In cases in which a written order is needed, rather than or in addition to a minute entry, Judge Kennelly requests that the draft order be submitted electronically rather than in paper form.
Proposed orders are not to be filed. Rather, they are to be submitted to the judge to consider, to modify, if appropriate, and to enter electronically. For example, proposed orders such as stipulated protective orders require court approval before actually being given full effect.
Such proposed orders must be attached to an e-mail sent to the following e-mail address: Proposed_Order_Kennelly@ilnd.uscourts.gov. The subject line of the e-mail must include the case number and name, the docket number of the corresponding motion, if any, and the title of the order that is proposed as indicated on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). All such documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word format. All other parties to the case must be copied on the email.
Orders submitted for electronic signature in accordance with these instructions should not be e-mailed until after the underlying motion or request is heard in open court. In many cases, a minute entry by the Clerk will suffice, and there will be no need for an electronically-signed order.