16.1 Preliminary Pretrial Conferences

(a) Scheduling

The court will hold a preliminary pretrial conference in all cases except those cases which have been designated as administrative track cases pursuant to LR 40.1 or those cases in which the discovery plan has been approved.

(b) Subjects for Consideration

The court may consider and take appropriate action on any matter referenced in the discovery plan filed by the parties pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and any other subject listed in Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(c).  The parties shall be prepared to discuss a proposed trial date, any stipulated or proposed changes to the disclosures under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 or the presumptive limits in Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(a), 30(b), 31(a), 33(a) or the number of requests in Fed. R. Civ. P. 36.  See Civil Form 2.


(§ (a) amended 1/1/00; § (b) amended 1/1/01)