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 Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood     
 


                                                       1.         Is your judgment final and appealable?

                                                       2 .        Post Judgment Motions

                                                       3.         Appellate Jurisdiction

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

                                                       5.        Appellate Standards of Review

                                                       6.       Tour of Seventh Circuit Clerk’s Office and Website

                                                       7.        Rule 33 Settlement Conference
                                  
                             8.      Motion Practice

                             9.        Good Brief Writing

                            10.      Effective Oral Argument

                            11.      Post Brief and Oral Argument Submissions of
                                       Clarification or Supplemental Authority

                            12.      Petitions for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc

                            13.      Recruitment and Appointment of Counsel in the 7th Circuit
 
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1. Is your judgment final and appealable?

Presenter:

Thomas M. Fisher, Solicitor General of Indiana

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2.  Post Judgment Motions

Presenter:

Carolyn Shapiro,
Associate Professor of Law
Co-Director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States

                                                                                                                                      


 
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                      3. Appellate Jurisdiction

                                 Presenter:

        Donald  Wall, Counsel to the Circuit Executive

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


Presenter:

Brian J. Paul, Faegre Baker Daniels

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                               5.  Appellate Standards of Review
                                                         
                                               Presenter:

                            Hon. Diane P Wood Chief Circuit Judge
                 United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


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6. Tour of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Website and Electronic Filing System


Presenters:

Gino J. Agnello, Clerk,
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 Jennifer Doerr, Electronic Case Filing System Manager
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

 
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  7. Rule 33 Settlement Conference

Presenter:

Joel Shapiro, Chief Mediator Seventh Circuit
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8. Motion Practice

Presenter:

J. Timothy Eaton,
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
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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

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 10. Effective Oral Argument

Presenters: 

David Hamilton, Circuit Judge,
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit,

Michael Scodro, Mayer Brown

 

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11. Post Brief and Oral Argument Submissions of
Clarification or Supplemental Authority

Presenter:

Michael Apfeld, Godfrey & Kohn

 

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12. Petitions for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc

Presenters:

John S. Skilton, Perkins Coie
Jade R. Lambert, King & Spalding

 
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13. Recruitment and Appointment of Counsel in the Seventh Circuit

Presenters:

Barry Levenstam,  Jenner and Block
Donald  Wall, Counsel to the Circuit Executive