Section Newsletter Articles on Federal Court
Litigating like a professional in federal court
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
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.