This is a Tax Court case. I just got a call from the judge's secretary who wants to set up a telephone "conference" between ourselves and the judge and the IRS attorney. We are concerned that we are going to be ambushed if we agree to this. They have not told us what the agenda of this "conference" is going to be. In the past, the IRS has asked us to participate in a "conference", when in fact what they intend to do is hold a hearing. In addition, I have read that we have no right to record a phone "conference". Don't we have a right to know the agenda of any so-called "conference" and to a record of what goes on?