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Statement on the Passing of Chief Justice Mark Cady



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.