BLMLcR 3.8 READINESS TRIAL HEARINGS A Readiness hearing shall be held before the Municipal Court Judge/Commissioner in every case in which a timely demand for trial by jury is made. At the hearing the City Attorney, the defendant, and the defendant's counsel (if any) must be present. By the Readiness Hearing date all discovery must be completed, and all motions must have been made and completed. Furthermore, parties shall advise the Court if the case can be settled by other than a jury trial. The Readiness Hearing date shall be set no later than five (5) judicial days before the date of trial. The Court will strike the scheduled Jury Trial and may issue a Bench Warrant for any party that does not appear at the Readiness Hearing. [Adopted October 7, 1998; renumbered effective September 1, 2008)]
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