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United States Court of Appeals
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• Notice to counsel and the public:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will exit its Continuity of Operations Plan and resume in-person court operations effective September 1, 2021, subject to the qualifying provisions of General Orders 21-008, 21-009, Amended 21-009 and 21-010. Please see the General Orders page for details.






Court Location

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

8/30/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a position as an Executive Administrator to Chief Judge Sykes.

Please see the Vacancies page for further details.

8/27/2021

The Seventh Circuit Pattern Criminal Jury Instruction Committee submits the 2021 Proposed Revisions to the Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions for public comment.

Comments will be accepted through September 21, 2021. The revisions are also posted on the Pattern Jury Instructions page.

8/25/2021

Order Regarding Masking, Vaccination, and COVID-19 Self-Certification * Amending General Order 21-009, entered on August 13, 2021 * Superseding General Order 21-006 * Please see the General Orders page for details.

8/13/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will exit its Continuity of Operations Plan and resume in-person court operations effective September 1, 2021, subject to the qualifying provisions of General Orders 21-008, 21-009 and 21-010. (These orders supersede General Orders 21-005, 21-006 and 21-007.)  Please see the General Orders page for details.

7/28/2021

The Current COVID-19 Courtroom Procedures have been posted. The Special Notice to Counsel Presenting Oral Argument has also been udpated. Please see the Forms page for details.

7/22/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will exit its Continuity of Operations Plan and resume in-person court operations effective September 1, 2021, subject to the qualifying provisions of General Orders 21-005, 21-006 and 21-007. Please see the General Orders page for details.

6/30/2021
Chief Judge Diane S. Sykes of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul E. Singleton as U. S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.  Please see the News page for further details.

6/10/2021

Chief Judge Sykes is pleased to announce that the Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit has appointed Sarah O. Schrup, currently the Deputy Circuit Executive, to succeed Mr.  Collins Fitzpatrick as Circuit Executive.

Please see the announcement for further details.

6/3/2021
Notice to counsel and the public:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will continue to operate under the Continuity of Operations Plan activated on March 18, 2020. See order for further details.

Pursuant to this order, all cases scheduled for oral argument through August 31, 2021, will be argued by counsel either telephonically or by video communications, with audio livestreamed to YouTube.







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