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Young Lawyers Cocktail Reception in Indianapolis

Young Lawyers Cocktail Reception in Chicago

Board of Governors Meeting

5/3/2015 » 5/5/2015
64th Annual Meeting in Milwaukee

 Bankruptcy Judgeship

The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Please Join Us at the 64th Annual Meeting of
the 7th Circuit Bar Association
and the Judicial Conference of the Seventh Circuit


» Board of Governors Meeting «
East Bank Club
  -  December 6, 2014 - 10:00 AM

 Young Lawyer Events!   -

Space is limited at both events, so RSVP soon to guarantee your attendance. We look forward to seeing you there!

           Chicago:      The Seventh Circuit Bar Association invites you to a Young Lawyers Reception at Chicago's River Roast restaurant,
315 N, LaSalle St., on Wednesday, December 3rd, from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Come mingle with other young attorneys and meet our distinguished guests, Judge Manish Shah and Judge Sheila Finnegan.

Complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers will be provided.

The reception is open to all, and we especially encourage non-members to come learn what the Seventh Circuit Bar Association has to offer. Non-members will also have the opportunity to join the Association at a specially discounted rate.
The event is free for members and $10 for all others (though this fee can be applied toward the cost of membership).

To attend, simply RSVP at this link.  

Indianapolis:      The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section cordially invites you to attend a cocktail reception at
The Rathskeller,
401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 on Tuesday, December 2 from 6-8 p.m.  
Mingle and network with Seventh Circuit Bar Association members and local members of the federal judiciary,
including Judge John Tinder, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, and Judge Debra McVicker Lynch.  

In addition to the stellar company, beer, wine, and light appetizers will be provided.

You do not need to be a current Seventh Circuit Bar Association member to attend.  All you need to do to attend is RSVP to  Donna Johnson ( before Thanksgiving. 

• Proposed Amendments for Public Comment

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments
to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.


Click on link below to see the  proposed amendments approved for publication by the
Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in May 2014.

 Proposed Amendments for Public Comment (click for more)

                       • See below (or click this link) for "Rethinking the War on Drugs"  symposium videos
                    63rd Annual Meeting Agenda and Materials (here)  <<<                                                                                                

A Symposium Sponsored by:
Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation
and Co-Sponsored by:
Northwestern University School of Law and
The Harvard Club of Chicago
February 20-21, 2014
Thorne Auditorium
Northwestern University School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611

Click Here  to see videos from the

"Rethinking the War on Drugs"

Choose any or all of 15 videos covering
the entire 2 day program (free of charge)

Featured in this Issue:

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Remarks on the War on Drugs After 40 Years
  • Pleading Affirmative Defenses After Twombly and Iqbal, By Derek Molter
  • Handling Jury Instructions With Care, By Matthew D. Krueger and A.J. Peterman
  • Choosing ADR For Commercial Contract Disputes: the Good, the Bad, and the Common Law, By Freya K. Bowen
  • Emails, By Mark Neubauer
  • Petitions for Review of Second and Successive Class Certification Orders Under Rule 23(f):, By Frank M. Dickerson III
  • Quit Using Times New Roman! (and Other Thoughts on Legal Typography), By William Kat
  • A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Patent Jury Litigation, By Edward L. Foote and Peter McCabe
  • The Alien Tort Statute After Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, By Hon. Ian L. Levin (Retired) and John J. Pavich
  • Judge Sara Ellis, By Ron Safer   ---   Judge Andrea Wood,  by Jonathan Polish
  • A Tribute to Arlander Keys on His Retirement from the Bench, By Jeffrey Cole
  • A Tribute to Mike Mahoney on His Retirement from the Bench, By Iain Johnston



The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge
position for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Applicants must
also be willing to travel to other locations in the Seventh Circuit to handle cases as need arises.
Interested applicants may obtain an application here.

Persons interested in applying for this position should send their
applications to:
Collins T. Fitzpatrick
Circuit Executive
Bankruptcy Judge Application
Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit
2780 U.S. Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604

In making the appointment, applicants will be reviewed without discrimination as to race,
color, sex, religion, national origin, or disability. Applicants should be admitted to practice in at
least one state court and be members in good standing of every bar of which they are members.
Applicants should possess and have a reputation for integrity and good character and be of sound
physical and mental health. Applicants must possess and have demonstrated a commitment to
equal justice under law. Applicants must also possess and have demonstrated outstanding legal
ability and competence as evidenced by substantial legal experience, ability to deal with complex
legal problems, aptitude for legal scholarship and writing, and familiarity with courts and court
processes. Applicants must also possess demeanor, character, and personality to indicate that
they would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed to the position of United States Bankruptcy
Judge. The term of office is 14 years and the current salary is $183,172.
Pursuant to Section 120 of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of
1984, the Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit will make recommendations to the United
States Court of Appeals which will make the appointment. A
pplications are to be received by
December 15, 2014.







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