United States District Court

Northern District Of Illinois

Local Rules

LR40.2. Assignment Procedures

(a) Assigning New Case. The assignment clerk shall file each new case in accordance with procedures approved by the Court.

(b) Cases Filed After hours. A judge accepting a case for filing as an emergency matter outside of the normal business hours of the clerk’s office shall cause the initiating documents to be delivered to the clerk’s office as early as practicable on the next business day. On receipt of the initiating documents, the assignment clerk shall process the case in accordance with section (a).

(c) Mail-in Cases. All cases received through the mail for filing shall be filed and assigned in accordance with section (a). The process of filing and assignment shall be completed on the day of receipt, provided that all necessary initiating documents and filing fees are submitted.