Pre-Trial expectations

Dear alljams:

Greetings. A pre-trial conference is a chance for the court and attorneys to deal with preliminary trial issues. This can be stipulating to facts of the case, stipulating to elements of a statute, dealing with conflicts of law, proposing structure for the trial, dealing with motions in limine to exclude evidence or witnesses, etc. It can be a weeding out process, but normally it is a legal prelude to the trial. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Hey again, thanks for everything you folks do.

Just wondering what to expect in a pre-trial. Is this just for the judge to verify items revelant to the case ? Can the judge “throw out” items that they find aren’t revelant ? Can decisions be made to rectify items before trial ? Would like to know if this is a “weeding out” process, or if actual decisions can be made before the initial trial by the judge to take care of items to speed the process along.

Again, thanks.