Why Do I Have To Appear And Attend A Calendar Call Before My Trial Date?
Today’s question comes from Damien and he wants to know why he has to appear and attend a calendar call before his trial date.
Damien has a trial coming up and the court has scheduled a calendar call, which is scheduled prior to the trial. It has been a long process and Damien just wants to get it over and done with. he says why do we need to go to this calendar call? Why can’t we just go to trial and get this case finalized? My answer to that is a calendar call is always scheduled by the court and it is a hearing that is scheduled prior to the trial so that the court and the attorneys and the parties can get together and discuss their preparation for trial.
Have they exchanged all the necessary exhibits for the trial? Have they divulged all the witnesses that are going to testify at the trial? It gives the judge an opportunity to make sure that everyone involved is prepared for the trial and that the trial does not need to be extended or canceled.
Before you go to the calendar call, 10 days before, we need to file what is called a pretrial memo, which is kind of like a snapshot. It’s a picture of where we all are with the case before the trial. This gives the court an opportunity to see what issues have been agreed upon, if any, what issues need to be resolved, and what each party wants to happen with all the issues that have not been resolved. This gives a judge an idea of where we are with the case and it gives everyone involved a better opportunity how to address the trial, not to waste anyone’s time, but to try to finalize this issue in a best-organized manner.
So to go back to your question, Damien, the calendar call is a very important hearing. Although there will be no decisions made at the calendar call, it prepares the judge and the opposing parties, and the council for trial to make it the best possible trial that you can possibly have.
So I hope this has answered your question. If you have questions about this topic or any other topic, please don’t hesitate and go to VegasDivorceMeeting.com. I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions that you have or discuss this topic a little further with you.
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