Judge Lund’s Standing Orders for Self-Represented Litigants in Room 704

  1. Be prepared for each court date.
  2. All court dates require personal attendance unless an exception has been authorized by the Court.
  3. Defendants must file an appearance with the Clerk of the Court before participation in court will be allowed.
  4. Financial affidavits should be filed with the clerk by each side before the court will make any financial decisions.  Failure to file affidavits may result in the court imputing financial conditions to the party not filing.
  5. It is the movant’s obligation to set out in each motion details such as the document that gives him/her the ability to make the motion, the date such document was signed or debt incurred, any calculation used by the movant, and the total amount believed to be owed.  It is then the obligation of the side that prevails to prepare an order for the judge that reflects the ruling.

  6. Most cases will be scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.  Matters expected to take more than a few minutes to conclude may be scheduled later in the morning.  Trials and extended matters will commence at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  7. If communication with the court is needed away from the courtroom, the only method is via e-mail (judgelund@il12thcourt.gov) with a copy to the other side.
  8. Motions and supporting materials must be filed at least 3 days before the hearing date.  Do not send courtesy copies of such material as the Judge has access to almost all filed material.