No. 1.9 READINESS FOR TRIAL HEARINGS A Readiness Hearing shall be held before the Municipal Court Judge in every case in which a timely demand for jury is made. Notice shall be given in open court by the Judge to all parties indicating the date and time for this hearing. At the Readiness Hearing the Prosecuting Attorney, the Defendant, and the Defendant's counsel (if any) must be present. Furthermore, parties shall advise the court if the case can be settled in a manner other than a jury trial. The court will strike the scheduled Jury Trial and may issue a Bench Warrant for any Defendant that does not appear at the Readiness Hearing. [Effective date: September 1, 2011]
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