United States District Court


Northern District Of Illinois


Local Rules


LR83.40. Expenses


The party shall bear the cost of any expenses of the litigation or appeal to the extent reasonably feasible in light of the party’s financial condition. Such expenses shall include, but not be limited to discovery expenses, subpoena and witness fees, and transcript expenses. It shall be permissible for appointed counsel or the firm with which counsel is affiliated to advance part or all of the payment of any such expenses without requiring that the party remain ultimately liable for such expenses, except out of the proceeds of any recovery. However, the attorney or firm shall not be required to advance the payment of such expenses.


Expenses incurred by counsel appointed pursuant to LR83.36 or the firm with which counsel is affiliated may be reimbursed from the District Court Fund in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations Governing the Reimbursement of Expenses in Pro Bono Cases. The clerk will provide copies of the Regulations and the Plan for the Administration of the District Court Fund on request.