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Pretrial Conference

A meeting of all parties and counsel with the trial judge, sometimes held in the judge?s chambers. Most states require these pretrial conferences. Counsel prepare a ?pretrial memoranda? for the court, and the judge asks pointed questions. Most cases settle during this conference since the parties hear, for the first time, how a real-life judge would decide the case. A judge?s general impressions and settlement recommendations carry great weight, especially when the pretrial judge will also try the case. Parties are often surprised by how close they are to settling. Often the only thing keeping them apart is their attorneys? failure to communicate with their clients and with each other. Some lawyers never really understand their own cases until a judge, with 5-10 minutes of preparation, explains it to them. They are highly focused on a few trees when the forest is on fire. Lawyers? lack of communication and their zealous but unrealistic advocacy waste tens of millions of dollars annually.

Question: Attention lawyers and others: What is a pretrial conference? I am going to court in Wisconsin for my first OWI offense and I have heard I can ask for (sign up for when I get there) a pretrial conference when i arrive in court in order to try to get my BAC refusal removed. How does this process work and what can I expect? Any advice or knowledge at all would be very helpful I have no attorney In wisconsin it is a civil offense and not a criminal offense

Answer: It is kind of making a plea-bargain - it is called indirect blackmail by prosecuting attorney's office to cut a deal or else ! Good luck. You attorney should know better depending what you are going to Court/Trial for.

 


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Martha's Vineyard court report August 11-25

Martha's Vineyard Times
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Pre-trial conference scheduled in connection to murder case

WTHI
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) ? Damien Tyler is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on Tuesday in connection to the death of Ronald Arrowsmith. Officials report Ronald Arrowsmith died last November in an armed robbery gone wrong. Police say Arrowsmith ...
 

Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Gainesville Times
Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision. Niles, of Gainesville, called the appointment a ?blessing.? ?I'm excited ...
 

Connecticut man denies reckless operation in alleged high-speed Easthampton ...

The Republican - masslive.com
... wrote Gribi, who noted that Mountain Road "is known to be a hazardous stretch and has a long history of vehicle accidents." Garcia will be back in court Sept. 17 for a pre-trial conference. The map below shows the location of where police say a ...
 

Authorities: Teen driver high on marijuana in crash that injured passenger

Portage Daily Register
A Lodi teen faces felony charges after authorities said he was driving under the influence of marijuana during a rollover crash that severely injured a passenger in November. Cullen K. Tippery, 17, is free on a $5,000 signature bond after appearing ...
 

Hearing for former Danville Kroger executive moved to October

Central Kentucky News
A pretrial conference for former Kroger manager Tim Payne was rescheduled Wednesday for Oct. 22 by Boyle District Court Judge Jeff Dotson. Payne's attorney, J. Hadden Dean, filed a motion for discovery on behalf of his client, allowing them more time ...
 

Carter magistrate faces criminal election charge

The Independent
GRAYSON ? Incumbent Carter County Magistrate candidate Clifford ?Sodbuster? Roe will have a pre-trial conference next month where he is facing election-related charges involving voting assistance. Roe is facing a Class A misdemeanor charge that could ...
 

The End of Amateurism Is Not the End of Competitive College Sports

The Atlantic
(In one memorable pre-trial statement submitted to Wilken, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany claimed that his conference would drop down to Division III in a world without amateurism. He later admitted that conference lawyers wrote his statement. Take ...