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2014 Nuts & Bolts Seminar (Coralville)

Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (Webinar)

Making/Preserving a Record in an Administrative Hearing (Telephone CLE)

Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research Webinar


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Judicial Performance Review results available to public

The Judicial Performance Review results for the 70 district court judges and two court of appeals judges standing for retention in this year’s general election on November 4 are now available.

Please click here to visit the Judicial Performance Review results webpage.

All 14 of Iowa’s judicial election districts have at least one judge standing for retention in the 2014 general election.

Since Iowa adopted its merit system for selecting judges in 1962, the ISBA has conducted the performance review as a way of giving voters information on which to base their decisions about keeping a judge in office

2005 Courthouse Security Task Force Report 
In 2005, two tragic and violent events impacting courthouse security and the safety of our judiciary shocked the nation.  In response to the Atlanta courthouse shootings and the murders of a Federal Judge’s family members in Chicago, Immediate Past President of the Iowa State Bar Association, Nick Critelli, called for the formation of a task force “to study courthouse safety issues in the State of Iowa and to present recommendations regarding safety issues to assure that the Iowa Judges, court support personnel, and the public are as safe as is practicable.” 

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