chapter 9 - setting civil cases for trial and for pre-trial mandatory settlement conferences

9.1 Authority of Calendar Coordinator Regarding Settings

The setting of cases for trial and for pre-trial and mandatory settlement conferences is done by the presiding judge of the superior court, who has delegated initial authroity in these matters to the calendar coordinator. The clerk of the court does not perform any function with respect to settings. (eff. 6/30/91)

9.2 At-Issue Memorandum

As soon as a case is at issue, plaintiff's counsel will file an at-issue memorandum conforming to rule 209, California Rules of Court, on a form obtained from the clerk of the court. (eff. 6/30/91)

9.3 Civil Active List

When the court deems a case to be at issue or when a party has filed an at-issue memorandum and the case is at issue, the case will be placed on the civil active list and set for trial by the calendar coordinator. (eff. 6/30/91)

9.4 Setting Cases for Trial

Pursuant to rule 221, California Rules of Court, all cases shall be set for trial without a trial setting conference.

Trial dates will be selected by the calendar coordinator who will consider the nature of the case, the information provided by each at-issue memorandum and the condition of the court's calendar. The actual setting of the case for trial will be done by order of the court. (eff. 6/30/91)

9.5 Requests for Changes in Trial Dates

Changes in trial dates will not be made upon informal requests but should be sought by a noticed motion supported by a showing of good cause. (eff. 6/30/91)

9.6 Setting for Mandatory Settlement Conference

In every case in which an at issue memorandum reflects an estimated trial time exceeding one day, a mandatory settlement confrerence will be set for a date approximately two weeks prior to the trial date. (eff. 6/30/91)