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Old 11-23-2016, 09:28 AM
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Case conferences are pretty much a joke, however I treated them kind of like motions for one reason. I wanted endorsements in my favour. The paper trail of endorsements will follow you throughout your case. Future judges rely on these endorsements for their own decisions. The briefs might get tossed ... but the endorsements do not, often containing pertinent info for the subsequent justices.

Have a look here for info on case conferences and more: How to Prepare for a Case Conference in the Superior Court of Justice | The Law Society of Upper Canada

The purpose of the case conference is to

- explore the possibilities for settlement of the matter
- identify the issues in dispute and those that can be agreed upon
- discuss ways to resolve the issues in dispute
- ensure disclosure of relevant evidence
- note admissions that may simplify the matter
- set the date for the next step
- have the parties agree to a timetable for the steps in the case before trial, if possible
- organize a settlement conference
- timetable and give directions with respect to any intended motions including when the materials are exchanged and order the filing of summaries of argument, if appropriate

The judge may, at the conference, if appropriate to do so,
make an order regarding procedural matters such as

- document disclosure, questioning, timelines, or directions for the next step in the case, setting a date for a motion and for the filing of the materials for the motion
- order the evidence of a witness at trial be given by affidavit
- make a temporary or final order, if notice has been given
- make an unopposed order or an order on consent
- refer, on consent, the parties to alternate dispute resolution
- set a trial date or trial of an issue
- order costs
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