LCrR 5.1.2 Bench Trial - Confirmation - Notification of Court (a) All cases set for trial to the court without a jury may be set for a Confirmation Hearing prior to the trial date. The prosecutor, defense counsel and the defendant shall attend the confirmation hearing. If the defendant fails to appear for the confirmation hearing, a warrant for the arrest of the defendant may issue, and the court may continue or strike any scheduled hearing or trial date. If the prosecutor or defense counsel fails to appear at the pre- trial hearing, the court may impose terms and any other sanctions authorized by law, and the court may continue or strike any scheduled hearing or trial date. At the Confirmation Hearing, all parties are expected to verify readiness to proceed to trial, or to propose an alternate disposition. When a case assigned for trial to the court is settled or will not be tried for any reason, notice of that fact shall be given immediately to the court. The court may impose terms in the event a case settles after the Confirmation Hearing. [Adopted effective September 1, 2003; Amended effective July 1, 2007; Amended effective September 1, 2009.]
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