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• Notice to counsel and the public:

General Order 22-005 re: COVID-19, issued September 30, 2022. This order supersedes General Order 22‐004.  In-person oral argument, which resumed last year, will continue in accordance with the terms of this order. Please see the order for full 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

12/1/2022
Changes to Federal Appellate Rules 25 and 42 became effective December 1, 2022.    Please see the Rules and Procedures page for details.

There is also a blackline version excerpt illustrating the changes

9/30/2022
General Order 22-005 re: COVID-19, issued September 30, 2022.   This order supersedes General Order 22-004.

In-person oral argument, which resumed last year, will continue in accordance with the terms of this order.   Please see the order for full details.

8/23/2022
The Current COVID-19 Courtroom Procedures have been posted and the Argument Confirmation form has been updated.

Please see the Forms page for details

8/22/2022
General Order 22-004 re: COVID-19, issued August 22, 2022.   This order supersedes General Order 22-002.

In-person oral argument, which resumed last year, will continue in accordance with the terms of this order.   Please see the order for full details.

8/19/2022
Chief Judge Diane S. Sykes is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean McDermott as Clerk for the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Please see the News page for details


7/25/2022
General Order 22-002 re: COVID-19, issued July 25, 2022. This order supersedes General Orders 21‐008, 21‐009 (amended) and 21‐010. 

In-person oral argument, which resumed last year, will continue in accordance with the terms of this order.   Please see the order for full details.

6/23/2022
The Seventh Circuit Pattern Criminal Jury Instruction Committee had submitted the 2022 Proposed Revisions to the Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions for public comment.

Please see the Pattern Jury Instructions page
for details.





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