Feb. 27, 2012
Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark S. Cady will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, in the Yockey Family Community Room, located in Morningside College’s Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave. The lecture is open to the public.
Cady’s lecture will focus on several issues related to Iowa’s judiciary, including the state’s system for selecting and retaining judges.
Cady was appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court in 1998 and was named chief justice in 2011. He was born in Rapid City, S.D., and earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from law school in 1978, he served for one year as a law clerk for Iowa’s Second Judicial District. He was then appointed as an assistant Webster County attorney and practiced with a law firm in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Cady was appointed a district associate judge in 1983 and a district court judge in 1986. He was appointed to the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1994 and was elected chief judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1997.
Cady is a member of the Order of the Coif (honorary), Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa Judges Association and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (honorary). He is the Iowa chair of iCivics Inc., an online education program founded by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Cady also has served as chair of the Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on the Courts’ and Communities’ Response to Domestic Abuse.