Standing Order for Settlement Conference
Judge Gilbert has adopted a Standing Order setting forth his settlement conference procedures. See Order Setting Settlement Conference. That Standing Order may be obtained from this website or from the courtroom deputy. Counsel and their clients must read and follow the procedures in that Standing Order prior to any settlement conference with the Court.
In preparation for the settlement conference, the parties should consider the Settlement Checklist/Term Sheet that Judge Gilbert may require the parties to complete at the conclusion of the settlement conference. This document covers the most common issues raised in finalizing a settlement agreement.