skip to main content
The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Standing Orders for Courtroom 2010

Judge Brian McKillip

The purpose of this Standing Order is to guide attorneys and pro se litigants who appear in Courtroom 2010 in order to promote the consistent and efficient handling of all cases.

All civil cases, as well as pleadings in existing civil matters, will be required to be filed electronically.  E-file in DuPage County is online at https://www.i2File.net

 All motions and petitions may be electronically scheduled through https://www.i2file.net or by calling the Judge's secretary, Denise Hansen, (630)407-8803.  Parties are to provide the Judge with a courtesy copy of any motion or petition five (5) court days prior to the first presentment of the motion or petition.  The pleading may be mailed to the Judge in care of his secretary, Denise Hansen, or may be emailed to:

Brian.McKillip@18thjudicial.org

Motions or petitions emailed to the Judge MUST show the case name, case number and date the motion is being presented in the subject line.

Pleadings, motions, petitions and briefs MAY NOT be faxed.  Dismissal Orders may be faxed.

Telephonic appearances are allowed through CourtCall.  Consult the Standing Order Concerning Telephonic Appearances.

Courtroom Schedule

Monday - Thursday - 9:00am - Status Call

            Status on active cases, case management conferences, presentation of motions.

Monday - 9:30am - Jury Trials

            Attorneys and pro se litigants must comply with the ORDER SETTING JURY TRIAL.

Tuesday - Thursday - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Hearings on Contested Motions

            Counsel and pro se litigants must comply with Local Rule 6.05 and this Standing Order.

Monday - 9:30am - Jury Trials

            Attorneys and pro se litigants must comply with the ORDER SETTING JURY TRIAL.

Tuesday - Thursday - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Hearings on Contested Motions

            Counsel and pro se litigants must comply with Local Rule 6.05 and this Standing Order.

Tuesday - Thursday - 1:30pm - Bench Trials

            Counsel and pro se litigants must comply with the ORDER SETTING BENCH TRIAL.

Friday - 9:00am - 4:30pm ­- Final Trial Conferences and Pre-Trials

            Final Trial Conferences are generally set the week preceding a Jury Trial. The attorneys and pro se litigants must comply with the ORDER SETTING JURY TRIAL.

Pre-Trials

Pre-Trials are set on the motion of a party or on the Court's motion in an effort to identify and narrow the issues and promote settlement. Attorneys are expected to submit to the judge a Pre-Trial Memorandum a minimum of five (5) court days prior to the scheduled Pre-Trial. It may be submitted by email; faxes will not be accepted.

Motions-Petitions

All motions and petitions are to be scheduled through https://www.i2file.net or by calling the Judge's secretary.  Parties are to provide the judge with a courtesy copy of any motion or petition five (5) court days prior to the first presentment of the motion or petition.  The pleading may be mailed to the Judge in care of Denise Hansen, Secretary, or may be emailed to:

Brian.McKillip@18thjudicial.org

If a motion or other pleading is emailed, the subject line MUST contain the case name, case number and date of presentment or it shall be rejected. Failure to provide a courtesy copy may result in the motion not being heard or set for hearing.

Providing the court with a courtesy copy of the motion at the time of presentment does not satisfy the moving party's obligation to provide printed courtesy copies under Local Rule 6.05.  Failure to comply with Local Rule 6.05 may result in the motion being reset for hearing to another date, the motion being stricken or denied.

All motions, pleadings and orders shall comply with Local Rule 6.05, including the requirement that type be no less than 12 characters per inch(10 point font) and that no motion or response may exceed 10 pages without leave of court.

A request for alternative service by special order of court under §2-302.1 of the Code of Civil Procedure must be made by written motion supported by affidavit showing diligent inquiry of the defendant's location.

Default Judgments

No default judgment will be entered unless all documents necessary to support the default judgment are on file with the Clerk's office prior to hearing on the request for a default judgment.  Required documents include proof of service of summons, affidavit concerning military service if necessary, affidavit of attorney's fees, if applicable, and any other necessary document.

If a request is made for attorneys' fees to be awarded as part of a judgment, a legible copy of the document authorizing an award of fees must be presented for the court's review at the time of entry of the judgment, as well as the affidavit for attorney fees required by Local Rule 6.09.

Jury Trials

Attorneys should familiarize themselves with the Standing Order for Jury Trial Procedures and the Jury Instruction Protocol.

Miscellaneous and Courtroom Decorum

A request for an interpreter should be made at the time the case is set for hearing, arbitration or trial, but in no event less than two weeks prior to the date set.

When you have approached the bench, identify yourself by giving the line number, your name, and the name of the party you represent.  Do not identify yourself while you are approaching the bench.  The microphone may not pick-up your voice.

All pre-judgment cases must have a future date. Write the line number on the top of all orders submitted. All orders submitted. 

All attorneys are expected to dress and act professionally at all times.

Do not approach the bench wearing an overcoat, chewing gum or carrying a weapon.