United States District Court
Northern District Of Illinois
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.