All Proposed Orders, other than Proposed Case Management Orders and Pretrial Orders, are technically not to be "filed." Rather, they are to be "submitted" to the judge to consider, to modify, if appropriate, and to enter electronically. For example, proposed orders such as stipulated confidentiality orders require court approval before actually being given full effect. To prevent confusion, such proposed orders must be attached to an e-mail sent to the e-mail address of the assigned judge, Proposed_Order_Johnston@ilnd.uscourts.gov. .The subject line of the e-mail must include the case number and name, the docket number of the corresponding motion, if any, and the title of the order that is proposed. All such documents must be submitted to the Court in a format compatible with Microsoft Word, which is a "Save As" option in most word processing software. Such proposed orders should also be served on all parties.
Proposed Case Management Orders shall be filed with courtesy copies provided to the Court in accordance with the standing order on Case Management Orders.