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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Mourns Passing of Judge Michael S. Kanne


• Notice to counsel and the public:

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.






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United States Court of Appeals
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Everett McKinley Dirksen
United States Courthouse
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Room 2722
Chicago, IL 60604

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News and Announcements

9/6/2022
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Human Resource Department is seeking applicants for two positions as Human Resources Specialist.

Please see the Vacancies page for 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

8/8/2022
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a position as Headquarters Librarian.

Please see the Vacancies 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.


3/7/2022
On March 26, 2022, this court’s General Order 22‐001, “Order Regarding COVID‐19 Temporary Implementation of Remote Arguments and Reduction of On‐site Staffing” will expire. After General Order 22‐001 expires, General Orders 21‐008, 21‐009 (amended) and 21‐010 will go into effect, including the provisions governing counsel who appear in‐person, masking, vaccination, and self certification. For the time being, the courtroom will remain closed to the general public. The court will continue to livestream audio from oral arguments to YouTube.

1/13/2022
Order Regarding COVID-19 Temporary Implementation of Remote Arguments And Reduction of On-site Staffing. (General Order 22-001) Please see the General Orders page for details.





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