Under Rule 4.4 of the new Wake Co. Local Rules, Kristen Fetter, the Wake County Trial Court Administrator (“the TCA”), may notice a Status Conference for civil cases more than 4 months old. At the Status conference the parties will discuss administrative matters like selecting a mediator and scheduling the trial date and other deadlines. After the Status Conference the TCA will issue a Case Management Order appointing a mediator, setting the trial date, and addressing any other scheduling issues. The parties or their attorneys must attend the Status Conference. But as Rule 4.4 states,
If the parties agree on scheduling issues and the selection of the mediator, and return Local Form 2 containing this information to the Trial Court Administrator before the Status Conference, the parties will not be required to attend the Status Conference.
Local Form 2 – Response to Notice – Case Management
Around 120 days after a complaint is filed, Trial Court Administrator will order a Status Conference by sending out a Status Conference Notice. She includes a paper copy of Local Form 2 that you can complete and return in order to avoid showing up at the status conference in person. In addition to that hard copy, you can get a searchable PDF copy of the new Wake County Local Rules and Local Forms here. But to make it even easier for our existing and potential co-counsel, we have created a Word version of Wake County Local Form 2 that you can customize like any other Word document.
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