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What is a pretrial conference
a conference between the judge and the parties attorny's
Why do we have pretrial conferences
to look at scheduling
to discuss legal issues to see if the case can be settled
to see if we are ready for trial
to see if discovery completed
What is arbitration
Alternative Dispute Resolution method
Formal hearing
Usually by retired judges
What is mediation
Alternative Dispute Resolution method
Less formal
Doesn't have to be a lawyer - neutral 3rd party mutally agreed upon
What is a settlement agreement
An agreement between 2 parties to resolve a lawsuit without having a trial
What is a consent judgment
a document in which the attorneys for the parties state the terms to which they agree and the judge signs
What is an offer of judgement
the defending party allows and agrees to an entry of judgement against him in a certain amount