Filing for a Calendar Date
Once Discovery is complete, we will be allowed to file calendar papers
in Court stating that your case is ready for trial. Cases are tried in
the order they are added to the calendar. When the cases before your case
are resolved, you be called for trial.
Each judge works differently and at his or her own pace, so it is impossible
to know exactly when your case will come up for trial. However, the Courts
do publish their own “standard and goals” dates, which are
the Courts’ general expectations based upon their statistics of
approximately when your case will be called for trial.
If you are over 70 years of age, you will be entitled to a special preference
upon proof of age, and your case will come up faster in court. Please
remember to send us a copy of your birth certificate at this time. For
additional information regarding this phase of the lawsuit process, call
our office at (855) 295-4737.
While your case is awaiting a trial date, the Court may call for a pre-trial
conference. This means that we, along with the defendant’s attorney
and sometimes an insurance company representative, will appear at a conference
before a judge to see if a settlement can be worked out.
Keep in mind, you can settle at any time during the lawsuit, even if your
trial is already underway. Your case may have one, several, or many pre-trial
conferences depending on the judge and the likelihood of reaching a settlement.
Call our firm at (855) 295-4737 or fill out your
free case evaluation form online.