Frequently Asked Questions

  • •  Where are you located?

    Details about our location and hours of operation can be found on the Court Location page.

    •  Who do I contact about the status of my case?

    The status of a case is tracked by the Clerk's Office and all inquiries should be directed there. The address and phone number are listed on the Contact Information page.

    The status of a case can also be found by logging into the Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system.

  • •  Why do web sites and browsers use temporary files? How does this affect linking to 7th Circuit Opinions?

    Web sites and browsers use a technique known as "caching" to increase performance. Caching involves the creation of temporary files. The web server does this to maximize the number of simultaneous users it can service. Browsers do the same on user hard disks to make re-display and browsing appear almost instantaneous.

    Users should be careful not to link to cached temporary files, either in a servers "temp" directory or on their own hard disk. This applies to both Seventh party web pages as well as user bookmarks. Temporary files go away once they expire. Users who want to link or bookmark 7th Circuit Opinions can use links found in official 7th Circuit web pages..

  • •  Why don't some of my old bookmarks work? I made the bookmarks from links on the 7th Circuit web page.

    Links on the 7th Circuit web page are updated regularly. If you make bookmarks from our internal links, they will stop working when we make revisions to our web site. It is suggested that you only bookmark our root page at Otherwise, you will need to manually update your bookmarks from our current web page whenever your bookmarks become obsolete.

  • •  Who do you call to find out case or scheduling information?

    Call the number listed on the Contact Info page for the Clerk's Office

  • •  How do I open a PDF document?

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