Judge Osterberger Standing Order

Effective January 3, 2023, all matters scheduled in Courtroom 705 will be heard IN PERSON.

Remote appearance by Zoom is not permitted unless expressly ordered by the Court pursuant to a properly filed motion.
The Court does not require courtesy copies of pleadings but will accept the same if provided by counsel.

Pre-trial memoranda shall be submitted to the Court via e-mail (judgeosterberger@il12thcourt.gov), with opposing counsel copied, 2 days before the scheduled pre-trial.  The Court does not require printed copies of the same.

Orders uploaded to Odyssey e-File Illinois will not be approved and signed prior to presentment in open court of same. Upon approval of an order, the Court will direct counsel to e-file the order for signature.

No exhibits or financial documents, including financial affidavits, shall be e-filed.  Exhibits may be presented at a hearing pursuant to the Illinois Rules of Evidence.

Motions shall be set for presentment, not hearing instanter.

The Court will hear motions instanter in its discretion on a case-by-case basis.

The Court's schedule is as follows: (1) 9:00 a.m. cases on status; (2) 9:00 a.m. presentment of motions; (3) 10:30 a.m. hearing of motions; (4) 1:30 p.m. trials and hearings as expressly set by the Court.