Court Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations:
Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government that began on December 22, 2018, the federal judiciary remains open including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
Court hearings will be held as currently scheduled. In cases where an attorney from an Executive Branch agency is involved in a case and is not working because of the shutdown, hearings may need to be rescheduled. If this occurs, appropriate notices will be docketed in individual cases. We have been informed that the U.S. Trustee’s Office is currently planning to conduct all 341 meetings as scheduled. CM/ECF will continue to be available, and the Clerk's Office will be open during normal hours of operation.