Judge Janet S. Baer

Courtroom 615
Chambers: (312) 435-6054

Courtroom Deputy: (312) 435-5653

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chambers 662
Chicago, IL 60604


Beginning November 7, 2022, the Court will resume in-court operations. All of Judge Baer's court calls will be  heard in accordance with the Local Rules as amended effective April 19, 2022. Pursuant to the Local Rules, attorneys and others can choose to appear on matters either (a) personally in court or (b) by video or audio using Zoom for Government. If a party intends to participate virtually and speak during the matter, participating by video with a functioning camera turned on is greatly preferred by the court.

The meeting ID and passcode below will be used for all video or audio participation in motion calls, regularly scheduled hearings and trials:

Meeting ID: 160 731 2971
Passcode: 587656

To join the ZoomGov Meeting:
-Join by website: https://www.zoomgov.com/join
-Join by phone: (669) 254-5252 or (646) 828-7666

This information is also posted on the Court's Chicago and Geneva schedules.


General Order 22-04 dated November 3, 2022 is applicable to all court proceedings and parties are expected to comply with that Order and the Self Certification outlined in the Order. See General Order 22-04.

In addition, pursuant to General Order 22-04, Judge Baer requires that any party appearing in person in her courtroom wear a mask. If fully vaccinated and boosted, that person may remove his or her mask when addressing the court but otherwise should continue to be masked in the courtroom. Non- vaccinated persons must remain masked at all times when in Judge Baer’s courtroom.


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Alex Dragonetti
Courtroom Deputy

Naomi Kogan Dein
Derrick Loving

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