Appellate Practice in the Seventh Circuit

 
Welcome to a series of programs about appellate practice in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Seventh Circuit Bar Association has prepared video segments on the steps in an appeal that will be very helpful to many lawyers. Each topic that you may encounter in appellate practice will have a separate segment and you will be able to listen to experts in the field on each of these matters as your appeal progresses. So if you are preparing for an oral argument, you click on the oral argument segment and you will hear from an appellate practitioner and a Circuit Judge on how to prepare for your argument and what to expect on the day you give it. We hope you will find these segments useful.

Chief Judge Diane P. Wood

 

1. Is your judgment final and appealable?
Presenter: Thomas M. Fisher, Solicitor General of Indiana

 

2. Post Judgment Motions
Presenter: Carolyn Shapiro,

Associate Professor of Law

Co-Director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States


                       3. Appellate Jurisdiction
Presenter: Donald Wall, Counsel to the Circuit Executive

 

4. Initiating an appeal in the Seventh Circuit
– Notice of Appeal, Docketing Statement and Record

                             Presenter: Brian J. Paul,  Faegre Baker Daniels

 
   
 5. Appellate Standards of Review
Presenter: Hon. Diane P Wood Chief Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  6. Tour of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Website and Electronic Filing System
Presenters: Gino J. Agnello, Clerk
 Jennifer Doerr, Electronic Case Filing System Manager
 




 

7. Rule 33 Settlement Conference

Presenter; Joel Shairo, Chief Circuit Mediator

 
    8. Motion Practice
Presenter: J. Timothy Eaton,
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
 
 
9. Good Brief Writing
Presenters: William Bauer, Circuit Judge,
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit,
David L. Franklin. Solicitor General of Illinois 
  10. Effective Oral ArgumentPresenters: David Hamilton, Circuit Judge,
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit,
Michael Scodro, Mayer Brown
 
11. Post Brief and Oral Argument Submissions
of clarification or Supplemental Authority
Presenter: Michael Apfeld
  12. Petitions for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc
Presenters: John S. Skilton, Perkins Coie
Jade R. Lambert, King & Spalding
   
13. Recruitment and Appointment of Counsel in the Seventh Circuit
Presenters: Barry Levenstam, Jenner and Block
Donald Wall, Counsel to the Circuit Executive