You need to set out for the judge your case, or what you intend to prove at court. The plaintiff obviously has the burden to prove the case, but you should be considering what your defense to their claim is, ie: that the adversary should be denied because it fails to meet the exceptions to discharge because x, y. z (whatever he is arguing and why you feel it doesn't satisfy the statutory requirements to be non-dischargeable)
The judge wants to know that you are getting the requests for discovery in order- ie: you can request copies of documents that the plaintiff seeks to use against you..contracts
, payments etc. These all need to be requested by the court.
You should prepare a witness list, if any. You should also be prepared to tell the judge how you expect the case to be resolved, whether a settlement can be negotiated etc.
Basically the judge wants to hear what this case is about, what information is to be used, so they can figure out how the trial will proceed, how long etc.
Burden is more on the plaintiff, but you should have preliminary information ready. if you need clarification, you can call the court clerk or the judges law clerk for a list of information requested. Perhaps the judge has a local rule that sets out what they would like in each case, so you can prepare a proper defense.