LCrRLJ 6.1 JURY TRIAL READINESS HEARING A Jury Trial Readiness Hearing will be scheduled during the week prior to the Jury Term Week. The Defendant must be present with his or her attorney, who may appear telephonically when called. The failure of the Defendant to appear at this hearing, unless excused by the Court, may result in the issuance of a bench warrant and the jury trial being stricken, and shall be deemed a Waiver of the Defendant’s Right to Speedy Trial. At the hearing the following matters will be concluded: 1. All plea negotiations; 2. Exchange of witness lists; 3. Providing any discovery not previously completed by the Pre- Trial Conference; and, 4. Motions on legal issues arising subsequent to the Jury Pre- Trial Conference or on issues arising due to new evidence. When a cause assigned for jury trial is settled, or will not be tried by a jury for any reason, notice of that fact shall be given immediately to the Court Clerk. In the event the notice is given after the readiness hearing, the party electing not to have it’s case heard by a jury shall pay a jury administrative reimbursement fee equal to the actual costs incurred by the Court for the jury trial, unless the Judge determines that those costs and fees shall not be paid. [Effective September 1, 2002, amended effective September 1, 2003]
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