Part 4.00 Trials

2-4.01 Counsel to be Present
2-4.02 Stipulations
2-4.03 Jury Trials

2-4.01 Counsel to Be Present


All attorneys responsible for conducting the trial shall appear in court at the time any case is called for trial. If any such attorney is unable to appear, alternate counsel shall present an affidavit of the responsible counsel setting forth the reasons he is unable to appear.


2-4.02 Stipulations


All stipulations in relation to pleadings, dismissals, evidentiary matters or statement of facts to be used in the trial or hearing of any cause must be reduced to writing, signed by the parties or the attorneys, and filed in the cause or dictated to the court reporter during trial or hearing.


2-4.03 Jury Trials


A. Unless the Court orders otherwise, in all civil jury cases the Plaintiff’s attorney shall prepare and submit to the Court and opposing parties a statement of the nature of the case to be read by the Court to the venire prior to voir dire examination. The statement shall include the time, date, and place of the alleged occurrence or offense and a brief description thereof, the name of the parties involved and their counsel and a list of witnesses, occupation if relevant and town of residence, whom the parties expect to call. Opposing counsel may suggest amendments to the statement prior to it being read to the venire.

B. Counsel may submit written questions to the Court for its consideration for use in voir dire examination.

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