3 Things Lawyers Should Know About Litigating In Chicago

Law360 (November 27, 2019, 3:39 PM EST) -- The Northern District of Illinois can be a quirky place to practice for attorneys who don’t have a case there very often, with strict local procedural rules that can trip up an unsuspecting lawyer.

Here, Law360 shares tips outsiders should know from attorneys who frequent Chicago federal court.

Be Ready to Show Up in Court for Motions

Many of Chicago's federal judges require attorneys to appear in court at what are called presentment hearings within two to four days of filing a motion, instead of handling new motions solely through written orders. This can come as a surprise to many out-of-state...

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