• 2020 Judicial Performance Review results released

    The Iowa State Bar Association has released the results of its performance evaluation of the 95 judges standing for retention in this year’s November general election. The ISBA biennially conducts a survey of its attorney members and compiles the results to give voters information on which to base their decisions about keeping a judge on the bench.

    Full results of the 2020 Judicial Performance Review are now available on the ISBA website:, or

    Attorneys evaluated the 87 district court judges, four court of appeals judges and four supreme court justices on the ballot based on a number of performance characteristics, including knowledge and application of the law and demeanor. Nearly 1,500 attorneys responded, and the Fair and Impartial Courts Committee would like to thank all ISBA members who participated.

    Click here to view a video message from Fair and Impartial Courts Committee Chairman Guy Cook about the 2020 evaluation results and Iowa's upcoming retention election.