Iowa Legal Overview: Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont
The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont metropolitan area covers seven counties in Nebraska and three in Iowa. The three Iowa counties are Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie. It could also be defined as a combined statistical area (CSA) that includes the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area and the Lincoln metro area. The latter covers two counties in Nebraska, while the former covers five counties in Nebraska and the three aforementioned Iowa counties. Listed below are the main cities in these three counties in Iowa that are a part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont metro area.
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1. Iowa has eight judicial districts, with district courts in each county serving as the main trial courts with original and general jurisdiction. Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie come under District Four. The Harrison County District Court is located in the Harrison County Courthouse in Logan and handles everything from felony prosecutions to civil disputes and small claims. The Pottawattamie District Court is likewise located in the county seat of Council Bluffs and has general jurisdiction over all cases filed in the county.
Trending Legal Topics: The Iowa Supreme Court may further review the appeals court verdict. Federal cases in these three counties have to be filed with the Council Bluffs Division of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Federal appeals against this court’s decisions may be filed with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Bankruptcy petitions are to be filed with the Council Bluffs Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa.