Usually the judge and attorneys will discuss the status of the case, discovery, potential discovery issues, and the possibility of mediation. The judge might also set a final status conference and trial date.
Iagree. Als be sure to check the tentative ruling prior to the hearing itself. You may want to hire an attorney at this point to ensure alleadlines are met.
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As the case is a limited one, expect the judge to send you to arbitration or some other form of ADR if you don't agree with the other side begorehand? You can also expect the judge to discuss the basics of the case, legal issues, possible motions, number of trial days, and they may also set deadlines for discovery, designation of experts, trial readiness conference and trial date.
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