Pursuant to Local Rule 2.5.8, all parties to Unlimited and Limited Civil Cases set for trial, absent prior approval from the CJAP or Civil Presiding Judge, are required to attend a Trial Readiness Hearing occurring the Friday immediately preceding their trial date at 9:30 a.m., in Department 501.
Inquiry will be made as to the case status, time estimates, whether a jury is still requested etc., and the parties will be assigned to a further mandatory settlement conference (see Local Rule 2.6.2). The settlement conference shall be subject to the provisions of Local Rule 2.5.5.
The parties will be expected to acknowledge that they have met and conferred as directed in Local Rule 2.6.1., and are prepared to provide all pre trial documents to the court including Trial Briefs, in limine motions, jury instructions etc.
The Trial Readiness hearing will be conducted in accordance with Local Rule 2.6.2. All parties, whether represented or in pro per, are expected to be familiar, and to comply, with the rules cited herein.