The Iowa Supreme Court
Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force Steering Committee is
actively seeking input from the bench and bar regarding issues and problems
with the existing guardianship and conservatorship system and suggestions for improving the system. Any interested
organization, agency or person may submit a written statement and request to
present oral testimony.
According to the Iowa
Supreme Court, there are currently 22,000 open guardianship and conservatorship
cases. As the number of cases continues to grow, there is increasing recognition of the need for reform at the state and
Iowa Supreme Court, like state courts across the country, is playing a
leadership role in addressing guardianship and conservatorship
challenges. The Guardianship and
Conservatorship Reform is charged with the review of Iowa’s
guardianship and conservatorship laws and procedures in order to ensure
system is efficient and responsive to the needs of Iowans.
Those interested in
providing input to the Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force or
learning more can view the request for input here. The
deadline for submission of written testimony and to request the opportunity to
present oral testimony is no later than the close of business Sept. 14.
Individuals may contact Professor Josephine Gittler, member of the Task Force
Steering Committee and co-coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.