited civil action rule (November 1, 2013)
Order (1614 kb)
Proposed Discovery Amendments (410 kb)
Proposed Expedited Civil Action Rule (200 kb)
Request for comments regarding proposed amendments to the Rules for Expanded Media Coverage (October 28, 2013)
Chapter 25 of the Iowa Court Rules
Order (112 kb)
Chapter 25 (767 kb)
Final Report (130 kb)
Public Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Rules for Expanded Media Coverage (542 kb)
In the Matter of the New Rule of Juvenile Procedure (October 16, 2013)
Juvenile Procedure 8.36
Order (705 kb)
Rule 8.36 (256 kb)
Standards of Practice (298 kb)
No. 11-0492 (August 28, 2013)
State of Iowa vs. Jason Jon Means
Order (63 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules (August 5, 2013)
Order (72 kb)
Chapter 39 (130 kb)
Chapter 40 (22 kb)
Office of Professional Regulation memo (823 kb)
Video of Public Hearing (July 9, 2013)
A public hearing on the proposed new rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 was held July 9, 2013, with oral presentations from individuals expressing different viewpoints on the proposed rule.
Video, Part 1
Video, Part 2
Schedule for Public Hearing on Proposed New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (June 20, 2013)
Public hearing will begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Order (64 kb)
No. 11-0553 (June 7, 2013)
St. John's Full Gospel Baptist Church vs. Tax 207 and Polk County Treasurer
Order (34 kb)
In the Matter of the Appointment of an Independent Special Counsel (May 10, 2013)
Order (209 kb)
No. 11-2019 (May 10, 2013)
Residents of Elsie Mason Manor & Ligutti Tower, Katherine Daniel, et al., vs. First Baptist Housing Foundation and American Baptist Homes of the Midwest
Order (64 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Rules Governing Court Interpreters (March 18, 2013)
Order (765 kb)
Chapter 47 (307 kb)
Chapter 48 (224 kb)
Setting Public Hearing and Reopening Comment Period on Proposed New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (March 18, 2013)
Order (724 kb)
Proposed New Rule 8.36 (95 kb)
Iowa Standards of Practice for Attorneys Representing Parents in Juvenile Court (195 kb)
Public Comments on Proposed New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (June 3, 2013) (477 kb)
In the Matter of Appointment of Judges to the Iowa Business Specialty Court Pilot Project (March 4, 2013)
Order (46 kb)
In the Matter of Court Forms for Adult and Minor Child Petitions for Change of Name (February 14, 2013)
Name change forms pdf
Supervisory order and name change forms (681 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Recommendations of the Iowa Supreme Court 2012 Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (January 25, 2013
Order (89 kb)
Filed with the clerk of the Iowa Supreme Court office on January 25, 2013
Final Report of Review Committee (3592 kb)
In the Matter of Establishment of the Iowa Business Specialty Court Pilot Project (December 21, 2012)
Supervisory Order and Memorandum of Operation (345 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating the Practice of Law (December 10, 2012)
The Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice has signed an order amending various rules of Division III (Professional Regulation) of the Iowa Court Rules. With two exceptions noted in the order, these amendments are effective immediately. Also accompanying the order is a summary of the amendments.
Order (27 kb)
Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating the Practice of Law (254 kb)
Comments to Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating the Practice of Law (177 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the Committee on Expanded Media Coverage (December 7, 2012)
Order (380 kb)
Corrected Expanded Media Coverage Committee Order
Nunc Pro Tunc (47 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Emeritus Pro Bono Practice Rule (December 6, 2012).
Order (309 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed rules governing the filing of electronic documents in the Iowa Appellate Courts (December 6, 2012).
Order (546 kb)
Request for public comment regarding proposed collection activities (October 25, 2012)
Order (84 kb)
Proposed new Chapter 26 (288 kb)
Public Comments on Proposed Rules for Collection Activities of the Iowa Courts (2951 kb)
Committee Response to Public Comments (31 kb)
In the Matter of the Electronic Document Management System and Standard eForms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (October 25, 2012)
Supervisory Order (72 kb)
http://www.iowacourts.gov/eFiling/Overview/index.asp
Small Claims eForms (591 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the Advisory Committee Concerning Certain Civil Justice Reform Task Force Recommendations (October 10, 2012)
Order (78 kb)
Request for public comment regarding a proposed new rule of juvenile procedure 8.36 (August 30, 2012)
Order (140 kb)
New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (228 kb)
Iowa Standards of Practice for Attorneys Representing Parents in Juvenile Court (1818 kb)
Public Comments on Proposed New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (Oct. 31, 2012) (29813 kb)
Additional comment (November 1, 2012) (792 kb)
Request for public comment regarding amendments to Professional Regulation of the Iowa Court Rules (August 27, 2012)
Order (420 kb)
Proposed amendments to Professional Regulation (142 kb)
Request for public comment regarding amendments to Chapters 6 and 21 of the Iowa Court Rules (August 27, 2012)
Order (496 kb)
Proposed amendments to Chapters 6 and 21 (107 kb)
Request for Comments to Proposed New Rule of Civil Procedure 1.1702 (August 3, 2012)
Order (407 kb)
Proposed New Rule (88 kb)
In the Matter of Rules for Involuntary Commitments or Treatment of Persons with Substance-Related Disorders (July 5, 2012)
Supervisory Order and Chapter 13 (516 kb)
In the Matter of Mileage Reimbursement (June 29, 2012)
Supervisory Order (32 kb)
In the Matter of EDMS and Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims (June 29, 2012)
Supervisory Order (991 kb)
In the Matter of Forms for Court Orders Issued in Small Claims Court (June 28, 2012)
Supervisory Order and Forms for Court Orders (3515 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the 2012 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (June 11, 2012)
Nunc Pro Tunc (103 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the 2012 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (June 11, 2012)
Order (533 kb)
In the Matter of the Notice on Court-Generated Documents in Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (May 1, 2012)
Supervisory Order (56 kb)
In the Matter of Revision of Interim Rules 16.306(5) and (6) Relating to Signatures in the Electronic Document Management System (April 24, 2012)
Supervisory Order (82 kb)
Revised 16.306(5) and (6) (36 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to lawyer advertising rules (April 20, 2012)
Order (386 kb)
Proposed amendments (12844 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to Rule 31.16 Registration of House Counsel (March 21, 2012)
Order (77 kb)
Proposed New Rule (304 kb)
In the Matter of Interim Rules to Govern the use of the Electronic Document Management System (March 1, 2012)
The Iowa Supreme Court amends the interim rules of Chapter 16 of the Iowa Court Rules governing EDMS
Order (77 kb)
Chapter 16 interim rules (349 kb)
Summary (43 kb)
General Commentary (114 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to Rule of Appellate Procedure (February 10, 2012)
Order (244 kb)
Proposed New Rule (186 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure (December 2, 2011)
Order (575 kb)
Proposed New Rule (479 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to Rules of Juvenile Procedures (November 23, 2011)
Order (103 kb)
Juvenile amendments (11 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to rules regulating the practice of law (November 17, 2011)
Order (429 kb)
Summary (96 kb)
Proposed amendments (200 kb)
In the Matter of Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Small Claims Pleadings Forms (October 7, 2011)
Order (550 kb)
Small Claims Forms (944 kb)
In the Matter of Formation of the Small Claims Forms Advisory Committee (May 18, 2011)
Order (619 kb)
In the Matter of the Supreme Court Committee to Study Lawyer Advertising Rules (April 15, 2011)
Order (466 kb)
In the Matter of Rescission of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (April 6, 2011)
Supervisory Order (206 kb)
In the Matter of Temporary Rules Governing the Electronic Document Management System and Use of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (April 4, 2011)
Temporary rules governing EDMS to exempt electronic filers in Small Claims actions until further notice of this court
Supervisory Order (364 kb)
In the Matter of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (April 1, 2011)
The March 28, 2011, order contained typographical errors in the numbering sequence of the new and amended Small Claims forms compared to the prior forms being replaced. The forms themselves were correctly numbered.
Amended Order (427 kb)
In the Matter of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (March 28, 2011)
The Court rescinds Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules, Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions, in its entirety. The court approves and adopts the revised Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules attached to this Order.
Effective April 4, 2011
Order (6666 kb)
Standard Forms (pdf) (774 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Jefferson and Louisa County Clerk of Court Offices (March 9, 2011)
Effective immediately
Nunc Pro Tunc (170 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Jefferson and Louisa County Clerk of Court Offices (March 9, 2011)
Effective immediately.
Supervisory Order (181 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Chapter 4; Form 4.11 (February 2, 2011)
Effective immediately.
Order and Form 4.11 (895 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Chapter 4: Forms 4.1, 4.2, 4.11, and 4.15 (December 27, 2010)
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (3402 kb)
In the Matter of the Appointment of the EMC Media Coordinator for Region 3
Effective December 17, 2010.
Order (192 kb)
Proposed Adoption of 2005 Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (December 7, 2010)
Deadline for comments is March 7, 2011
Order (2271 kb)
Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (166 kb)
Chapter 11 Study Group (2195 kb)
In the Matter of the Retention of a Private Court Reporter in a Civil Case: Amendment to January 6, 2010 Order (November 24, 2010)
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (835 kb)
In the Matter of Temporary Rules to Govern the Use of the Electronic Document Management System Plymouth County and Story County (November 4, 2010)
Supervisory Order (538 kb)
Chapter 16 - Rules Pertaining to the Use of the Electronic Document Management System (12070 kb)
Protected Information Disclosure (424 kb)
Small Claims Original Notice and Petition (3124 kb)
Notice of Transcript Redaction (445 kb)
General Commentary on Electronic Filing Rules (118 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Chickasaw and Howard County Clerk of Court Offices (October 19, 2010)
Effective October 25, 2010
Supervisory Order (207 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Greene County Clerk of Court Office (September 29, 2010)
Effective October 12, 2010
Supervisory Order (185 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Boone County Clerk of Court Office (September 29, 2010)
Effective October 5, 2010
Supervisory Order (177 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Adams, Ringgold and Taylor County Clerk of Court offices (September 29, 2010)
Effective October 4, 2010
Supervisory Order (189 kb)
In the Matter of the Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Fine Collection Procedures, Practices and Rules (September 24, 2010)
Effective immediately
Order (928 kb)
In the Matter of the Public Hours of the Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts (September 15, 2010)
Effective September 20, 2010
Supervisory Order (465 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Jones County Clerk of Court Office (August 18, 2010)
Effective August 30, 2010
Supervisory Order (167 kb)
In the Matter of the Appointment of Members to Serve on the Civil Justice Reform Task Force (August 6, 2010)
Supervisory Order (106 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Worth County Clerk of Court Office (August 4, 2010)
Effective September 10, 2010
Supervisory Order (181 kb)
In the Matter of Expanded Media Coverage of the Courts (July 21, 2010)
The supreme court has reorganized the jurisdiction of media coordinators for Jackson County.
Effective August 1, 2010
Order (171 kb)
In the Matter of Interim Procedures Governing the Collection of Court Fines and Fees (July 2, 2010)
Upon recommendation of the Judicial Council, the supreme court adopts interim provisions that will govern installment payment plans and other fine collection activities of the judicial branch until the adoption of permanent rules.
Effective July 12, 2010
Supervisory Order (1250 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Floyd County Clerk of Court Office (May 13, 2010)
Effective May 20, 2010
Supervisory Order (174 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Davis County Clerk of Court Office (May 4, 2010)
Effective May 10, 2010
Supervisory Order (176 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of EDMS Rules for Pilot Project in Plymouth County (April 21, 2010)
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (581 kb)
Chapter 16 - Rules Pertaining to the Use of the Electronic Document Management System (12017 kb)
Protected Information Disclosure (520 kb)
Small Claims Original Notice and Petition (2292 kb)
General Commentary on Electronic Filing Rules (2274 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Guthrie County Clerk of Court Office (April 13, 2010)
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (173 kb)
In the Matter of the Business Hours of the Fremont County Clerk of Court Office (April 6, 2010)
Effective April 5, 2010
Supervisory Order (167 kb)
In the Matter of Appointment to the Task Force for Civil Justice Reform (March 23, 2010)
Effective immediately
Order (123 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (March 19, 2010)
Fremont county
Effective April 5, 2010
Supervisory Order (186 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (February 11, 2010)
Jefferson county
effective February 12, 2010
Supervisory Order (180 kb)
In the Matter of Prioritization of Cases and Duties (February 4, 2010)
Amendment to Order of December 1, 2009
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (323 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (January 28, 2010)
Fifth District
effective February 1, 2010
Supervisory Order (252 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (January 26, 2010)
First, Second and Sixth districts
effective February 1, 2010
Supervisory Order (286 kb)
Proposed Revised Iowa Code of Judicial Conduct (January 19, 2010)
Chapter 51
Deadline for comments is March 19, 2010.
Order and Proposed Code (581 kb)
In the Matter of Private Retention of Court Reporters in Civil Cases (January 6, 2010)
Supervisory order (500 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the Task Force for Civil Justice Reform (December 18, 2009)
Order (655 kb)
In the Matter of Court Closure Days and Public Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (December 2, 2009)
Supervisory Order (63 kb)
In the Matter of Prioritization of Cases and Duties (December 1, 2009)
Supervisory Order (1318 kb)
In the Matter of the Public Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (November 17, 2009)
Supervisory Order (2646 kb)
In the Matter of Actions Taken to Reduce Judicial Branch Operating Expenses (November 12, 2009)
Supervisory Order (1443 kb)
In The Matter of Court Closure and Unpaid Leave Days (November 10, 2009)
Supervisory Order (497 kb)
In the Matter of Actions Taken to Reduce Judicial Branch Operating Expenses for Fiscal Year 2010 (June 25, 2009)
Supervisory Order (162 kb)
In the Matter of Court Closure Days and Reduced Public Hours (May 29, 2009)
Supervisory Order (288 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the Digital Audio Recording Technology Committee of the Judicial Council (May 7, 2009)
Order (380 kb)
In the Matter of Court Closure and Unpaid Leave Days: May 8 (May 5, 2009)
Supervisory Order (452 kb)
In the Matter of Mileage Reimbursement (March 31, 2009)
Supervisory Order (315 kb)
Actions Concerning Judicial Operations (March 13, 2009)
Supervisory Order (228 kb)
Action Taken to Reduce Operating Expenses (February 27, 2009)
Supervisory Order (186 kb)
Hearing on Proposed Rules (February 24, 2009)
A hearing is scheduled on Thursday, March 5, 2009, regarding minutes of evidence.
Order Setting Hearing Schedule (Feb. 24, 2009) (480 kb)
Order Setting Amended Hearing Schedule (March 2, 2009) (477 kb)
Order (Feb. 13, 2009) (749 kb)
Actions Taken to Reduce Judicial Branch Operating Expenses (February 2, 2009)
Supervisory Order (783 kb)
Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Criminal Procedure (December 2, 2008)
Information about witnesses
Deadline for comments is January 2, 2009
Chapter 2, Rule 2.4 and 2.5 (589 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rules (November 12, 2008)
Licensing and Practice of Foreign Legal Consultants
Deadline for comments is December 12, 2008
Chapter 31, Rule 31.14 and 31.18 (5008 kb)
In the Matter of Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.422 (September 23, 2008)
Supervisory Order (150 kb)
Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Criminal Procedure (June 23, 2008)
Information about witnesses
Deadline for comments is July 23, 2008
Chapter 2, Rule 2.4 and 2.5 (96 kb)
Order (355 kb)
Final Report of the Child Support Guidelines Review Committee
Final Report of the Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (378 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Chapter 9 (348 kb)
Rule 9.27, Forms 1 and 2 (418 kb)
Revisions to Electronic Document Management System Proposed Rules (June 10, 2008)
Public Notice (47 kb)
General commentary (71 kb)
Chapter 16--Pertaining to the use of EDMS (258 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure and Rules of Civil Procedure Concerning Certiorari (June 6, 2008)
Deadline for comments is August 6, 2008
Order (81 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure (851 kb)
Summary of Key Changes (238 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure (113 kb)
Appointments to the Supreme Court Limited Jurisdiction Task Force (January 14, 2008)
Appointment Order (205 kb)
Resolution in Support of the Pew Commission (September 10, 2007) (86 kb)
Filing by facsimile transmission (August 6, 2007)
Order granting filing by facsimile transmission of certain documents in chapters 125 and 229 commitment proceedings
Effective immediately
Order (66 kb)
Uniform Bond Schedule (August 2, 2007)
Order amending uniform bond schedule
Order and bond schedule (97 kb)
Instructions to Compensation Commissioners from the Chief Justice (January 12, 2007)
Instructions (208 kb)
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Orders

 

This section of the site contains orders of statewide interest recently issued by the Iowa Supreme Court. Orders will be posted in this section for one year from the date they are first posted.

 

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rules on Professional Regulation (Division III) (August 21, 2015)
Order (96 kb)
Proposed OPR Omnibus Rule Changes (138 kb)
Discussion of OPR Omnibus Changes (84 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Updates to the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct (August 6, 2015)
Order (82 kb)
Chapter 32, Rules of Professional Conduct (339 kb)
Adoption of the Uniform Bar Examination and Request for Public Comment on Proposed Rules Governing the Bar Admissions Process (August 4, 2015)
Order (288 kb)
Chapter 31 , Admission to the Bar (115 kb)
Board of Law Examiners' Report (341 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Div III of ICR for Reciprocal Certification of Shorthand Court Reporters (July 28, 2015)
Order (557 kb)
Proposed Rules (100 kb)
Office of Professional Regulation memo (458 kb)
No. 13-1072 (May 5, 2015)
State of Iowa vs. Kendall Lee Ware
Order (29 kb)
Appointments of Members To Serve on Task Force (March 31, 2015)
In the Matter of the Appointments of Members to Serve on the Iowa Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force
Supervisory Order (70 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 35.14 (March 11, 2015)
Reinstatement of License After Revocation
Order (80 kb)
Rule 35.14 (105 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rule 31.16 (March 11, 2015)
Registration of foreign house counsel
Order (73 kb)
Rule 31.16 Registration of house counsel (99 kb)
In the Matter of Proposed Access to Justice Fee Recommendations (February 3, 2015)
Order (395 kb)
In the Matter of Establishment of and Appointments to the Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force (January 14, 2015)
Order (140 kb)
In the Matter of Establishment of and Appointments to the Iowa Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force (January 14, 2015)
Order (165 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments (October 24, 2014)
to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules--Certification of Shorthand Reporters
Order (70 kb)
Proposed Rules (80 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Access to Justice Recommendations (October 1, 2014)
Proposal to create a pro hac vice fee and a new lawyer fee to support legal services.
Order (1091 kb)
ISBA Report (576 kb)
Letter from Iowa Legal Aid (3155 kb)
Staff Report (680 kb)
Public Comments on Access to Justice (January 6, 2014) (26460 kb)
Order In the Matter of Proposed Access to Justice Fee Recommendations (February 3, 2015) (395 kb)
Request for public comment regarding the Basic Skills Course requirement for newly admitted Iowa attorneys. (September 11, 2014)
Order (75 kb)
Public Comment on the Basic Skills Course requirement (1854 kb)
In the Matter of Proposed Amendments to Iowa's Bar Admission Process (September 5, 2014)
Order (95 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Rules Governing Court Interpreters (August 22, 2014)
Order (813 kb)
Chapter 47 (348 kb)
Chapter 48 (98 kb)
In the Matter of the Schedule for the Public Hearing (August 5, 2014)
Order Adding Speaker to Public Hearing (23 kb)
In the Matter of the Schedule for the Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendments to Iowa's Bar Admission Process (August 1, 2014)
Order (74 kb)
No. 12-0649 Bertrand v. Mullin and the Iowa Democratic Party (May 30, 2014)
Correction Order (2545 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Iowa's Bar Admission Process (May 14, 2014)
Order (119 kb)
ISBA Recommendations and Appendix (1419 kb)
Court Staff Report on Diploma Privilege (168 kb)
Public Comment on Diploma Privilege Recommendations (July 16, 2014) (5188 kb)
No. 12-2104 Blobaum Enterprises v. Auto-Owners Insurance et al (February 14, 2014)
Order (202 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules (January 7, 2014)
Order (124 kb)
Proposed Chapter 41 amendments (395 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Student Practice Rule (January 7, 2014)
Order (100 kb)
Proposed amendments, Rule 31.15 (181 kb)
In the Matter of Extending the Deadline for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Iowa Discovery Rules and Expedited Civil Action Rule (Dec. 20, 2013)
Order (31 kb)
In the Matter of Temporary Early Closures of Clerk of Iowa Supreme Court (December 5, 2013)
Order (363 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)
Request for public comment regarding proposed amendments to Iowa discovery rules and a proposed expedited civil action rule (November 1, 2013)
Order (1614 kb)
Proposed Discovery Amendments (410 kb)
Proposed Expedited Civil Action Rule (200 kb)
Request for comments regarding proposed amendments to the Rules for Expanded Media Coverage (October 28, 2013)
Chapter 25 of the Iowa Court Rules
Order (112 kb)
Chapter 25 (767 kb)
Final Report (130 kb)
Public Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Rules for Expanded Media Coverage (542 kb)
In the Matter of the New Rule of Juvenile Procedure (October 16, 2013)
Juvenile Procedure 8.36
Order (705 kb)
Rule 8.36 (256 kb)
Standards of Practice (298 kb)
No. 11-0492 (August 28, 2013)
State of Iowa vs. Jason Jon Means
Order (63 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to Division III of the Iowa Court Rules (August 5, 2013)
Order (72 kb)
Chapter 39 (130 kb)
Chapter 40 (22 kb)
Office of Professional Regulation memo (823 kb)
Video of Public Hearing (July 9, 2013)
A public hearing on the proposed new rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 was held July 9, 2013, with oral presentations from individuals expressing different viewpoints on the proposed rule.
Video, Part 1
Video, Part 2
Schedule for Public Hearing on Proposed New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (June 20, 2013)
Public hearing will begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Order (64 kb)
No. 11-0553 (June 7, 2013)
St. John's Full Gospel Baptist Church vs. Tax 207 and Polk County Treasurer
Order (34 kb)
In the Matter of the Appointment of an Independent Special Counsel (May 10, 2013)
Order (209 kb)
No. 11-2019 (May 10, 2013)
Residents of Elsie Mason Manor & Ligutti Tower, Katherine Daniel, et al., vs. First Baptist Housing Foundation and American Baptist Homes of the Midwest
Order (64 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Rules Governing Court Interpreters (March 18, 2013)
Order (765 kb)
Chapter 47 (307 kb)
Chapter 48 (224 kb)
Setting Public Hearing and Reopening Comment Period on Proposed New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (March 18, 2013)
Order (724 kb)
Proposed New Rule 8.36 (95 kb)
Iowa Standards of Practice for Attorneys Representing Parents in Juvenile Court (195 kb)
Public Comments on Proposed New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (June 3, 2013) (477 kb)
In the Matter of Appointment of Judges to the Iowa Business Specialty Court Pilot Project (March 4, 2013)
Order (46 kb)
In the Matter of Court Forms for Adult and Minor Child Petitions for Change of Name (February 14, 2013)
Name change forms pdf
Supervisory order and name change forms (681 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Recommendations of the Iowa Supreme Court 2012 Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (January 25, 2013
Order (89 kb)
Filed with the clerk of the Iowa Supreme Court office on January 25, 2013
Final Report of Review Committee (3592 kb)
In the Matter of Establishment of the Iowa Business Specialty Court Pilot Project (December 21, 2012)
Supervisory Order and Memorandum of Operation (345 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating the Practice of Law (December 10, 2012)
The Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice has signed an order amending various rules of Division III (Professional Regulation) of the Iowa Court Rules. With two exceptions noted in the order, these amendments are effective immediately. Also accompanying the order is a summary of the amendments.
Order (27 kb)
Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating the Practice of Law (254 kb)
Comments to Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Regulating the Practice of Law (177 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the Committee on Expanded Media Coverage (December 7, 2012)
Order (380 kb)
Corrected Expanded Media Coverage Committee Order
Nunc Pro Tunc (47 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Emeritus Pro Bono Practice Rule (December 6, 2012).
Order (309 kb)
Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed rules governing the filing of electronic documents in the Iowa Appellate Courts (December 6, 2012).
Order (546 kb)
Request for public comment regarding proposed collection activities (October 25, 2012)
Order (84 kb)
Proposed new Chapter 26 (288 kb)
Public Comments on Proposed Rules for Collection Activities of the Iowa Courts (2951 kb)
Committee Response to Public Comments (31 kb)
In the Matter of the Electronic Document Management System and Standard eForms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (October 25, 2012)
Supervisory Order (72 kb)
http://www.iowacourts.gov/eFiling/Overview/index.asp
Small Claims eForms (591 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the Advisory Committee Concerning Certain Civil Justice Reform Task Force Recommendations (October 10, 2012)
Order (78 kb)
Request for public comment regarding a proposed new rule of juvenile procedure 8.36 (August 30, 2012)
Order (140 kb)
New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (228 kb)
Iowa Standards of Practice for Attorneys Representing Parents in Juvenile Court (1818 kb)
Public Comments on Proposed New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.36 (Oct. 31, 2012) (29813 kb)
Additional comment (November 1, 2012) (792 kb)
Request for public comment regarding amendments to Professional Regulation of the Iowa Court Rules (August 27, 2012)
Order (420 kb)
Proposed amendments to Professional Regulation (142 kb)
Request for public comment regarding amendments to Chapters 6 and 21 of the Iowa Court Rules (August 27, 2012)
Order (496 kb)
Proposed amendments to Chapters 6 and 21 (107 kb)
Request for Comments to Proposed New Rule of Civil Procedure 1.1702 (August 3, 2012)
Order (407 kb)
Proposed New Rule (88 kb)
In the Matter of Rules for Involuntary Commitments or Treatment of Persons with Substance-Related Disorders (July 5, 2012)
Supervisory Order and Chapter 13 (516 kb)
In the Matter of Mileage Reimbursement (June 29, 2012)
Supervisory Order (32 kb)
In the Matter of EDMS and Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims (June 29, 2012)
Supervisory Order (991 kb)
In the Matter of Forms for Court Orders Issued in Small Claims Court (June 28, 2012)
Supervisory Order and Forms for Court Orders (3515 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the 2012 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (June 11, 2012)
Nunc Pro Tunc (103 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the 2012 Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (June 11, 2012)
Order (533 kb)
In the Matter of the Notice on Court-Generated Documents in Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (May 1, 2012)
Supervisory Order (56 kb)
In the Matter of Revision of Interim Rules 16.306(5) and (6) Relating to Signatures in the Electronic Document Management System (April 24, 2012)
Supervisory Order (82 kb)
Revised 16.306(5) and (6) (36 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to lawyer advertising rules (April 20, 2012)
Order (386 kb)
Proposed amendments (12844 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to Rule 31.16 Registration of House Counsel (March 21, 2012)
Order (77 kb)
Proposed New Rule (304 kb)
In the Matter of Interim Rules to Govern the use of the Electronic Document Management System (March 1, 2012)
The Iowa Supreme Court amends the interim rules of Chapter 16 of the Iowa Court Rules governing EDMS
Order (77 kb)
Chapter 16 interim rules (349 kb)
Summary (43 kb)
General Commentary (114 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to Rule of Appellate Procedure (February 10, 2012)
Order (244 kb)
Proposed New Rule (186 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure (December 2, 2011)
Order (575 kb)
Proposed New Rule (479 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to Rules of Juvenile Procedures (November 23, 2011)
Order (103 kb)
Juvenile amendments (11 kb)
Request for comments to proposed amendments to rules regulating the practice of law (November 17, 2011)
Order (429 kb)
Summary (96 kb)
Proposed amendments (200 kb)
In the Matter of Request for Public Comment Regarding Proposed Small Claims Pleadings Forms (October 7, 2011)
Order (550 kb)
Small Claims Forms (944 kb)
In the Matter of Formation of the Small Claims Forms Advisory Committee (May 18, 2011)
Order (619 kb)
In the Matter of the Supreme Court Committee to Study Lawyer Advertising Rules (April 15, 2011)
Order (466 kb)
In the Matter of Rescission of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (April 6, 2011)
Supervisory Order (206 kb)
In the Matter of Temporary Rules Governing the Electronic Document Management System and Use of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (April 4, 2011)
Temporary rules governing EDMS to exempt electronic filers in Small Claims actions until further notice of this court
Supervisory Order (364 kb)
In the Matter of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (April 1, 2011)
The March 28, 2011, order contained typographical errors in the numbering sequence of the new and amended Small Claims forms compared to the prior forms being replaced. The forms themselves were correctly numbered.
Amended Order (427 kb)
In the Matter of Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions (March 28, 2011)
The Court rescinds Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules, Standard Forms of Pleadings for Small Claims Actions, in its entirety. The court approves and adopts the revised Chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules attached to this Order.
Effective April 4, 2011
Order (6666 kb)
Standard Forms (pdf) (774 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Jefferson and Louisa County Clerk of Court Offices (March 9, 2011)
Effective immediately
Nunc Pro Tunc (170 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Jefferson and Louisa County Clerk of Court Offices (March 9, 2011)
Effective immediately.
Supervisory Order (181 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Chapter 4; Form 4.11 (February 2, 2011)
Effective immediately.
Order and Form 4.11 (895 kb)
In the Matter of Amendments to Iowa Court Rules Chapter 4: Forms 4.1, 4.2, 4.11, and 4.15 (December 27, 2010)
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (3402 kb)
In the Matter of the Appointment of the EMC Media Coordinator for Region 3
Effective December 17, 2010.
Order (192 kb)
Proposed Adoption of 2005 Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (December 7, 2010)
Deadline for comments is March 7, 2011
Order (2271 kb)
Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (166 kb)
Chapter 11 Study Group (2195 kb)
In the Matter of the Retention of a Private Court Reporter in a Civil Case: Amendment to January 6, 2010 Order (November 24, 2010)
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (835 kb)
In the Matter of Temporary Rules to Govern the Use of the Electronic Document Management System Plymouth County and Story County (November 4, 2010)
Supervisory Order (538 kb)
Chapter 16 - Rules Pertaining to the Use of the Electronic Document Management System (12070 kb)
Protected Information Disclosure (424 kb)
Small Claims Original Notice and Petition (3124 kb)
Notice of Transcript Redaction (445 kb)
General Commentary on Electronic Filing Rules (118 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Chickasaw and Howard County Clerk of Court Offices (October 19, 2010)
Effective October 25, 2010
Supervisory Order (207 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Greene County Clerk of Court Office (September 29, 2010)
Effective October 12, 2010
Supervisory Order (185 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Boone County Clerk of Court Office (September 29, 2010)
Effective October 5, 2010
Supervisory Order (177 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Adams, Ringgold and Taylor County Clerk of Court offices (September 29, 2010)
Effective October 4, 2010
Supervisory Order (189 kb)
In the Matter of the Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Fine Collection Procedures, Practices and Rules (September 24, 2010)
Effective immediately
Order (928 kb)
In the Matter of the Public Hours of the Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts (September 15, 2010)
Effective September 20, 2010
Supervisory Order (465 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Jones County Clerk of Court Office (August 18, 2010)
Effective August 30, 2010
Supervisory Order (167 kb)
In the Matter of the Appointment of Members to Serve on the Civil Justice Reform Task Force (August 6, 2010)
Supervisory Order (106 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Worth County Clerk of Court Office (August 4, 2010)
Effective September 10, 2010
Supervisory Order (181 kb)
In the Matter of Expanded Media Coverage of the Courts (July 21, 2010)
The supreme court has reorganized the jurisdiction of media coordinators for Jackson County.
Effective August 1, 2010
Order (171 kb)
In the Matter of Interim Procedures Governing the Collection of Court Fines and Fees (July 2, 2010)
Upon recommendation of the Judicial Council, the supreme court adopts interim provisions that will govern installment payment plans and other fine collection activities of the judicial branch until the adoption of permanent rules.
Effective July 12, 2010
Supervisory Order (1250 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Floyd County Clerk of Court Office (May 13, 2010)
Effective May 20, 2010
Supervisory Order (174 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Davis County Clerk of Court Office (May 4, 2010)
Effective May 10, 2010
Supervisory Order (176 kb)
In the Matter of Adoption of EDMS Rules for Pilot Project in Plymouth County (April 21, 2010)
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (581 kb)
Chapter 16 - Rules Pertaining to the Use of the Electronic Document Management System (12017 kb)
Protected Information Disclosure (520 kb)
Small Claims Original Notice and Petition (2292 kb)
General Commentary on Electronic Filing Rules (2274 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of the Guthrie County Clerk of Court Office (April 13, 2010)
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (173 kb)
In the Matter of the Business Hours of the Fremont County Clerk of Court Office (April 6, 2010)
Effective April 5, 2010
Supervisory Order (167 kb)
In the Matter of Appointment to the Task Force for Civil Justice Reform (March 23, 2010)
Effective immediately
Order (123 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (March 19, 2010)
Fremont county
Effective April 5, 2010
Supervisory Order (186 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (February 11, 2010)
Jefferson county
effective February 12, 2010
Supervisory Order (180 kb)
In the Matter of Prioritization of Cases and Duties (February 4, 2010)
Amendment to Order of December 1, 2009
Effective immediately
Supervisory Order (323 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (January 28, 2010)
Fifth District
effective February 1, 2010
Supervisory Order (252 kb)
In the Matter of Changes to the Business Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (January 26, 2010)
First, Second and Sixth districts
effective February 1, 2010
Supervisory Order (286 kb)
Proposed Revised Iowa Code of Judicial Conduct (January 19, 2010)
Chapter 51
Deadline for comments is March 19, 2010.
Order and Proposed Code (581 kb)
In the Matter of Private Retention of Court Reporters in Civil Cases (January 6, 2010)
Supervisory order (500 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the Task Force for Civil Justice Reform (December 18, 2009)
Order (655 kb)
In the Matter of Court Closure Days and Public Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (December 2, 2009)
Supervisory Order (63 kb)
In the Matter of Prioritization of Cases and Duties (December 1, 2009)
Supervisory Order (1318 kb)
In the Matter of the Public Hours of Clerk of Court Offices (November 17, 2009)
Supervisory Order (2646 kb)
In the Matter of Actions Taken to Reduce Judicial Branch Operating Expenses (November 12, 2009)
Supervisory Order (1443 kb)
In The Matter of Court Closure and Unpaid Leave Days (November 10, 2009)
Supervisory Order (497 kb)
In the Matter of Actions Taken to Reduce Judicial Branch Operating Expenses for Fiscal Year 2010 (June 25, 2009)
Supervisory Order (162 kb)
In the Matter of Court Closure Days and Reduced Public Hours (May 29, 2009)
Supervisory Order (288 kb)
In the Matter of Appointments to the Digital Audio Recording Technology Committee of the Judicial Council (May 7, 2009)
Order (380 kb)
In the Matter of Court Closure and Unpaid Leave Days: May 8 (May 5, 2009)
Supervisory Order (452 kb)
In the Matter of Mileage Reimbursement (March 31, 2009)
Supervisory Order (315 kb)
Actions Concerning Judicial Operations (March 13, 2009)
Supervisory Order (228 kb)
Action Taken to Reduce Operating Expenses (February 27, 2009)
Supervisory Order (186 kb)
Hearing on Proposed Rules (February 24, 2009)
A hearing is scheduled on Thursday, March 5, 2009, regarding minutes of evidence.
Order Setting Hearing Schedule (Feb. 24, 2009) (480 kb)
Order Setting Amended Hearing Schedule (March 2, 2009) (477 kb)
Order (Feb. 13, 2009) (749 kb)
Actions Taken to Reduce Judicial Branch Operating Expenses (February 2, 2009)
Supervisory Order (783 kb)
Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Criminal Procedure (December 2, 2008)
Information about witnesses
Deadline for comments is January 2, 2009
Chapter 2, Rule 2.4 and 2.5 (589 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Iowa Court Rules (November 12, 2008)
Licensing and Practice of Foreign Legal Consultants
Deadline for comments is December 12, 2008
Chapter 31, Rule 31.14 and 31.18 (5008 kb)
In the Matter of Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.422 (September 23, 2008)
Supervisory Order (150 kb)
Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Criminal Procedure (June 23, 2008)
Information about witnesses
Deadline for comments is July 23, 2008
Chapter 2, Rule 2.4 and 2.5 (96 kb)
Order (355 kb)
Final Report of the Child Support Guidelines Review Committee
Final Report of the Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (378 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Chapter 9 (348 kb)
Rule 9.27, Forms 1 and 2 (418 kb)
Revisions to Electronic Document Management System Proposed Rules (June 10, 2008)
Public Notice (47 kb)
General commentary (71 kb)
Chapter 16--Pertaining to the use of EDMS (258 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure and Rules of Civil Procedure Concerning Certiorari (June 6, 2008)
Deadline for comments is August 6, 2008
Order (81 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Rules of Appellate Procedure (851 kb)
Summary of Key Changes (238 kb)
Proposed Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure (113 kb)
Appointments to the Supreme Court Limited Jurisdiction Task Force (January 14, 2008)
Appointment Order (205 kb)
Resolution in Support of the Pew Commission (September 10, 2007) (86 kb)
Filing by facsimile transmission (August 6, 2007)
Order granting filing by facsimile transmission of certain documents in chapters 125 and 229 commitment proceedings
Effective immediately
Order (66 kb)
Uniform Bond Schedule (August 2, 2007)
Order amending uniform bond schedule
Order and bond schedule (97 kb)
Instructions to Compensation Commissioners from the Chief Justice (January 12, 2007)
Instructions (208 kb)

Chief Justice Cady signed an order adopting the UBE as the examination for admission to the Iowa bar.  The court requests public comment on proposed amendments to Chapter 31 of the ICR..

http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Orders/index.asp

June 30, 2015

 

GRANTED:

 

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

 

 

 

13-1202

Black Hawk

State v. Smith

13-1573

Polk

State v. Ceretti

13-1997

Black Hawk

State v. Howse

13-2046

Monroe

Crow v. Simpson

13-1883

Linn

Bryant v. Rimrodt

14-0298

Cerro Gordo

Villarreal v. United Fire Cas.

14-0029

Poweshiek

In re Property Seized from Pardee

14-0093

Polk

Wellmark, Inc. v. Bd. of Review

14-0205

Hancock

Branstad v. State

14-0317

Black Hawk

In re Marriage of Mauer

 

 

 

DENIED:

 

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

 

12-1915

Scott

State v. Rush-Brantley

13-0259

Tama

SHI R2 Solutions v. Pella Corp.

13-0271

Black Hawk

State v. Todd

13-0792

Marion

State v. Dawson

13-1007

Decatur

Mosher v. Dewaay Fin. Network

13-1240

Polk

Miller v. State

13-1478

Linn

State v. Breen

13-1822

Lee (South)

State v. Elder

13-1858

Polk

State v. Stephens

13-1868

Davis

Cowles v. State

13-1879

Polk

Urbandale Best v. R&R Realty Grp.

13-2065

Polk

Kragnes v. City of Des Moines

13-2078

Henry

State v. Newsom

13-2082

Henry

State v. Mahalbasic

13-2086

Linn

Salem UMC v. Church Mut. Ins.

14-0060

Adair

State v. Pitsenbarger

14-0154

Howard

Bronner v. Randall

14-0168

Cerro Gordo

State v. Evenson

14-0186

Lee (South)

State v. Kelley

14-0204

Jefferson

Perelson v. Davidson

14-0215

Clinton

State v. Patterson

14-0239

Polk

Menard, Inc. v. Bahic

14-0257

Polk

State v. McLachlan

14-0525

Allamakee

In re Marriage of Venteicher

14-0527

Scott

Moore v. State

14-0615

Lucas

Campbell v. Kinser

14-0622

Cerro Gordo

State v. Holmes

14-0627

Polk

Polk v. DAS

14-0635

Polk

Gonzalez v. Edwards

14-0643

Scott

Manley v. State

14-0662

Scott

State v. Navarrette

14-0734

Fayette

Sallee v. Stewart

14-0771

Polk

Pella Corp. v. Winn

14-0799

Des Moines

State v. Nicholson

14-0813

Johnson

Bothell v. State

14-0862

Muscatine

State v. Dix

14-0863

Black Hawk

State v. King

14-0866

Johnson

Amor v. Houser

14-0956

Polk

Archer Daniels Midland v. Warren

14-1105

Linn

First Fed. Credity Union v. Stribling

14-1141

Muscatine

State v. Hart

14-1152

Polk

Elson v. Koehlmoos

14-1286

Polk

State v. Gorla

14-1321

Keokukl

In re Marriage of Lindemier

14-1346

Johnson

Westfield Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Estate of Frea

14-1648

Polk

Polaris Indus. v. Sharar

14-1688

Polk

State v. Taylor

14-1853

Scott

In re B.C.

14-1877

Page

In re M.M. and M.R.

 

UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE COURT:

NUMBER

COUNTY

CASE NAME

 

13-0346

Linn

State v. Schlitter

13-0633

Polk

Colbert v. State

13-0988

Black Hawk

State v. Reed

13-0997

Black Hawk

Willock v. State

13-1233

Sac

State v. Levin

13-1259

Marshall

State v. McDowell

13-1312

Pottawattamie

State v. Bey

13-1622

Cerro Gordo

Butcher v. City of Mason City

13-1650

Des Moines

State v. Clayton

13-1665

Dubuque

McCullum v. State

13-1689

Polk

State v. Hendrickson

13-1733

Polk

Jenson v. Cummins Filtration

13-1751

Audubon

In re Marriage of Johnston

13-1837

Polk

State v. Winfrey

13-1849

Sioux

Termaat v. State

13-1852

Cerro Gordo

State v. Adams

13-1906

Marion

State v. Pearson

13-1923

Scott

Reed v. Schaeffer

13-1935

Mahaska

State v. Spahr

13-2025

Dubuque

Quad City Bank & Trust v. Elderkin & Pirnie

13-2042

Johnson

Lindsey v. State

13-2077

Poweshiek

Bear v. State

14-0019

Scott

State v. Richards

14-0067

Johnson

State v. Jackson

14-0124

Story

State v. Saxton

14-0132

Black Hawk

Benson v. 13 Assocs.

14-0140

Woodbury

Roche v. Davenport Cleaners

14-0256

Polk

State v. Tyler

14-0284

Story

State v. Lopez

14-0334

Polk

In re Marriage of Witherly

14-0357

Scott

In re J.C.

14-0366

Black Hawk

State v. Cram

14-0394

Polk

State v. Harris

14-0448

Madison

Pettit v. State

14-0565

Polk

JBS Swift & Co. v. Hedberg

14-0586

Polk

State v. Grady

14-0621

Mills

State v. Schondelmeyer

14-0632

Black Hawk

Des Moines Flying Serv. v. Aerial Servs.

14-0640

Polk

Ramirez Trujillo v. Quality Egg

14-0656

Marshall

State v. Prusha

14-0745

Polk

State v. Moredock

14-0764

Cherokee

Conklin v. State

14-0831

Hancock

State v. Lamoreux

14-0945

Muscatine

State v. Walker

14-0985

Scott

State v. Moreno

14-1079

Cerro Gordo

State v. Slater

Des Moines, July 1, 2015– Today, Iowans with a case on file in any of the state's 99 counties can now file documents using the Internet and view the court docket and court documents for their case online from an office or home computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The statewide implementation of electronic filing in Iowa's courts is complete.

The project began five years ago when the first court document was successfully filed electronically in the Plymouth County Clerk of Court Office. Yesterday, the project was completed when documents were filed electronically in the Allamakee, Chickasaw, Howard and Winneshiek county courthouses using the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).

"This is a truly transformational event that is changing the way the courts operate and serve Iowans," Chief Justice Mark Cady said. "EDMS gives more and more court users, including our citizens, law enforcement officers, the Department of Human Services, and hospitals secure, prompt, and easy access to judges, court records, and the court system. Today, Iowa is the first court system in the nation to have a totally electronic, paperless process for all cases at the district court level, and the appellate court level will be complete later this year."

EDMS is designed to receive and store all court documents electronically. It also sends automatic notices of electronic filings to parties and integrates with the Iowa Court Information System (ICIS). In the five years since the first document was filed in Plymouth County, nearly 2 million cases were filed online or by using one of the public access computers located in courthouses around the state. The EDMS cases included more than 6.5 million documents filed by nearly 88,000 users.

"The Iowa Judicial Branch began contemplating electronic filing in the courts in the late 1990s," Iowa Court Information Systems Director Ken Bosier said. "Today's achievement can be attributed to the dedication of the Judicial Branch IT and contracted staff, and to the many judges, court employees, and court users who volunteered their time and expertise to develop the rules and processes necessary for the success of this innovative project. EDMS is a business project driven by and supported by the many different users of the court system from across the state. The statewide implementation of EDMS positions the Iowa Judicial Branch for the future and is a new chapter in court history."

EDMS implementation has resulted in new efficiencies for court users by allowing parties to file documents electronically without the need to travel to a clerk of court office. EDMS facilitates the case management work of clerks of court, which frees up staff time for other important duties such as helping self-represented litigants and those users unfamiliar with the EDMS system. EDMS enables judges and employees to work on cases from any location in the state. For example, a clerk's office in one or more counties with EDMS can process all the traffic tickets issued in other counties across the state, or the clerk's office in one county can absorb some of the overflow work of a clerk's office in another county.

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Des Moines, June 30, 2015-Today is the last day of the 2014-15 Iowa Supreme Court adjudicative term. During the term, 106 cases were submitted to the court. Of those cases, 102 were decided by written opinions, two were voluntarily dismissed by the parties, one was dismissed by order of the court, and one was held over for resubmission next term.

See more....

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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. 13-0588
STATE OF IOWA vs. HILLARY LEE TYLER
No. 13-0830
STATE OF IOWA vs. HILLARY LEE TYLER
No. 13-1915
STATE OF IOWA vs. JESSE MICHAEL GASKINS
No. 14-0194
TERRI ALETA RIVERA vs. WOODWARD RESOURCE CENTER and STATE OF IOWA
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.
For your convenience, the Judicial Branch offers a free e-mail notification service for Supreme Court opinions, Court of Appeals opinions, press releases and orders. To subscribe, click here.
NOTE: Copies of these opinions may be obtained from the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319, for a fee of fifty cents per page.
No. 13-1061
STATE OF IOWA vs. DONALD JOSEPH KING
No. 13-1438
ROSELENE SANON and NEMI SANON, Individually and as Administrators of the ESTATE OF NEHMSON D. SANON, and PAULETTE CEZIL POGUE, Individually and as Administrator of the ESTATE OF GAEL CEZIL HRISPIN vs. CITY OF PELLA
No. 13-1525
SIOUX PHARM, INC. and SIOUX BIOCHEMICAL, INC. vs. EAGLE LABORATORIES, INC.; BIO-KINETICS CORPORATION; and DANA SUMMERS
No. 13-1960
STATE OF IOWA vs. DAMION JOHN SEATS
No. 14-0175
STATE OF IOWA vs. YVETTE MARIE LOUISELL
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.
For your convenience, the Judicial Branch offers a free e-mail notification service for Supreme Court opinions, Court of Appeals opinions, press releases and orders. To subscribe, click here.
NOTE: Copies of these opinions may be obtained from the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319, for a fee of fifty cents per page.
No. 13-1095
STATE OF IOWA vs. TYLER JAMES WEBSTER
No. 13-1229
STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CLIFFORD LYNN MCNEAL
No. 14-1415
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE HEARTLAND, INC. and JILL MEADOWS vs. IOWA BOARD OF MEDICINE

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