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United States Court of Appeals
for the Seventh Circuit

Everett McKinley Dirksen
United States Courthouse
219 S. Dearborn Street
Room 2722
Chicago, IL 60604

Clerk's Office: (312) 435-5850

News and Announcements

4/9/2020
Comments are invited on the reappointment of Magistrate Judge James R. Sickel.

Comments should be directed to Chief Judge Pamela Pepper, U. S. District Court-Eastern District of Wisconsin. Please see the public notice for details.

Comments must be received no later than May 31, 2020.


3/31/2020
Until further notice, paper copy requirements for electronically filed briefs, appendices and petitions for rehearing are suspended.
Please see the order for further details.


3/27/2020
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Illinois headquartered at East St. Louis.

The application, instructions and details can be found on the Vacancy Announcements page.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Application due date is extended to April 10, 2020.


3/18/2020
Notice to counsel and the public:
All cases scheduled for oral argument from March 30, 2020 through the end of April 2020, will be argued telephonically by counsel.

The courtroom will be closed to the public. Arguments will be recorded and posted on the court’s website. If all parties agree among themselves to waive oral argument, they may jointly file a motion with the court seeking permission to do so.


3/13/2020
Note To Participants in FRAP Rule 33 Mediations: All FRAP Rule 33 mediations will be conducted by telephone until further notice.

Please advise the Circuit Mediation Office if your contact information should change. Please see the Circuit Mediation page for details.

3/13/2020
Chief Judge Diane P. Wood is pleased to announce the appointment of David D. Cleary as Bankruptcy Judge for the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Please see the press release for details.

12/5/2019
As announced by Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, a Memorial Proceeding for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was held in the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Please see the press release for details.
Here is a link to the video of the memorial: https://vimeo.com/386481229
A link can also be found on our Media Library page: http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/media-library/media-library.htm

11/26/2019
The Seventh Circuit Pattern Criminal Jury Instruction Committee submitted the proposed revised criminal pattern jury instructions for 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) for public comment.

The current instruction does not reflect the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rehaif v. United States, 139 S.Ct. 2191 (2019). The proposed revised version of the instruction is redlined to reflect the proposed changes.

Comments were accepted through
December 10, 2019Please see the notice for details.
5/9/2019
Chief Judge Diane P. Wood was pleased to announce the appointment of Judge Andrea K. McCord as Bankruptcy Judge for the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Please see the press release for details.

5/6/2019
The Practitioner's Handbook has been updated
4/15/2019
The Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions have been updated.

Please see the Pattern Jury Instructions page for details.

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