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June 15, 2018   updated

  EEO Plan

The Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity, Discrimination, Harassment, and Employment Dispute Resolution for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has been updated.

 
May 24, 2018   New

  On March 23, 2018, this court issued notice that it proposed modifications to Circuit Rule 10 and the rescission of Circuit Rule 11.

The court has carefully considered the comments received. The court hereby provides notice of the adoption of the modifications to Circuit Rule 10 and the rescission of Circuit Rule 11. The adoption of the modifications to Circuit Rule 10 and the rescission of Circuit Rule 11 shall be effective immediately.

 
May 1, 2018   New

  Seventh Circuit Operating Procedure 11: Video-Recording Policy has been added.

Please see the Rules page for details.

 
April 23, 2018

  Video Segments on Appellate Practice Topics

Welcome to a series of programs about appellate practice in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Seventh Circuit Bar Association has prepared video segments on the steps in an appeal that will be very helpful to many lawyers. Each topic that you may encounter in appellate practice will have a separate segment and you will be able to listen to experts in the field on each of these matters as your appeal progresses. So if you are preparing for an oral argument, you click on the oral argument segment and you will hear from an appellate practitioner and a Circuit Judge on how to prepare for your argument and what to expect on the day you give it. We hope you will find these segments useful.

Chief Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood

 
March 22, 2018

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 the modification of Circuit Rule 10 and
the recision of Circuit Rule 11.

Deletions are shown by strikeouts. New text is highlighted. See the details here.

Written comments on the proposed rule changes were to be sent by April 25, 2018, to:

       Advisory Committee
       c/o Clerk of Court
       United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
       219 South Dearborn Street - Room 2722
       Chicago, Il 60604

Comments were also accepted via e-mail at: USCA7_Clerk@ca7.uscourts.gov

 
March 2, 2018

  Notice of Adoption of the New Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan
The Seventh Circuit has adopted the new Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan.

Please see the Clerkships page for details.

A copy of the plan is posted on the OSCAR website at:
https://oscar.uscourts.gov/federal_law_clerk_hiring_pilot.

 
December 27, 2017

  Chief Judge Diane Wood has appointed a committee to examine the process for raising claims of harassment in connection with employment in the courts of the Seventh Circuit. Please see the details of the announcement.
 
December 1, 2017   

  Amendment to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 4: Subdivision (a)(4)(B)(iii).

This technical amendment restores the former subdivision (a)(4)(B)(iii) that was inadvertently deleted in 2009. On December 14, 2016, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives advised that Rule 4(a)(4)(B)(iii) had been deleted by a 2009 amendment to Rule 4. The deletion of this subdivision in 2009 was inadvertent. The OLRC deleted subdivision (iii) from its official document, but the document from which the rules are printed was not updated to show the deletion. As a result, Rule 4(A)(4)(B)(iii) was published with subdivision (iii) in place. This technical amendment restores subdivision (iii) to Rule 4(A)(4)(B).

House document 115-35 details: http://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/house_document_115-35_appellate_rules_0.pdf.
 
October 20, 2017   

  On November 13, 2017, the Supreme Court’s electronic filing system began 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   

  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

  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 1, 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 8, 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 7, 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 1, 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 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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 2, 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 2, 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.