Author: Lailna Dhaliwal LLP |

[Please be advised that the information provided is not to be constituted as legal advice]

A trial management conference is usually held a month or less before the trial starts.
The main purpose of the Trial Management Conference is to ensure that the trial runs efficiently with as few surprises as purposes can be described as:

  • exploring the chances of settling the case
  • arranging to receive evidence by a written report, an agreed statement of facts, an affidavit or another method, if appropriate
  • deciding how the trial will proceed
  • exploring the use of expert evidence or reports at trial, including the timing requirements for service and filing of experts’ reports
  • ensuring that the parties know what witnesses will testify and what other evidence will be presented at trial
  • estimating the time needed for trial; and
  • setting the trial date if this has not already been done