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• Notice to counsel and the public:
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.






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

Please Note:   The court will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of the Juneteenth Day holiday.
6/11/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a Deputy Circuit Executive position.

Please see the Vacancies 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.

6/10/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for an Assistant Circuit Executive for Space & Facilities position.

Please see the Vacancies page for further details.

6/7/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a full time Satellite Librarian position.

Please see the Vacancies page 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.



5/17/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a full time Assistant Librarian position.

Please see the Vacancies page for further details.

5/3/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a full time Executive Assistant position.

Please see the Vacancies page for further details.

4/19/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a full time Headquarters Librarian position.

Please see the Vacancies page for further details.

04/15/2021
Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Changes and Opportunity for Comment

Notice is hereby given that the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071 proposes modification of Circuit Rule 46(b).

Please see the Rules or News page for details.

3/10/2021
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 June 30, 2021, will be argued by counsel either telephonically or by video communications, with audio livestreamed to YouTube.

2/18/2021
Coronavirus Covid-19 Public Emergency Order Concerning Face Masks/Coverings in Public Areas of Courthouses-Amended Order pertaining to the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse in Chicago, and the Stanley J. Roszkowski United States Courthouse in Rockford, IL.

Effective immediately, all persons seeking entry to the courthouses must wear a face covering or mask that completely covers the wearer's nose and mouth. A face shield, bandana, or neck gaiter alone does not count as a face covering. A face shield and/or
goggles may be used in addition to an acceptable mask, but by themselves do not substitute for the use of a mask.

Any person violating this order may be held in contempt, cited, and/or expelled from the courthouses until an order of the Chief Circuit or District Judge, upon petition, reinstates access to the courthouses. Please see the order for details.

2/11/2021
Chief Judge Diane S. Sykes of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel M. Blise as U. S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.  Please see the News page for further details.

2/5/2021
The 2020 revisions to Part 11 (Patents) of the Seventh Circuit’s Pattern Civil Jury Instructions have been approved for publication by the Circuit Council.
Please see the Pattern Jury Instructions page for further details.

1/19/2021
This Court has issued an order regarding the filing of Highly Sensitive Document material.
Please see the News page for further details.

Effective December 1, 2020, changes to Federal Appellate Rules 35 and 40 went into effect.  Please see the changes for details.
Effective December 1, 2020, select Appellate Miscellaneous Fees were increased.  Please see the chart for details.
11/10/2020
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 April 30, 2021, will be argued by counsel either telephonically or by video communications, with audio livestreamed to YouTube.






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