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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, The Attorney's Guide to the
  • AK0224
  • 978-1-57862-256-6

890+ pp.; 5th ed., 2013
(includes 2014 -15 supplement)
2 Volume Set

Appealing to the 7th Circuit? You need this book!

If you were to attempt dashing off an appeal to the Seventh Circuit, your failure to properly observe the rules could result in rejection of your brief — or even a fine. Not to mention the time wasted on rewriting the brief and the loss of confidence your client could experience.

Luckily, you can avoid these results with The Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. It’ll become your road map to delivering a successful appeal.

Know where your appeal is going

You’ll proceed with confidence as the Guide walks you through the process of appealing to the Seventh Circuit. You’ll always know what to do next with the step-by-step guidance of experienced practitioners and court personnel. You’ll also be forewarned of known pitfalls — especially useful in an area of law you haven’t practiced before.

The 2014-15 supplement includes updates on several issues including:

  • Effective December 1, 2013, the provisions of Federal Rule of Appellate Practice 28 relating to statement of facts and statement of the case were significantly amended.
  • Three recent Seventh Circuit opinions and a legal article explored the Seventh Circuit’s views regarding motions to seal documents.
  • The Seventh Circuit no longer requires the filing of a certain document in conjunction with filing a notice of appeal.
  • The Seventh Circuit proposed amendments to its circuit rules.
  • Several recent cases dealt with recovery of fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), including issues of defining prevailing-party status, a substantially unjustified position by the government, exceptions to the attorney-fee cap, and bars to reimbursement.

Summary of contents

  1. Organization of the Court
  2. Jurisdiction
  3. Expedited Appeals, Emergency Appeals, and Temporary Relief Pending Appeal
  4. Preparing and Filing the Appeal
  5. Record on Appeal
  6. Direct Criminal Appeals
  7. Habeas Corpus: Conflicts Between State and Federal Courts
  8. In Forma Pauperis Appeals; Appointed Counsel
  9. Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions
  10. Motion Practice
  11. Standards of Review
  12. The Brief
  13. Scheduling Oral Argument; Submission Without Oral Argument
  14. Presenting Oral Argument
  15. Proceedings After the Argument
  16. Damages, Double Costs, and Fees
  • Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Circuit Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Operating Procedures
  • Plan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Federal Circuit to Supplement the Plans of the Several United States District Courts Within the Seventh Circuit

Save valuable draft-writing time

Helpful examples of how your brief and related papers should be formatted are just the start with this book. You’ll also save research time with the Guide’s index and topic tabs. And you’ll avoid blind alleys with useful charts and lists summarizing courses of action, along with appendices like the complete Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and the corresponding Seventh Circuit rules.

Make it your mainstay

You’ll find the Guide to be an excellent companion to the court's own rules of appellate procedure, and an indispensable resource. Once you consult it, you’ll make The Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals your first choice for guidance to getting your cases to their goal efficiently and correctly.

Order your copy today!

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