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Iowa Judicial Branch Updates and Orders

Iowa Judicial Branch COVID-19 Information and Updates Webpage

In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (September 1, 2020)

In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services (July 31, 2020)

In the Matter of Resuming Jury Trials During COVID-19 (July 22, 2020)

In the Matter of Resuming Family Law Trials Postponed by COVID-19 (July 9, 2020)

In the Matter of Resuming In Person Court Services During COVID-19 (July 9, 2020)

In the Matter of Case Prioritization of Cases and Duties (July 9, 2020)

Jumpstart Jury Trial Task Force Report and Recommendations for Resuming Jury Trials during the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 6, 2020)

Resuming Court Operations in Courtrooms and Court-Controlled Spaces (June 5, 2020)

In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact On Court Services (May 22, 2020)

In the Matter of Resuming Family Law Trials Postponed by Coronavirus/COVID-19 (May 22, 2020)

Supreme Court Supervisory Order on Jumpstart Jury Task Force (May 6, 2020)

In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact On Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Youth and Families - April 6

Administrative Directive of the State Court Administrator - COVID-19 Action Steps - March 14

Chief Justice Christensen's Statement to Iowans Regarding COVID-19 via videoconference at Governor Reynold's March 27 statewide COVID-19 press conference

All Iowa Judicial Branch Clerk of Court offices remain open - March 16

Iowa Judicial Branch Employee Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - April 2


Impact on Other Jurisdictions and Agencies

Northern District of Iowa:

Practicing in a Pandemic

Administrative Orders on the Coronavirus


Southern District of Iowa:

Jury Trial Continuances September 8th, 2020

Jury Trial Continuances September 3rd, 2020

The CARES Act August 6th, 2020

COVID-19 Mask Requirement July 22nd, 2020


Other Court Jurisdictions:

List of jurisdictions nationally - impact on court services


Information from State Agencies:

LSA’s analysis of COVID-19 related legislation

IWD announces Guidance on Unemployment Benefits

Secretary of State releases guidance related to remote notary changes

Iowa Secretary of State press release on remote notaries

Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner order updating impact on servies - April 3

Attorney General's Office changes to office procedures

Iowa Legal Aid website on Coronavirus-related legal services assistance

DHS Protocols for coronavirus

Iowa Civil Rights Commission response to COVID-19

Iowa Department of Corrections COVID-19 information

Iowa Title Guaranty remote work policy

Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board

Iowa Board of Parole COVID-19 Information

Iowa DOT response to COVID-19

Secretary of State office closure


Information for Employers/Compliance Issues

WHO Getting Your Workplace Ready

Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Coronavirus Preparedness Checklist

A Resource Guide for Managers and Employees

8 Questions Employers Should Ask About Coronavirus

Social distancing in the workplace

U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety guidance on COVID-19

Coronavirus Employer Guide from Lockton Insurance

CDC Fact Sheets to Post in Your Office

What are Companies’ Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus?

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act

Coronavirus and the Workplace – Compliance Issues for Employers

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

HR Quick Take (Davis Brown Law) - Can I take employees temperatures?

HR Quick Take (Davis Brown Law) - Can I temporarily change sick leave policy?

Iowa Workforce Development - Summary of changes to unemployment and workers compensation insurance

Coronavirus and the Workplace: What Employers Need To Know

Preparing for the Unknown – Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning for Law Firms

Is Your Crisis Communication Plan Ready?

Coronavirus: An Employer’s Action Guide

UI Law School Labor Center Fact Sheets

New H.R. considerations as employees work from home during COVID-19


Serving Clients Remotely

Continuity of Care: Reassuring Clients You’re Prepared for COVID-19

COVID-19: Serving Clients

Loving the Luddites: Serving TechAverse Clients

Working and Meeting in the Age of Social Distancing

Form Letter - Transitioning to electronic documents

Remote lawyering in family law cases - from The Iowa Lawyer

Tips for virtual mediations - from The Iowa Lawyer


Working Remotely - Resources for Managers and Employees

How to Work Remotely as a Lawyer: A Guide

Spousal Non-Disclosure Agreement - sample language from Trent Law Firm

Association of Legal Administrators - information on Coronavirus

7 types of tech tools to help lawyers set up virtual offices

9 home office upgrades to improve telecommuting

5 Issues Your Company's Telecommuting Policy Should Address

The 10 rules found in every good remote work policy

Working From Home? Five Productivity Hacks to Help You Get More Done

Virtual togetherness: Use the Right Tools

20 Tips for Working From Home

Video: How to Actually Work...When You’re Working from Home

The Explainer: How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote

8 communication tips for telecommuters to master

Best Practices for Instant Messaging at Work

A compilation of free services or products being offered to attorneys working remotely

Managing summer clerkships during COVID-19 - from The Iowa Lawyer

Guide to creating a productive work space

Reopening your law firm

Working From Home: 5 Environmental Factors Affecting Your Well-Being

The Complete Guide to Working Remotely as a Lawyer

Adapt and Innovate: Tips for Operating a Virtual Law Practice During the Pandemic


Working Remotely - Cybersecurity Concerns

Working Remote: Keeping Cybersecurity Top of Mind

Iowa Department of Public Safety - 6 TIPS TO INCREASE CYBER SECURITY

ISBA offering free trial of Trustifi to improve email security while working remotely

Top tips for working more securely from home

Cyber security policy template for law firms and legal professionals

Working from home: Cybersecurity tips for remote workers

The Best VPN Services for 2020

Preventing Eavesdropping and Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings

Coronavirus: Tech issue for lawyers working from home

Coronavirus Outbreak May Also Put Attorneys at Greater Risk for Cyber Infection

How to stay cybersecure while working from home - from The Iowa Lawyer


Platforms for Electronic Meetings & Video Conferencing


Uber Conference
Google Conferencing
Meeting Bridge

Getting Started with Zoom and Using it Securely

Zoom "Cheat Sheet"

Tips on using Zoom - A webinar

Zoom & Skype call tips (the secrets of video conferences)

Zoom training for lawyers - from The Iowa Lawyer


Business Assistance Resources

Iowa Business Recovery Assistance

What's Inside The Senate's $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package

What To Know If You've Lost Your Job Because Of COVID-19

Business Interruption Coverage For COVID-19

Iowa Workforce Development outlines CARES Act benefits and implementation

IWD: Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Force Majeure Clauses and Contractual Nonperformance as a Result of COVID-19 - from The Iowa Lawyer

Business relief under the CARES Act

Tax Implications

Coronavirus Tax Relief - General IRS Information

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payment

Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020


Estate Planning Resources

National Law Review: Impact of COVID-19 on Estate Planning

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys - Preparing for Coronavirus

Iowa Find-A-Lawyer Medical Power of Attorney Guide

Iowa Find-A-Lawyer Living Wills Guide

People's Law School - Medical Power of Attorney and Living Wills

Peace of Mind - Estate planning during COVID-19 - from The Iowa Lawyer


Mental Health Resources

Lawyers are supposed to plan for the worst, so how can you ease COVID-19 anxiety?

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Iowa Lawyer Assistance Program

Letter from ILAP Board President Dan Moore

If Coronavirus Scares You, Read This to Take Control Over Your Health Anxiety

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

Keeping sane during social distancing

Capitalizing on Healthy Lawyers

Managing anxiety and stress in the world of COVID-19 - from The Iowa Lawyer

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Worry

Tips for how seniors can stay healthy and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic


Resources for nonprofits

Virtual and Telephonic Meetings and Other Alternatives to In Person Meetings for Iowa Nonprofit Corporations

Donors and Nonprofits Should “Care” About the Stimulus Bill

Tips for supporting nonprofits providing critical aid - from The Iowa Lawyer


American Bar Association Resources

Pandemic Resources for Lawyers

ABA Guidance on Disaster Planning

ABA Task Force on Coronavirus


Iowa Public Health Information & State Announcements

State of Iowa COVID-19 Website

Iowa Department of Public Health

Gov. Reynolds' latest news releases and proclamations

Local Public Health Departments

Attorney General issues new complaint form for price gouging


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