Reporter's Guide to Iowa Court Systems
guide containing practical information about access to court records and
proceedings, limits on cameras and recorders in courtrooms, etc. Also an overview of the statewide court
system with a helpful glossary of legal terms.
Finding a Legal Decision
three-page guide with tips on finding a case decision and how to read it. Also, tips for conducting online legal
research along with some helpful legal links on the web.
Find a Case
link to the online docket of the Iowa court system is an index of the
proceedings and filings in all court cases maintained by all clerk of court
offices in the state. Information about confidential cases such as child in
need of assistance and mental health cases is not available on this site
Iowa Criminal Statutes Summary Chart
chronology of charts that show the potential penalties, including fines, fees,
surcharges and terms of incarceration, that apply to violations of the state's
criminal laws. The charts are posted by
year and organized by Code section. The
information on the charts is abbreviated. The charts are designed to serve as a
guide, not a complete statement or recitation of every crime and penalty.
Common Legal Terms
list of more than 100 legal terms with definitions.