Rule 16 Civil Jury Pre-Trial Procedure All cases set for jury trial shall be set for pre-trial conference which shall be held at least two weeks prior to trial. No order shall be required for this mandatory pre-trial conference. The attorneys who are to conduct the trial and all parties shall be present to consider such matters as will promote a fair and expeditious trial. All discovery should be completed three days prior to said conference. Opposing counsel or party must be given seven days notice on pre-trial motions to be heard at the pre-trial conference. Any pre- trial motions requiring testimony of witnesses for argument may, in the discretion of the Court, be continued to the day of trial. All amendments, pleas, and motions should be made or be completed at this conference. Upon failure to appear, the Judge may proceed with the conference ex-parte, if necessary, and enter any appropriate order including striking the jury demand and may impose terms.
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