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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.