Administrative and Supervisory Orders

2020 Orders

 

November 16 – Chief Judge Huppert’s Administrative Orders:


November 10 – Chief Justice Christensen’s order postponing all jury trials until February 1, 2021. Click here to download a copy.


October 8 – Chief Judge Huppert’s Administrative Order regarding the implementation of the informal family law trial program. Click here to download a copy.


October 2 – Chief Justice Christensen’s order implementing the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order temporarily halting residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Click here to download a copy.
And click here to download an evictions declaration form with instructions.


September 17 – Chief Judge Huppert’s Administrative Orders:


August 19 – Chief Justice Christensen’s order requesting public comment on proposed changes to the Bar Examination application process Click here to download a copy of the order and click here to download the proposed rule change.


August 13 – Chief Justice Christensen’s order regarding the matter of access to justice in counties impacted by natural disaster. Click here to download.


August 14 – Chief Justice Christensen’s order adding two more counties in the matter of access to justice in counties impacted by natural disaster. Click here to download.


July 31 – Chief Justice Christensen’s supplemental order regarding ongoing provisions for COVID-19 impact on court services. Click here to download


July 22 – Chief Judge Huppert’s amended order regarding the designation of places of holding court for 2020. Click here to download.


July 22 – Chief Justice Christensen’s supervisory order regarding resuming jury trials during Covid-19. Click here to download.


July 10 – Chief Judge Huppert’s Administrative Orders:


July 9 – Chief Justice Christensen filed the following supervisory orders:


July 7 – Chief Justice Christensen’s order regarding Interim Procedures Governing Ability to Pay Determinations and Conversion of Restitution Orders, including forms. Click here to download.


June 22 – Chief Judge Huppert’s Administrative Order regarding Guthrie County Court Service. Click here to download a copy.


June 4 – Chief Judge Huppert signed the following orders:

April 30 – Chief Judge Huppert’s Administrative Order in the matter of the appointment of the Chief Juvenile Court Officer of the Fifth Judicial District of Iowa. Click here to download a copy.


April 17 – Chief Justice Christensen’s supervisory order on the impact of COVID-19 on court services. Click here to download a copy.


April 17 – Chief Judge Huppert’s order regarding court services in Guthrie and Madison counties. Click here to download a copy.


April 6 – Chief Justice Christensen’s supervisory order on the impact of COVID-19 on child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Click here to download a copy.


April 4 – Message from the Polk County District Court;

Pursuant to Iowa Supreme Court Order dated April 2, 2020, all family law trials and other hearings set on the general trial calendar to commence before June 15, 2020 shall be continued. The Court will file, sua sponte, an order to continue the trial and setting a new trial scheduling conference in those cases. This does not apply to proceedings filed under Iowa Code sections 236, 236A, 235B and 235F, or Habeas Corpus proceedings that are set on the general trial calendar. These proceedings can be held in-person on the date and time set for trial.

This only applies to proceedings on the general trial calendar and not in Family Law courtrooms 108, 109 and 112 of the Polk County Historic Courthouse (Family Law 1, 2 and 3 dockets). Hearings and trials scheduled on those dockets will be handled separately by the family law judges consistent with the District 5 Administrative Order 2020-26.


April 2, 2020 – Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Christensen’s order regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on court services. The order combines all of the previous seven orders and only substantively changes the dates to reconvene court proceedings. Click here to download a copy.


April 1, 2020 – Chief Judge Michael Huppert’s Administrative Orders:


March 31, 2020 – Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Christensen has signed a supervisory order to replace the March 28 order. Click here to download a copy. 


March 28, 2020 – Chief Justice Christensen’s supervisory order regarding modifications to certain court functions and forms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Included are updates regarding criminal trial postponements, signatures on civil court documents, revisions to eliminate mandatory notarization, and guidance on child custody schedules. Click here to download a copy.


March 25, 2020 – Chief Judge Huppert’s  Administrative Order regarding court services. Click here to download a copy.


March 24, 2020 – Chief Judge Huppert’s  Administrative Orders:


March 14, 2020 – Chief Justice Christensen’s Supervisory Order regarding the impact of the Coronavirus-COVID 19 on court services. Click here to download a copy.


The Iowa Supreme Court is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to chapter 23 of the Iowa Court Rules regarding time standards for case processing. The deadline for submitting comments is 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2020. Click here for details and click here to read the proposed Chapter 23 amendments.