The case management conference must be conducted in the manner provided by local rule. The court must enter a case management order setting a schedule for subsequent proceedings and otherwise providing for the management of the case. The order may include appropriate provisions, such as:
(1) Referral of the case to judicial arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution process;
(2) A date for completion of the judicial arbitration process or other alternative dispute resolution process if the case has been referred to such a process;
(3) In the event that a trial date has not previously been set, a date certain for trial if the case is ready to be set for trial;
(4) Whether the trial will be a jury trial or a nonjury trial;
(5) The identity of each party demanding a jury trial;
(6) The estimated length of trial;
(7) Whether all parties necessary to the disposition of the case have been served or have appeared;
(8) The dismissal or severance of unserved or not-appearing defendants from the action;
(9) The names and addresses of the attorneys who will try the case;
(10) The date, time, and place for a mandatory settlement conference as provided in rule 3.1380;
(11) The date, time, and place for the final case management conference before trial if such a conference is required by the court or the judge assigned to the case;
(12) The date, time, and place of any further case management conferences or review; and
(13) Any additional orders that may be appropriate, including orders on matters listed in rules 3.724 and 3.727.
Rule 3.728 adopted effective January 1, 2007.