Submitting a Proposed Order
Proposed orders should not be filed directly onto the docket, even if the parties agree on the order. Instead, unless the Court has directed otherwise, a party must file a motion asking the Court to enter the order, and attach a copy of the proposed order to the motion. For example, even proposed orders such as stipulated protective orders require the Court's approval before actually being given full effect and entered. Contemporaneously with filing a motion to enter a proposed order, the movant must also e-mail the proposed order to the e-mail address of the assigned judge, Proposed_Order_Chang@ilnd.uscourts.gov
. This will allow the Court to edit the order if necessary. The subject line of the e-mail must include the case number and name, the docket number of the corresponding motion, and the title of the order that is proposed. Attachments must be submitted to the court in a format compatible with Microsoft Word, which is a "Save As" option in most word processing software. And proposed orders should also be served on all parties.