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What papers have been filed with the court so far in the lawsuit?
At the pre-trial conference, the judge (or his/her designee) will ask the parties how much time will be necessary for discovery, will there be experts, try to get a feel for how simple or complex the case will be, how much time will be needed for trial, whether the parties are receptive to alternative dispute resolution (e.g., arbitration, facilitation, etc.).
At the pre-trial conference, the parties should leave with some type of "game plan" of timeline goals of how the rest of the case will proceed.
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The court will hear the motion and decide if the requested material needs to be produced. If the court decides that the material needs to be produced, it will order it.
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