In preparing a protective order, the parties should refer to General Order 12-0018 (Model Confidentiality Order). The parties are instructed to submit a Proposed Model Confidentiality Order to Judge Lefkow's Proposed Order Mailbox (see link on Judge Lefkow's webpage). After review by Judge Lefkow, the parties will be advised via e-mail regarding the order's approval. If approved, the parties should then submit a final "clean" version of the order as it is to appear on the court's docket.
A party who is granted leave to file a document under seal must file a redacted copy of the document for the public file. A copy of the redacted version must be submitted along with the motion for leave to file.