Perhaps one of the most annoying things to deal with as a commercial litigator is the repetitive and often pointless tussle over entering a stipulated confidentiality order.
This is especially complicated by the proclivities of a particular judge presiding over the case, coupled frequently with in house counsel who have their own opinions about protecting corporate documents and information, not to mention national outside counsel who don't practice here regularly and who think only they are capable of drafting a "perfect" confidentiality order.
Then there's opposing counsel.
Wouldn't it be easier if someone (I'm not mentioning any names)
did a mitzvah and took on the laboring oar of drafting a model stipulated confidentiality order that is streamlined and effective yet is sensitive to our local judges' concerns about turning every public filing into a secret Manhattan Project-type mission.
This person (again, I'm not naming any names)
could confer with our judges and practitioners and synthesize their concerns into a single template that also complies with the letter and spirit of our Local Rules.
If such a nice human being were to do this (listen, I don't want to presume anyone in particular)
that person would have done an enormous service for all of us and made our lives immeasurably better as well as saving our clients some time, money, and aggravation.
But what skilled and experienced litigator would be willing to take on such a project?