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Supreme Court establishes Access to Justice Commission

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady signed an order Monday establishing the Iowa Access to Justice Commission. The new commission, which was recommended to the court by the ISBA after months of investigation by a study group, will establish a "concerted, sustained, and strategic effort” to "safeguard the fundamental right of access to justice” for all Iowans, according to the order.


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Updates to civil and criminal jury instructions

The ISBA’s Jury Instructions Committee updated the civil and criminal jury instructions which are effective this month. The changes in the civil instructions impact instruction 100.2 related to juror biases, and instructions 3120.1 to 3120.5 regarding workplace harassment and hostile work environments. Instructions 3120.2 through 3120.5 are new to the chapter and further define workplace harassment/hostile work environment.

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