Judge Meyers- Standing Order Courtroom 701- updated 1/16/24

Appearance in Court/ZOOM

All Pre-Trials, Hearings, Trials and Prove-Ups shall be in person.

Attorneys and/or litigants may, only on MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, appear via Zoom for case management conferences, statuses and presentation of motions.  Advance permission from the Court to appear via Zoom is not required for such appearances.  When appearing via Zoom, attorneys and litigants must display their entire name, remain muted until addressed by the Court, and turn on their camera with their face displayed when addressed by the Court.


Statuses and presentation of motions shall be at 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.  Motions shall be set for presentment, not hearing instanter.  At the Court's discretion and on a case-by-case basis, Motions may be heard instanter.   


Subject to the Court’s schedule, Prove-Ups will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.  A hard copy of ALL Prove-Up documents shall be submitted to the Court on or prior to the scheduled Court date.   


 Subject to the Court’s schedule, hearings will be held at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Trials will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Trial memoranda and exhibits shall be exchanged between the parties and print copies tendered to the Court seven (7) days prior to trial.  Trial exhibits shall include any agreed stipulations of the parties and all exhibit notebooks shall be properly marked and include a corresponding exhibit list (first page of the binder).

Pre-Trials/Pre-Trial Memorandums

Subject to the Court’s schedule, Pre-Trials will be at 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Scheduled Pre-Trials will not commence without the Court receiving the following by 4:30 p.m. three (3) business days prior the Pre-Trial:

  1. A hard copy of the Pre-Trial Memorandum, which shall identify the date/time of the pre-trial, the filing date of all pending petitions/motions, and contact information for counsels of record.
  2. If support is an issue to be addressed at the pre-trial, a Financial Affidavit dated not later than six (6) months prior to the pre-trial, and the most recent support calculations.

Opposing counsel shall be copied on all Pre-Trial Memorandums.

Pre-Trial Memorandums and other required documents may be e-mailed (Judgemeyers@il12thcourt.gov), or delivered via first-class or overnight mail addressed to Judge Meyers at the Will County Courthouse, or hand-delivered to the Law Library or Courtroom 701.


Orders shall be submitted in Court or uploaded to Odyssey e-File by 3:30 p.m. on the date the matter is heard.  Orders submitted via Odyssey e-File will not be approved and signed prior to presentment in Court.

Courtesy Copies

The Court does not require courtesy copies of pleadings but will accept courtesy copies of contested matters that are substantive in nature.  A copy of cited case law, if any, shall be included with the courtesy copy of the subject pleading(s).  

Regarding petitions for attorney’s fees, courtesy copies must be provided to the Court at least three (3) days prior to hearing and shall include an itemized billing statements. 

Communication with the Court

Communication with the Court must be in writing, with each counsel of record or self-represented litigant copied on the communication.