The Court has prepared a Standing Order setting forth its settlement conference procedures. That Standing Order may be obtained from this website or from the Courtroom Deputy. Counsel and their clients must read the procedures in that Standing Order prior to any settlement conference with the Court and follow the procedures.
Standing Order for Settlement Conferences
In preparation for the settlement conference, the parties should consider the Settlement Checklist/Term Sheet
that Judge Finnegan often requires the parties to complete at the conclusion of the settlement conference. This document covers the most common issues raised in finalizing a settlement agreement.