What is a Case Management Order in Collier County?

A case management order is an order from the Judge presiding over your case deciding when and where a case management conference will be held.  The contents of the orders usually don't vary a great deal.  Most judges require pro se (unrepresented by an attorney) parties to be present for case managements along with attorneys and their clients.  An attorney can often times have your presence waived or permitted by telephone for good reason.  This saves you time so you can continue to focus on your kids and your work.

At case management, the Judge (or magistrate if referred previously) will oversee the status of the case, make sure all necessary documents have been filed and exchanged and will inquire as to how much time will be needed at a final trial.  Other issues discussed can include, outstanding motions, issues with expert witnesses, and whether or not mediation has been completed.  

At a case management conference in Collier County, Florida, you will NOT be having a hearing, admitting evidence or calling witnesses.  You do not need to bring someone with you as support for what you're asking the court to do.  It is a procedural event and not a time in which critical factual determinations will be made by the Judge (or Magistrate).  That said, it is certainly advisable to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side who understands the complexities of your case and can instruct the court what needs to happen so the rest of the case goes as planned.

If you have any questions about case managements in Collier County, please call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys and we will be happy to help.