Northern District of Illinois

On December 3, 2020, from 3:00 – 5:30 pm CT the IP Law Symposium Committee, including Co-Chairs Jim Muraff of McDonald Hopkins LLC and Matt Marrone of McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., and Vice Chair Viren Soni of the CME Group, are hosting a series of fireside chats and panels where you will hear directly

The Northern District of Illinois has a critical number of vacancies. Judge St. Eve just left for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Zagel took senior status in October 2016. Judge Zagel took senior status in March 2017 and passed away shortly thereafter. Judge Der-Yeghiayan retired in February 2018. Senior Judge Shadur (who maintained a very full

On October 1, 2017, the Northern District began including a screenshot of any internet citation made in a judicial opinion as a separate docket entry associated with the opinion. The Seventh Circuit Library has been gathering and archiving screenshots of any internet citation in Northern District judicial opinions since January 2007. This move by the

Chief Judge Holderman has instituted an operations plan in the event of a federal government shutdown. The Northern District will operate normally for the first two weeks of any shutdown. Should a shutdown continue longer than two weeks, the Northern District will operate with essential personnel as set forth by the United States Court’s Administrative Office. Here is the full text of Chief Judge Holderman’s statement:
To the People of the Northern District of Illinois,
Please be assured that here in the Northern District of Illinois, Clerk of the Court Mike Dobbins and I have conferred and have developed a plan for our court to deal in the short term with the contingency now facing us of Congress failing to pass the federal budget or to authorize another continuing resolution.
We will keep the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois open and functioning with only minor modifications in our procedures for at least two weeks if Congress fails to establish a budget to keep the United States Government functioning. If the shutdown continues longer than two weeks, the court will continue to operate with essential personnel as defined by guidelines issued by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.
We plan to continue to provide justice to the fullest extent possible and in the same excellent way as we have in the past. Thank you for your understanding.
Chief Judge James F. Holderman

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The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program is sponsoring a free e-discovery webinar on April 6, 2011 from noon until 1:30 pm CDT. This is the next in a series of e-discovery seminars sponsored by the local federal courts which have been excellent so far. Participation is limited to 1,500. So, sign up early — click here to register. Attendance for the past events has been impressive. 1.5 hours of MCLE credit have been applied for in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Here are the details of the webinar from the Northern District’s inviation:
What Everyone Should Know About the Mechanics of E-Discovery
April 6, 2011 – Noon – 1:30 p.m. (CDT)
Understanding the mechanics of electronic discovery is essential to your effectiveness in litigation and to fulfill your responsibility to your clients. The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, together with Merrill Corporation, has developed a program designed to assist you in mastering the e-discovery challenges of today’s litigation and to help you manage the preservation, retrieval and production of ESI through the e-discovery process. You will gain information including:
A basic understanding of the terminology unique to the realm of e-discovery.
The meaning of preservation and how to achieve this crucial obligation in an evolving technological landscape.
How to assess and manage the challenges of an e-discovery project.
A foundational understanding to help you identify potential e-discovery pitfalls and potential problems.

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