Devoted to Iowa’s Appellate Litigation System

With a focus on the Iowa Supreme Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, On Brief: Iowa’s Appellate Blog is devoted to providing updates and analysis of current and ongoing appellate litigation.

The site offers benefits to attorneys, parties to litigation, and others affected by the arguments and outcomes of appellate litigation.

Site information about appellate litigation includes:
  • Descriptions of case rulings
  • News related to state and federal appeals courts
  • Case descriptions of upcoming arguments
  • Calendar of cases:
    • Cases argued by month
    • Cases set for argument
    • Cases screened for Iowa Supreme Court review
    • Cases granted further review
  • Access to briefs filed:
    • Appellant briefs
    • Appellee briefs
    • Appellant reply briefs
    • Amicus briefs

The blog is compiled and edited by attorneys and contributors at Nyemaster Goode. Iowa’s
largest law firm, Nyemaster Goode provides outstanding legal service to clients that range from individuals and emerging start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.



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  • Iowa Supreme Court Opinion and/or Further Review Conference
  • Iowa Court of Appeals Oral Arguments
  • Holidays



On Brief: Iowa’s Appellate Blog is devoted to appellate litigation with a focus on the Iowa Supreme Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


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