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The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has five United States District Judges and four United States Magistrate Judges presiding. The Honorable Michael J. Reagan presides as chief judge.

The Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Seventh Federal Judicial Circuit are published in the Practitioner’s Handbook, by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to appearing before the Court, all parties should become familiar with the individual practices of the judge who has been assigned to their case.

Submitting a Proposed Document

Some documents are technically not to be “filed.” Rather, they are to be “submitted.” For example, a proposed order, proposed amended complaint, proposed documents to be filed out of time, writ, post-judgment notice, and certain stipulations require court approval before actually being filed and given full effect. Because in the ECF system docket entries themselves have the full force of a court order, to prevent confusion, such documents must be attached to an e-mail sent to the e-mail address of the assigned judge. The subject line of the e-mail must include the case number, the corresponding document number, and brief description of the proposed document as indicated on the NEF. All such documents must be submitted to the court in a format compatible with Microsoft Word. Such proposed documents should also be served on all parties. The judges’ e-mail addresses for such documents are as follows:

Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan MJRpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
Judge David R. Herndon DRHpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel NJRpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
Judge Staci M. Yandle SMYpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
Senior Judge J. Phil Gilbert JPGpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson DGWpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams SCWpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
Magistrate Judge Reona J. Daly RJDpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
Recalled Magistrate Judge Clifford J. Proud CJPpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov
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