Notice Of Pretrial Conference Form. This is a Massachusetts form and can be use in State District Court Statewide.
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DOCKET NO. NOTICE OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE Trial Court of Massachusetts District Court Department PLAINTIFF(S) COURT DIVISION VS. DEFENDANT(S) A pretrial conference will be held on CONFERENCE DATE at at the TIME District Court, . COURT COURTROOM Pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. 16, the parties are ORDERED as follows: 1. Settlement. Plaintiff counsel shall contact opposing counsel to discuss settlement in advance of the conference. Defense counsel shall, after conferring with the defendant(s), respond to any settlement demand made by the plaintiff(s). Counsel for each party shall discuss with their client(s) the estimated costs of further litigation through trial, and shall certify in the pretrial memorandum that such discussion has occurred. 2. Memorandum. At least three weeks before the conference, plaintiff counsel shall prepare and serve a draft joint pretrial memorandum to opposing counsel, consisting of no more than 5 pages, setting forth: (A) a concise summary of the claim and defenses; (B) a list of witnesses, including experts, and a concise summary of the testimony anticipated from each witness; (C) facts established by pleadings, stipulation or admission; (D) an itemized list of special damages, if any; (E) the estimated length of trial; (F) certification by each counsel that their client(s) have been apprised of estimated litigation costs. At least two weeks before the conference, defense counsel shall prepare and serve any revisions to such memorandum. Counsel for all parties shall thereafter confer and, at least one week before the conference, file a joint pre-trial memorandum with the court. 3. Authority. Counsel are expected to have full authority to settle and file stipulations of dismissal or agreements for judgment at the pretrial conference. All parties shall be available for telephone consultation by counsel during the pretrial conference. 4. Continuances. Requests for continuances of the pretrial conference shall be made in writing and addressed to the attention of . NAME AND TITLE Requests shall specify the next pretrial conference dates that all counsel are available. 5. Trial Date. A firm trial date will be set by the Court and counsel if the case does not settle at the pretrial conference. 6. Sanctions. Failure to comply with this order, or failure to appear at the pretrial conference, may result in sanctions including but not limited to assessment of costs, entry of default or dismissal. 7. Liaison. Please refer all questions, as well as reports of settlement in advance of the pretrial conference, to at NAME AND TITLE . TELEPHONE NO. Justice Date 8/04 51 American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com