Task Force Assembling in Iowa to Explore Family Law Cases

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark S. Cady announced in his 2015 State of the Judiciary speech the creation of a task force “to make recommendations for greater consistency, efficiency, and transparency in the resolution of family law cases.” According to Chief Justice Cady, “[t]hese cases are a big portion of our workload, and now is the time to make sure Iowa's court system provides the best possible practices and outcomes for families who need our courts during difficult times.”

Iowa remains at the forefront of civil justice reform. In September 2014, the state adopted a new expedited civil action rule along with a package of discovery amendments, and a civil justice effort geared towards business cases is entering into its second year of a three-year pilot project.