The Northern District of Illinois Clerk's Office will be closing at 3:00 PM on November 25, 2015. All filings will be accepted electronically through CM/ECF or in paper format at the drop boxes located in the lobby of the Dirksen Courthouse or the second floor of the Stanley J. Roszkowski Courthouse.

Posted on: November 25, 2015

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Chief Judge Rubén Castillo traveled to the Patent Court of Korea to present to the 2015 “International Intellectual Property (IP) Court Conference: court, IP and innovation.” Judge Castillo was invited to speak on a panel addressing “Harmonization and Cooperation in Patent Cases,” which included patent and IP judges from courts in Republic of Korea, Japan, and Germany.
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Ceremony Honoring Northern District of Illinois' Former Magistrate Judges
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Chief Judge Castillo with Judges from Mexico and South and Central America after his Spanish language presentation on U.S. Sentencing at the Clemente Ruiz U.S. District Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Courts Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday - November 26 and 27, 2015
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The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have published for public comment proposed amendments to their respective rules.
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