HCCLR 4 Setting Cases for Trial- CR 40 (a) (A) Certificate of Readiness. A Notice for Trial Setting shall be accomplished by Certificate of Readiness wherein counsel or the noting party represents that all essential parties have been served with process or have appeared and that the case is at issue as to all parties, that no pleadings remain unanswered, that there are no further pleadings to be filed, that the parties and necessary witnesses are ready and will be available at trial,that the parties have had reasonable opportunity for discovery, and that discovery can be completed before trial. (B) Jury Deposit. The deposit of a jury fee shall accompany a jury demand. (C) Presence of Counsel. Counsel for all parties and any party representing themselves shall either be present at the time of setting in person or telephonically, or shall have obtained leave of Court to appear in writing with a list of unavailable dates for trial. Counsel or pro se parties may participate by conference telephone call by prearrangement with the Court. (D) Pretrial Hearings. Cases will be set for pretrial or pre-fact finding hearing as well as for trial or fact finding. (E) Striking and Resetting of Cases. No trial, fact finding hearing, or specially set hearing shall be stricken without leave of the Court. The case must be noted for resetting unless at the time of the striking or continuing the case the Court sets a later trial or hearing date with the approval of the parties in the case. (Effective 9/1/03)
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