Do you know what a Scheduling Order does?

At the beginning of a case when the parties disagree, the Court may issue a Scheduling Order. A Scheduling Order lays out a timeline and requirements for the parties to move towards a final hearing or trial. Not all cases go to a final hearing or trial. Sometimes the parties can come to an agreement during a contested case and file the agreement with the Court to get it Ordered.

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