The Court has prepared a Standing Order setting forth the form of Final Pretrial Order and other trial preparation procedures that it will normally use in consent cases. That Standing Order may be obtained from this website or from the courtroom deputy. The form of Final Pretrial Order used by the Court varies in certain regards from the form set forth in Local Rule 16.1. Counsel must read and follow the requirements in that Standing Order when filing a Final Pretrial Order in a consent case before the Court. The Court uses certain standard voir dire questions and jury instructions, which are available on this website. Parties also should consult the Federal Civil Jury Instructions of the Seventh Circuit, which are available on this website, for instructions that may be applicable to their case.
Preparation of Final Pretrial Order and Other Trial Materials
Standard Voir Dire Questions
Standard Preliminary Jury Instructions
Standard Final Jury Instructions