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Zimmerman's Research Guide


United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

The Court posts recent opinions, docket sheets, briefs, court rules, operating procedures, filing information, pattern jury instructions, and more (www.ca7.uscourts.gov/). Free opinions are available from Google Scholar (1920s-present) FindLaw (1996-present) and LexisONE (back 10 years). For deeper databases, nicer printouts, etc., get opinions from Lexis, Westlaw, LOIS, FastCase and/or Versuslaw.

Oral Arguments: The Court posts recordings of oral arguments starting in 2001. You can search transcripts of oral arguments on Westlaw (CTA7-ORALARG for arguments before 7th Circuit or ORALARG-ALL to search all the oral argument transcripts available).

Practice Guides: See The Attorney's Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals from the Wisconsin Bar and/or the Practitioner's Handbook, posted free by the Court.

See Also
Case Pulls
Court Clerks / Court Houses
Docket Sheets
Federal Court Rules
Jury Instructions
United States Court of Appeals
United States Courts, generally
Unreported Decisions

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