|Posted on October 19, 2016 at 1:40 PM|
The court may call for a case management conference at any time after initiation of a case. A party may request a case management conference 30 days after service of a petition. At the conference the court may address any number of issues, like: -schedule or reschedule the service documents; set or reset the time for trial; coordinate the progress of the action; limit or expedite discovery; schedule or hear motions; pursue the possibilities of settlement. A case management conference often helps the court and the parties to narrow issues and in some case, resolve issues and simplify matters for trial.