Chief Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar

Courtroom 642
Chambers: (312) 435-5642

Courtroom Deputy: (312) 435-5531

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chambers 638
Chicago, IL 60604

On November 7, 2022, the court resumed in-court operations and uses a hybrid in-person/video scheme for motion calls.  Attorneys and parties may appear on a motion either in person in the courtroom or by video using Zoom for Government.  Motions noticed for presentment must use the notice of motion form available as Local Form G-3 on the court’s web site.

All trials before Judge Goldgar will be conducted in court.

Important:  Face masks must be worn in Judge Goldgar’s courtroom.  (Exceptions:  an attorney who is examining a witness and a witness who is testifying.)

Zoom for Government can be accessed at  Depending on the motion call, use these Zoom Meeting IDs and Passcodes:

All Monday Chapter 7 and 11 Calls
Meeting ID: 161 500 0972
Passcode: 726993

All Tuesday Chapter 13 Calls
Meeting ID: 161 319 7225
Passcode: 584922

All Lake County Calls
Meeting ID: 160 817 7512
Passcode: 623389

Notice of Occurrence of Effective Date of the Debtors' Third Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization

Staff Information

Nancy Castellano
Courtroom Deputy

Kim Krawczyk
Amy Lorenc
Law Clerks

Judge Tabs