LFPMCLR 8.2.3 JURY TRIAL SETTINGS a) The jury term will be the first week of the month unless otherwise set by the Court. b) At the defendant’s Pre-trial Hearing, the case will be set for the start of the jury term that falls within the defendant’s speedy trial period. The case will also be set for a Readiness Hearing to be held the week before the start of the jury term, unless the court sets another date. c) At the Readiness Hearing, each side will advise the Court whether or not the case will proceed to jury trial on the set jury date. d) At the Readiness Hearing, the Judge will set a date and time for both parties to confirm to the Clerk of Court whether or not the case is going to be tried to a jury. This date and time will be set in open court and provided to the parties in writing. The date will be no later than 48 hours before the start of the jury term. e) A party who fails to follow procedures set forth in sub- section (d) may be subject to court sanctions. A party who confirms a jury date and disposes of the case without a jury after the jury has reported may be subject to court sanctions.
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