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Statement on the Passing of Chief Justice Mark Cady

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SJI is saddened by the passing of Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady.  In addition to serving the citizens of Iowa, Chief Justice Cady was a leader on national efforts to improve state courts and enhance access to justice, including major SJI initiatives.  He recently chaired the Family Justice Initiative, and served as a co-chair of a work group on Children and Families for the National Judicial Opioid Task Force.  At the time of his death, he was serving as co-chair for the Juvenile Justice Reform and State Courts Initiative. The SJI Board of Directors extends its sincerest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and the Iowa Judiciary.