(a) A case commenced by the filing of a complaint must first have a scheduling order entered before a trial date is set. If the scheduling order is entered by a discovery commissioner, the commissioner must also notify the trial judge of the earliest reasonable date that the case will be ready for trial. The court will prepare, serve and file a notice or order setting the case for trial.
(b) In the trial setting order the court may in its discretion set dates for the attorneys for the parties and any unrepresented parties to appear before it for pretrial conferences to facilitate settlement, to participate in a calendar call, to complete pretrial motion practice (in addition to that set forth in the scheduling order) and to discuss any other matters, as set forth in N.R.C.P. 16(c).
(c) When a case which was not commenced by the filing of a complaint is at issue, any party may request the setting of a trial date by filing and serving on all other parties a “Request for Trial Setting” in which the party shall represent that no pleading is unanswered and that no other parties will be summoned to appear prior to the trial.
(d) The court may request that the clerk set a next appearance date for each case and trial dates may be set at the direction of the judge.
[Amended; effective October 13, 2005.]