The Iowa Supreme Court yesterday adopted the
proposed recompilation and amendment of chapters 34, 35 and 36 in Division III
of the Iowa Court Rules governing professional regulation. However, the court
reserved for further consideration, and did not currently adopt, proposed Rule
34.11, which would explicitly exempt disciplinary proceedings from all statutes
of limitation. The changes take effect April 1.
The court’s action comes after consideration of
public comments on the three chapters. Public comments were requested in a
supreme court order filed Sept. 4.
The recompilation makes the procedure rules easier
to use and includes only a few substantive changes. Amendments to Chapter 34
consolidate general administrative provisions, such as rules creating the
disciplinary board and the grievance commission. Amendments to chapters 35 and
36 consolidate the rules governing procedure before the Attorney Disciplinary
Board (35) and before the Grievance Commission (36).
To see a summary of the amendments to the three
chapters, read the complete order here. Read the full amended chapters at this link.