pretrial conference

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Noun1.pretrial conference - (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases
group discussion, conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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'Finding the instant application to be sufficient in form and substance with the required fees having been paid, the Commission hereby sets the determination of compliance with the jurisdictional requirements, expository presentations, pretrial conference and presentation of evidence,' said the ERC.
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A pretrial conference has been set for October 31 in the U.S.
In his motion, Enrile cited Section 1(f) Rule 118 of the Rules of Court, which states that a pretrial conference should consider, among other things, "a fair and expeditious trial of the criminal and civil aspects of the case."
And as per their participation in the trial, it will be decided during the pretrial conference but for now their interest will be represented by the state, the court said.
class="MsoNormalThe case will be heard on October 7 and 8, with a pretrial conference scheduled for July 30.
Q: What is the significance of the admissions and/or stipulations entered into by the party litigants during the pretrial conference?
5, 2017, the court directed that pretrial motions be filed at least 14 days prior to the pretrial conference. The defendant jumped his bond and did not appear for the trial on May 1, 2017.
Cooper resists the submission as being unmeritorious, arguing that the statute provides that there should be a meeting of the mind of an attorney of the defendants and the prosecuting attorney for a pretrial conference [before the request can be made in court].
Accordingly, I attended the court ordered pretrial conference with my client and cleared my calendar for the rest of the afternoon with the expectation that we would be sent to mediate the case directly after the pretrial conference.
The parties have until December 2018 to finalize their discovery efforts and a Pretrial Conference has been set for April 9, 2019.