Initial Status Conference/Report (civil cases only)
The court will set all newly filed cases for a status hearing approximately 90 days from the date the complaint is filed. At least 14 days before the initial status hearing, the parties shall meet to discuss the nature and basis of their claims and defenses, the possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution of the case, and the arrangements for making Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures. Plaintiff is responsible for initiating such a meeting, and all parties are required to attend. Failure or refusal to participate in such a meeting may constitute a basis for sanctions. Lead counsel for each party is required to attend the initial status hearing.
Counsel are to file an Initial Status Report at least seven days prior to the initial status hearing.
Initial Status Report