An attorney may address a procedural or scheduling question that cannot be answered by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Local Rules, or the Scheduling Order to the Courtroom Deputy or to the Judge's Law Clerks. Questions regarding what has/has not been filed should be addressed to the District Clerk's office. Neither the Courtroom Deputy nor the Law Clerks will give legal advice or predict what the Court will do on a given matter.
The sample forms on this website are representative examples of orders typically used by Judge Johnson. Counsel are advised that these sample form orders may be changed without notice, and are frequently changed by the Court to fit the circumstances of the particular case
Parties desiring entry of a protective order under Rule 26(c), except in patent cases, must either (a) request entry of an order in Judge Johnson's standard form (found below, or (b) if entry of a protective order in a different form is requested, the motion must (1) explain why Judge Johnson's standard form is inadequate in the particular circumstances of the case, and (2) include a redlined version of the requested form showing where it differs from Judge Johnson's standard form.