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Appellate Advocacy Research Guide: Appellate Advocacy Rules

This guide provides links to and descriptions of the Library's best and most popular appellate advocacy resources . It includes resources on state and federal rules, brief writing, oral argument, and appellate practice before state and federal courts.

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This page contains links to Illinois and federal appellate court rules in three formats:

Rules of Appellate Procedure--Illinois and Federal-Print Resources

These desk books are available in the Library.  Annotated versions of the Illinois rules and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure are available through the annotated sets of Illinois Compiled Statutes and the United States Code (USCA and USCS) respectively.

Rules of Appellate Procedure--Illinois and Federal-Commercial Databases

Rules of Appellate Procedure--Illinois and Federal-Free Sources

Below are links to pertinent Illinois and federal rules of appellate procedure, including the local court rules for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the local rules for the Illinois Court of Appeals, First District.

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