Judicial Council

The Seventh Circuit Judicial Council is the policy‐making body for the circuit. It consists of twenty‐one voting members, both active circuit and district judges, as well as a bankruptcy and magistrate judge who serve in a non‐voting role. As provided by statute and regulation, the Council oversees important aspects of circuit‐wide administration “for the effective and expeditious administration of justice.” 28 U.S.C. § 332. In particular, the Council reviews judicial‐conduct and disability matters, oversees large space and facilities projects within the circuit, approves local court rules and plans for consistency and compliance, and implements policies for the smooth, fair, and efficient operation of the circuit.

  Chief Circuit Judge Diane S. SykesU.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Frank H. EasterbrookU.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Michael S. KanneU.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge David F. Hamilton U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Michael B. Brennan U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Michael Y. Scudder, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Amy J. St. Eve U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Thomas L. Kirsch II U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Circuit Judge Candace Jackson-Akiwumi U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Chief District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer Illinois Northern District Court
  Chief District Judge Jon DeGuilio Indiana Northern District Court
  Chief District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt Indiana Southern District Court
  Chief District Judge Sara Darrow Illinois Central District Court
  Chief District Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel Illinois Southern District Court
  Chief District Judge James D. Peterson Wisconsin Western District Court
  Chief District Judge Pamela Pepper Wisconsin Eastern District Court
  District Judge Gary S. Feinerman Illinois Northern District Court
  District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman Illinois Northern District Court
  District Judge Edmond E. Chang Illinois Northern District Court
  Chief Judge Laura K. Grandy (non‐voting) Illinois Southern Bankruptcy Court
  Magistrate Judge Sunil R. Harjani (non‐voting) Illinois Northern District Court