Forms of Address for Cover Letters

Regular Federal Appellate and District Judges

1. The Honorable Jane Doe

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

2. The Honorable John Doe

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Dear Judge Doe:

Chief Federal Appellate and District Judges

1. The Honorable Jane Doe

Chief Judge

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

2. The Honorable John Doe

Chief Judge

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Dear Chief Judge Doe:

Federal Magistrate Judges

The Honorable Jasper Doe

Magistrate Judge

U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Dear Magistrate Judge Doe:

Bankruptcy Judges

The Honorable Janice Doe

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Dear Judge Doe:

Senior Status Judges

The Honorable Julius Doe

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Dear Judge Doe:

State Supreme Court Justices

The Honorable Joe Doe

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Dear Justice Doe:

Chief State Supreme Court Justices

The Honorable Judy Doe

Chief Justice

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Dear Chief Justice Doe:

State Appellate Judges

The Honorable John Doe

Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Dear Judge Doe:

(Note: Some states' intermediate appellate judges use the title "Justice." Check the Judicial Yellow Book to be sure.)

State Trial Judges

The Honorable Jack Doe

Dane County Circuit Court

Dear Judge Doe:

(Note: Some states use different titles for their trial court judges. Check the state court web site to be sure.)

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