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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Mon, 2020-03-02

Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020, all Southern District of Iowa Clerk’s Offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. CM/ECF access will continue to be available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Thu, 2019-05-23

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa is pleased to announce that on May 22, 2019, the General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Commissioner approved the design for the new federal...

Tue, 2018-09-11

On July 1, 2018, the Northern and Southern District Courts amended the Local Rules eliminating the requirements for attorneys to complete continuing legal education hours in the area of federal practice to be admitted or remain in good standing...

Wed, 2018-08-15

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and are seeking public comment:

Appellate Rules: 35 and 40;
Bankruptcy Rules: 2002, 2004,...

Sat, 2018-04-28

The United States Supreme Court has submitted to Congress the amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules of Procedure. Absent Congressional action, the amendments will become effective December 1, 2018....

Mon, 2017-05-01

The revised version of the Local Rules of the Southern District of Iowa became effective May 1, 2017.  A copy of these rules may be accessed here.

Thu, 2016-06-02

Click here for information on a bankrupcty conference to be held September 8-9 in Cedar Rapids.

Wed, 2016-06-01

Beginning June 1, 2016, the Federal Records Center is introducing SmartScan which is an electronic document delivery service from the NARA's Federal Records Center. SmartScan is the fastest, highest-quality way to retrieve records from the...

Fri, 2016-05-20

Over the last few weeks, the Southern District of Iowa has received multiple questions regarding a financial settlement of legal fees incurred in bringing a Class Action suit.  The case in question, 2:14-cv-00316-JLL, is not a Class Action suit...

Fri, 2016-04-15

Please click here for a reminder regarding the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference to be held 5/3-5 in Rogers, Arkansas.