A pre-trial conference is a meeting with the two lawyers, and the judge.   The purpose of the pre-trial conference is to discuss the status of the case, and the possibility of settlement.  At the pre-trial conference, the lawyers are expected to explain their respective claims to the judge and the other lawyer.  The plaintiff is also expected to prepare a pre-trial memorandum which is a special form prepared by the judges, and filled in by the lawyers.  Depending upon the case, the pre-trial conference can take fifteen minutes to one hour.  The conference occurs in the judge’s chambers.  Only the lawyers participate, but the client’s are expected to be present or available by phone to discuss acceptance or rejection of an offer. 

If you or anyone you know has a serious personal injury case contact the New London, Connecticut personal injury lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm PC, 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut