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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 16(b). Scheduling and Planning. 

Except in cases exempted by order of the court as inappropriate, the judge or magistrate shall, after consulting with the attorneys for the parties and any unrepresented parties, by a scheduling conference, telephone, mail or other suitable means, enter a scheduling order that limits the time


(1)   to join other parties and amend the pleadings;


(2)   to file and hear motions; and


(3)   to complete discovery. The scheduling order may also include:

(4)   The appointment of a special master under Rule 53 to assist the parties in the management of any discovery provided for in the Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure.

(5) the date or dates for conference to review settlement or ADR options;


(6) the date(s) for other conferences, including a final pretrial conference and trial; and


(7) any other matters appropriate in the circumstances of the case. 


The order shall be issued as soon as practical and, unless it is totally impractical, no more than 180 days after the filing of the complaint.  A schedule shall not be modified except by leave of the judge or magistrate upon a showing of good cause.


(Adopted March 28, 1986, effective July 1, 1986; amended April 19, 1995, effective July 1, 1995amended March 17, 2006, effective July 1, 2006.)

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