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Federal Civil Practice 2020 Edition

This title provides practical strategies and experienced advice for attorneys handling civil cases in the federal court system.

This handbook provides the detailed guidance you need for handling civil cases in the federal court system and gives you practical strategies and experienced advice on aspects of the process that are unique to civil actions in the federal system. Experienced attorneys and experienced judges guide you through each step in the federal civil process, from establishing jurisdiction to preserving issues for appeal, with practical strategies and insider tips. It includes a discussion of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, updated Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and local rule requirements, the Seventh Circuit’s position on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37, and the use of magistrate judges.

Chapter 1 — Subject-Matter Jurisdiction of Federal District Courts
Michael R. Robinson, Administrative Law Judge, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Springfield

Chapter 2 — Jurisdiction of Courts Other than District Courts
Brittany N. Meeker, Craig & Craig, Mt. Vernon

Chapter 3 — Personal Jurisdiction
Jeffrey A. Parness, Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb

Chapter 4 — Parties
Steven D. Hall, Mickes O’Toole, LLC, Saint Louis, MO

Chapter 5 — Venue in Federal Civil Cases
James V. O’Brien, Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., Brentwood, MO

Chapter 6 — Pleading Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Richard L. Miller II, Miller LLP, Chicago

Chapter 7 — Motion Practice
Richard L. Miller II, Miller LLP, Chicago

Chapter 8 — Discovery
Richard L. Miller II, Miller LLP, Chicago

Chapter 9 — Pretrial Procedures and Pretrial Conferences
Sean Koller, Daniel R. Campbell, and Sarah A. Fox, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Practicing Before United States Magistrate Judges
Jeffrey Cole, United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, Chicago

Chapter 11 — Trial of Federal Cases
Daniel R. Campbell, Sean Koller, and Emilie O’Toole, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago

Chapter 12 — Protecting the Record and Perfecting the Appeal
Robert Marc Chemers and Scott L. Howie, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago

Chapter 13 — Class Actions
Daniel R. Campbell, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago

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This handbook provides the detailed guidance you need for handling civil cases in the federal court system and gives you practical strategies and experienced advice on aspects of the process that are unique to civil actions in the federal system. Experienced attorneys and experienced judges guide you through each step in the federal civil process, from establishing jurisdiction to preserving issues for appeal, with practical strategies and insider tips. It includes a discussion of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, updated Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and local rule requirements, the Seventh Circuit’s position on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37, and the use of magistrate judges.

Chapter 1 — Subject-Matter Jurisdiction of Federal District Courts
Michael R. Robinson, Administrative Law Judge, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Springfield

Chapter 2 — Jurisdiction of Courts Other than District Courts
Brittany N. Meeker, Craig & Craig, Mt. Vernon

Chapter 3 — Personal Jurisdiction
Jeffrey A. Parness, Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb

Chapter 4 — Parties
Steven D. Hall, Mickes O’Toole, LLC, Saint Louis, MO

Chapter 5 — Venue in Federal Civil Cases
James V. O’Brien, Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., Brentwood, MO

Chapter 6 — Pleading Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Richard L. Miller II, Miller LLP, Chicago

Chapter 7 — Motion Practice
Richard L. Miller II, Miller LLP, Chicago

Chapter 8 — Discovery
Richard L. Miller II, Miller LLP, Chicago

Chapter 9 — Pretrial Procedures and Pretrial Conferences
Sean Koller, Daniel R. Campbell, and Sarah A. Fox, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Practicing Before United States Magistrate Judges
Jeffrey Cole, United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, Chicago

Chapter 11 — Trial of Federal Cases
Daniel R. Campbell, Sean Koller, and Emilie O’Toole, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago

Chapter 12 — Protecting the Record and Perfecting the Appeal
Robert Marc Chemers and Scott L. Howie, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago

Chapter 13 — Class Actions
Daniel R. Campbell, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago

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