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2015 Juvenile Law Seminar


ALERT: Clerks’ offices to close again, judicial employees to be laid off?

This week, ISBA leadership was notified that the Iowa Judicial Branch may not receive any new money from the Iowa Legislature for fiscal year 2016. If this occurs, the state will likely re-live a situation similar to Fiscal Year 2010 when clerks’ offices were put on part-time status, 12 percent of the workforce was laid off, travel restrictions were placed on all court personnel and court dockets were delayed.

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Number of Iowa civil jury trials continues to decline

At the quarterly Board of Governor’s meeting March 25, the ISBA legislative team presented statistics recently compiled by the State Court Administrator’s Office. The information shows a continued decline in civil jury trials in Iowa District Courts. In 2014, across the state there were only 184 civil cases with jury verdicts entered.

Notable observations include the fact that during 2014, there were 13 Iowa counties where no trial verdict was entered in Iowa District Court whatsoever, civil or criminal. In total, 61 counties had three or fewer jury verdicts.

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