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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.

Fri, 11/30/2018
AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES AND FORMS SCHEDULED TO TAKE EFFECT DECEMBER 1, 2018. These amendments can be reviewed at the U.S. Courts website at the following links: Pending Rules and Forms Amendments Pending Changes in the...
Tue, 09/04/2018
Upon the retirement of Jean L. Hekel, Bankruptcy Clerk for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, Megan R. Weiss has been appointed as Acting Bankruptcy Clerk for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, effective September 1, 2018...
Tue, 08/21/2018
On August 15, 2018, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Evidence Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public...
Fri, 05/04/2018
The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them August 15 - 17, 2018, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full conference for all judges and members of the Bar. Registration and...
Thu, 01/04/2018
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Dakota. The position will have its duty station...
Tue, 12/05/2017
Judge Lee M. Jackwig memo outlining her amended 2018 hearing dates
Fri, 10/27/2017
A letter to the Iowa Southern Bankruptcy Community regarding usage of the Model Chapter 13 Plan Form
Tue, 08/29/2017
A number of rule and form amendments, including many proposed changes to bankruptcy rules and forms, have been published for public comment. Written comments are due by February 15, 2018. The proposed changes are found at
Mon, 07/10/2017
*/ MEMORANDUM TO: Attorneys of Record and Trustees of the Northern and Southern District of Iowa   FROM: U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa   DATE: July 10, 2017...
Wed, 11/02/2016
At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, as well as the Court of Federal Claims and the Judicial Panel on...
Fri, 10/14/2016
Judge Lee M. Jackwig memo outlining her 2017 hearing dates