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Section Newsletter Articles on Federal Court

How to survive your first trip to federal court By Marron Mahoney Young Lawyers Division, October 2010 Your first time in federal court can be daunting... here are a few tips to make your experience more successful.
Litigating like a professional in federal court By Howard W. Anderson, III Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 The Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Seventh Federal Judicial Circuit are completely different from the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Make sure you learn them and apply them to your practice.
Practice in the Central District of Illinois By Hon. Michael P. McCuskey Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2007 The important thing that civil practitioners need to understand about federal court is that, unlike state court, their assigned district court judge has both a civil and criminal docket, which means that the Speedy Trial Act causes criminal trials to take priority over trial dates in civil cases.