(a) All cases which were not commenced by the filing of a complaint are exempt from the entry of a scheduling order pursuant to N.R.C.P. 16(b).
(b) Except in actions exempted by the trial court as inappropriate, the discovery commissioner or judge shall, after receiving input from the attorneys for the parties and any unrepresented parties by way of a case conference report and/or a scheduling conference, enter a scheduling order that limits the time:
(1) to complete discovery obligations;
(2) to join other parties and to amend the pleadings; and
(3) to file and hear dispositive motions.
(c) When a trial date is vacated without resetting, the judge should direct the discovery commissioner to enter an amended scheduling order.
[Amended; effective October 13, 2005.]