We had a pre-trial conference in Cecil County earlier this week. As I was discussing with my clients what to expect, I was reminded that, as “old hat” as these pre-trial conferences are for me, most people have never been through the process. This is a good place to describe what they are all about.
One caveat before we start–there is some variation between the counties, and sometimes even between judges in the same county. Your lawyer should know (either by experience or by asking other lawyers with experience) exactly what to expect in your case. Here is a sample scheduling order for Baltimore City Circuit Court, which sets the pre-trial conference: Scheduling Order (02-24-18)
Some frequently asked questions: