A case management order is often a form issued by the judge that tells parties the following:
- a deadline for issuing written discovery (Interrogatories, Requests for Documents and Requests to Admit)
- A deadline by which all parties must take discovery of fact witnesses.
- In a med mal or pers. injury case, when Plaintiff has to send subpoenas to health care providers by
- When expert witnesses must be deposed by
- When expert witnesses must provide their expert reports by
- When dispositive motions must be filed by (motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, judgments on the pleadings.)
- When discovery will close
- The next status date so the judge can inquire of how the case is proceeding and help with any issues or disputes.
- Motions in liminie (pre trial motions)
- Trial Briefs due date
- Dates for trial to start and no. of days expected.
These orders help a court keep organized during the pre trial phase.