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Settlement Conferences

 

Conference Scheduling

Settlement Conference Statement

Attendance

Continuing a Settlement Conference

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Conference Scheduling

Cases are scheduled for a mandatory Settlement Conference at the time of the setting of the trial date.  These conferences are scheduled within six (6) weeks of the trial date and are set on the first Mondayís of each month.

Settlement Conference Statement

Not less than ten (10) days prior to the scheduled conference, each party must submit a Settlement Conference Statement.

Attendance

All persons whose consent is required to effect a binding settlement shall be personally present at the settlement conference unless they have been excused from attendance by the assigned judicial officer.  Such requests for excuse must be made no less than five (5) court days prior to the scheduled conference, with a copy of the request served on all parties.

Any person who has been excused from attendance must remain immediately available by telephone through the conference.

Continuing a Settlement Conference

Motions to continue a settlement conference and trial date are heard by the assigned judicial officer.  Continuances, extensions or modifications may be obtained by noticed motion or ex-parte application, on a showing of good cause. Parties must clear a calendar date by contacting the calendar clerk at (559) 582-1010 x3078.

 
Superior Court of California, Kings County
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