The Iowa Supreme Court issued a Supervisory Order today, October 17, announcing the EDMS system is currently unavailable and that paper filings are accepted until otherwise directed by the State Court Administrator. The Order states:
Beginning October 16, 2017, the Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) has been unavailable for Iowans to access. Until otherwise directed by the State Court Administrator, all clerks of court are authorized to accept paper filings. Filers should note Iowa Court Rule 16.309(4) when in instances of extended system unavailability, the filer is responsible for service on the case parties entitled to service.
The Order can be viewed at this link.
The Sixth Judicial District Court Administrator would also like counsel to know it would be very helpful if they could bring any pertinent filings in paper form for the judges to review for any hearings until EDMS is back up and running.
Counsel should also email any pertinent filings to the judge in Word or pdf format. If counsel does not know the assigned judge, please contact Julie Green in the District Court Administrator‘s office at Julie.Green@iowacourts.gov.