Monday, July 3, 2017

NJAC 1:1-13.1 Prehearing conferences

1:1-13.1 Prehearing conferences

   (a) A prehearing conference shall be scheduled in accordance with the criteria established in N.J.A.C. 1:1-9.1(d).

(b) The prehearing notice shall advise the parties, their attorneys or other representatives that a prehearing conference will cover those matters listed in N.J.A.C. 1:1-13.2 and that discovery should have already been commenced. At the time of the prehearing conference, the participants shall be prepared to discuss one or more alternate dates when the parties and witnesses will be available for the evidentiary hearing. The judge may advise the parties that other special matters will be discussed at the prehearing conference.

(c) In exceptional circumstances, the judge may, upon no less than 10 days' notice, require the parties to file with the judge and serve upon all other parties no later than three days before the scheduled prehearing conference, prehearing memoranda stating their respective positions on any or all of the matters specified in N.J.A.C. 1:1-13.2 set forth in the same sequence and with corresponding numbers or on other special matters specifically designated.

(d) A prehearing conference shall be held by telephone conference call unless the judge otherwise directs.

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