News and Announcements



 
Please Note:   The Court will be closed on Thursday November 23, and Friday, November 24, 2017, in observance of the holiday.
 
October 20, 2017   New

  On November 13, 2017, the Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation.

While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by counsel will also be required to submit most documents through the new electronic filing system. Attorneys who expect to file documents electronically will need to register in advance for the system.

Additional information is available at https://www.supremecourt.gov/filingandrules/electronicfiling.aspx.
 
October 16, 2017

  A complimentary CLE webinar on ESI (Electronically Stored Information) was held on November 2, 2017.

Any questions: Please contact Kelly Warner, Co-Chair of the Education Sub-committee of the Pilot Program, at kwarner@rshc-law.com.
 
October 11, 2017   New

  Both judges and court personnel have an obligation to keep confidential certain court materials. In order to clarify the extent of that obligation, Chief Judge Diane P. Wood has decided to make public an opinion she requested from the Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct. It is available here, as well as under the "Rules and Procedures" tab of the court's public website.

  August 22, 2017   

  Revisions to the proposed Federal Civil Jury Instructions of the Seventh Circuit

Prepared By The Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions of the Seventh Circuit.

[The Circuit’s Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions has, with the permission of the Circuit Counsel, revised Parts 6 and 7 of the earlier version. The Committee is continuing to revise and supplement the existing pattern instructions. ] (revised August, 2017

  May 17, 2017   

  Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, is pleased to announce the appointment of Judge James R. Ahler to a 14-year term as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to sit in Hammond.

  April 19, 2017   updated

  The Practitioner's Handbook for Appeals has been updated.
[If you do not see the 2017 edition, you may need to clear your browser cache.]

  April 01, 2017

  On April 01, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals increased the maximum allowable PDF file size for documents filed in the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system from 10 MB to 35 MB.

  March 08, 2017   Please Note:

  The most current release of Firefox, version 52 released 3/7/2017, does NOT work with CM/ECF.

If you have already updated to this version, you will need to use Internet Explorer (IE) to file until further notice. We are currently working on a fix for this issue.


  March 07, 2017

  Proposed revisions to Seventh Circuit Criminal Jury Instructions regarding 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) offenses

Comments were accepted through March 27, 2017.
   
  December 01, 2016
  Appellate and Circuit rule changes are effective December 01, 2016.
   • Details of Circuit Rule changes
   • Details of Appellate Rule Changes

Appellate Fee changes are effective December 01, 2016.
   
  September 21, 2016
  The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit cordially invites you to participate in a video appellate practice seminar.

The seminar is designed for the attorney who wishes to learn more about handling appeals in the Seventh Circuit. Experienced appellate practitioners, court personnel and judges will cover topics that the practitioner needs to represent litigants in appeals before the court.
   
  May 02, 2016
  Justices Elena Kagan and John Paul Stevens in a conversation with Chief Judge Diane Wood on the Supreme Court at the annual meeting of the Judicial Conference of the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

[alternate link:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?408836-1/justices-kagan-stevens-supreme-court
   
  May 02, 2016
  The Court is now live on the CJA eVoucher - Electronic Voucher Management System


Please see the Criminal Justice Act Information page for eVoucher information and training resources.
   
  April 29, 2016
 

The Seventh Circuit has a new website design.

Please note: Check the Sitemap page for items you are trying to locate. Any items you had previously bookmarked in your browser will no longer work.

   
  * coming soon
  Video Segments of Appellate Practice in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  December 01, 2016
  Appellate and Circuit rule changes are effective December 01, 2016.
   • Details of Circuit Rule changes
   • Details of Appellate Rule Changes

Appellate Fee changes are effective December 01, 2016.
   
  September 21, 2016
  The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit cordially invites you to participate in a video appellate practice seminar.

The seminar is designed for the attorney who wishes to learn more about handling appeals in the Seventh Circuit. Experienced appellate practitioners, court personnel and judges will cover topics that the practitioner needs to represent litigants in appeals before the court.
   
  May 02, 2016
  Justices Elena Kagan and John Paul Stevens in a conversation with Chief Judge Diane Wood on the Supreme Court at the annual meeting of the Judicial Conference of the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

[alternate link:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?408836-1/justices-kagan-stevens-supreme-court
   
  May 02, 2016
  The Court is now live on the CJA eVoucher - Electronic Voucher Management System


Please see the Criminal Justice Act Information page for eVoucher information and training resources.
   
  April 29, 2016
 

The Seventh Circuit has a new website design.

Please note: Check the Sitemap page for items you are trying to locate. Any items you had previously bookmarked in your browser will no longer work.

   
  * coming soon
  Video Segments of Appellate Practice in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals