On Thursday, July 9, the Iowa Supreme Court issued three orders to guide judges, attorneys, parties and all court employees as many courts resumed face-to-face services beginning on July 13. The orders include:
Jury trials are not scheduled to resume until Sept. 14. The Jumpstart Jury Task Force submitted its report related to the resumption of jury trials with a recommendation that pilot trials occur before the restart date. State court administration is now seeking potential cases for pilot jury trials. If any attorneys have a case that might be a candidate for a pilot jury trial to take place in August 2020, please contact your district court administrator as soon as possible.