Proposed Orders are technically not to be "filed"; rather, they are to be "submitted" to the Judge to consider, to modify, and, if appropriate, to enter electronically. For example, proposed orders such as agreed 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_Blakey@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 Word format. Such proposed orders should also be served on all parties. Again, parties should not file proposed orders on the electronic docket; orders should only be filed by the Judge.