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If an answer is filed, the Court reviews the parties’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) report and either issues a scheduling order or an order to appear for a scheduling conference. If a motion to dismiss is filed, the Court may or may not issue a scheduling order or convene a scheduling conference. At or immediately after a scheduling conference, the Court issues a scheduling order.

The Court also schedules settlement conferences and joint final pretrial conferences in every civil case. The Court may convene additional conferences as necessary.

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