Law stated as of 18 Oct 2023 • Iowa, United States
A Q&A guide to appealing from an intermediate appellate court to the court of last resort in Iowa. This Q&A addresses starting an appeal (as of right or by permission), obtaining a stay pending appeal, competing preliminary requirements (like mediation), submitting a factual record or appendix, briefing the appeal, and arguing the appeal. Answers can be compared across a number of jurisdictions (see Additional Civil Appeals: State Q&A Tool).
Following the suspension or modification of nonessential judicial functions in 2020 due to COVID-19, Iowa courts have resumed most operations, but local courts may impose special rules impacting some litigation (such as remote proceedings). Check Iowa Judicial Branch COVID-19 Information and Updates for the latest developments in this jurisdiction, including guidance on the resumption and prioritization of in-person court services.