[Firm Phone Number]
[Attorney Name and Bar Number]
Attorney for Plaintiff(s)/Defendant(s)
[Trial Court System], [County]
Assigned to the Hon. [Judge]
This matter came before the Court on the parties’ Stipulation and Request for Court Order Authorizing Filing of Document(s) Under Seal. Based on the facts and legal authorities set forth in the Stipulation, and good cause appearing under [local civil rule], the Court makes the following findings and orders:
- The Clerk of the Court is ordered to file the following under seal: [identification of document or the specific portions of the document that may be filed under seal].
- 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];
- There is a substantial probability of prejudice to [[identification of party]/[identification of person]] if sealing is not ordered, in that [description of prejudice];
- 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
- No reasonable, less restrictive alternative exists to preserve the confidentiality of the information to be sealed.
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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED pursuant to [local civil rule]:
- If not already done, a publicly accessible version of the document must be filed that redacts only those portions of the document ordered to be sealed under this Order; and
- The Clerk of the Court is directed to file under seal the unredacted version of the document previously lodged with the Court.
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Dated this [Day] of [Month], [Year].
[Name of Judge]
Presiding Judge of [Court System], County of [County]