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Attorney's Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Product ID: AE0224_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-519-2

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.

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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.

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890+ pp.; 6th ed., 2017-2018
(includes 2018-2019 supplement and 2019-2020 supplement)
2 Volume Set

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

Appendices

  • 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

Keep curent with supplements

The 2018–2019 supplement includes a number of legal developments, including the following:

  • The rescinding of 7th Cir. R. 11 and the current rule dealing with extension requests, as well as a new policy regarding requesting videorecording of an argument
  • Updated discussion of the timing of oral arguments
  • Certification of a question by the Seventh Circuit to the Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Completely updated, revised, and replaced chapters 6 (Direct Criminal Appeals) and 7 (Habeas Corpus:  Conflict Between State and Federal Courts)
  • A 2019 U.S. Supreme Court decision resolving a conflict among the circuits regarding whether a defense attorney is per se ineffective for failing to file a notice of appeal at the client’s request when the client has signed an appeal waiver

The 2019-2020 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • Changes to the disclosure statement requirements under Fed. R. App. P. 26.1
  • An opinion from the Seventh Circuit in 2019 explaining some of the unique appellate issues presented by bankruptcy cases
  • Completely updated, revised, and replaced chapter 7, Habeas Corpus: Conflict Between State & Federal Courts
  • A Seventh Circuit opinion from 2019 exploring whether Fed. R. App. P. 10 gives the court of appeals authority to admit on appeal documents not made part of the record in the district court
  • A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve intercircuit differences on how to assess substantial justification when claimants presented multiple issues and the government was justified in defending some, but not all, issues
  • A recent published and several unpublished Seventh Circuit opinions demonstrating the court’s increasing willingness to impose sanctions on its own motion for abusive litigation practices

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