What is a Case Conference?
A case conference is a step in the litigation process whereby the parties and their lawyers attend court and speak with a judge regarding the issues in the case and how best to resolve them. The judge then provides his or her views as to how the court may interpret the issues and make an order in respect to same. The secondary purpose of a case conference is to provide the parties with the opportunity to negotiate and resolve their issues without the need for further litigation. The main purpose of the case conference is to explore and identify the issues of the case, explore ways to resolve the issues and attempt to negotiate a resolution, ensure all disclosure is made, and set the dates for following court appearances.