[Firm Name]

[Firm Address]

[Firm Phone Number]

[Firm Fax]

[Firm Email]

[Attorney Name and Bar Number]

Attorney for Plaintiff(s)/Defendant(s)


[Trial Court System], [County]


[Plaintiff Name(s)],










Case No.




Assigned to the Hon. [Judge]



This matter came before the Court on [identification of moving party]’s Motion to File Document(s) Under Seal. The Court has received and considered the memoranda and has heard the arguments of counsel.

Based on the matters presented, and pursuant to [local civil rule]:, the Court makes the following findings and orders:

  1. The Clerk of the Court is ordered to file the following under seal: [identification of document or specific portions of document that may be filed under seal].
  2. An overriding interest exists that supports filing the [document/portions of document] identified above under seal and overcomes the public’s right of access, in that [description of interest];
  3. There is a substantial probability of prejudice to [identification of whether prejudice is to movant or another person] if sealing is not ordered, in that [description of prejudice];
  4. The proposed restriction on public access is no greater than necessary to preserve the confidentiality of the information to be sealed and subject to the overriding interest; and
  5. No reasonable, less restrictive alternative exists to preserve the confidentiality of the information to be sealed.


IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, pursuant to [local civil rule]:

  1. If not already done, the [name of movant] must file a publicly accessible version of the document that redacts only those portions of the document ordered to be sealed under this Order; and
  2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to file under seal the unredacted version of the document lodged with the Court.



Dated this [Day] of [Month], [Year].



[Name of Judge]

Presiding Judge of [Court System], County of [County]