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PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE : PRO FORMA
PRESIDING JUDGE:
1          APPEARANCE
1.1 Applicant
1.2 Respondent
1.3 Minute taker

2          PREVIOUS CONFERENCE
2.1 Has there been a conference?
2.2 Where is the minute?
2.3 Is the minute satisfactory?

3          SETILEMENT
3.1 What attempts have been made at settlement?
3.2 Should the parties re-attempt conciliation/mediation?
3.3 What are the prospects for complete or partial settlement?

4          PRELIMINARY POINTS
4.1 What points in limine are raised?
4.2 Is evidence required?
4.3 Is a ruling required at the pre-trial conference?
4.4 If not, when?

5          ISSUES
5.1 What relief is sought?
5.2 Record it.
5.3 If compensation is claimed how is it computed?
5.4 Are the underlying factual assumptions (eg wage rates) admitted?
5.5 Is there a tender/offer of settlement?
5.6 Record it.
5.7 Are costs tendered to date of tender?
5.8 What issues must be decided?
5.9 Formulate and record the legal issues.

6          DOCUMENTS
6.1 Facts which are common cause.
6.2 List them:
6.3 Facts which are in dispute.
6.4 List them:

7          DISCOVERY
7.1 Are any documents to be added to applicant's schedule?
7.2 Are any documents to be added to respondent's schedule?
7.3 What goes in?
7.4 What can be omitted?
7.5 Who is to sort them in chronological order and prepare and paginate bundles for the parties, the Court and witness?
7.6 When are bundles to be delivered?
7.7 Are there other materials to be discovered?

8          STATUS OF DOCUMENTS
8.1 What is the admitted status of each document listed in the respective schedules including additional documents?
8.2 Is a document what it purports to be?
8.3 Are the contents in dispute or common cause?

9          AFFIDAVITS
9.1 Is any evidence to be proved by affidavit?
9.2 Must the deponent appear for cross-examination?
10         ONUS TO BEGIN
10.1 Is there agreement on the duty co begin?
10.2 If not, is a ruling required?

11         INSPECTIONS
11.1 Is an inspection required?
11.2 When?
11.3 Where?
11.4 What?
11.5 Who must attend?
11.6 Plans
11.7 Maps
11.8 Photographs

12         SUBPOENAS
12.1 Which witnesses will be required?
12.2 Which witness for the applicant/respondent must be subpoenaed?

13         NON-EXPERT WITNESS STATEMENTS
13.1 Who will give evidence?
13.2 Are statements available?
13.3 When will the statements be exchanged?

14         EXPERT WITNESSES
14.1 Who will be called?
14.2 Are summaries of the evidence available?
14.3 When will they be exchanged?
14.4 What is common cause?
14.5 What is in dispute?
14.6 Have the opposing experts conferred?

15         ANY OTHER MEANS OF SHORTENING PROCEEDINGS
15.1 Heads of argument
15.2 Separation of issues
15.3 Other sources of evidence
15.4 Joinders
15.5 Consolidation
15.6 Time limits
15.7 Other

16         FURTHER PARTICULARS
16.1 Does the respondent require further particulars?
16.2 Does the applicant require further particulars?
16.3 Time limits?

17         OTHER
17.1
17.2
17.3

18         THE MINUTES
18.1 When to be filed?
18.2 What are the time limits for compliance with the undertakings in the minutes?

19         FURTHER PROCESS
19.2 How many days are required?
19.3 Is an interpreter required; if so what languages?
19.4 Are special arrangements required (eg TV and video machines); if so, who will provide them?

20         DIRECTIONS
20.1
20.2
20.3