What is a CMC conference

What is a CMC conference in California

You filed a lawsuit in California. Then you receive notice that there’s a CMC or case management conference set. What is a case management conference and what do you have to do? Hi, I’m Frank Nunes. I’m a California civil trial attorney practicing in the state of California. I get this call all the time. People say, “I’ve got this notice that I need to appear at this case management conference. What is it? And what do I need to do?”

It’s very simple. A case management conference or CMC, as it’s often called, is where the judge brings the parties in to find out the status of the case. Has everybody who’s been named in the lawsuit been served or appeared in the case? Are there any issues with the jurisdiction of the lawsuit, or the venue, or where it’s going to be stationed? How long do you think it will take to resolve this case in terms of trial days?

These are all essential, basic questions, and to expect the questions, California has even gone as far to create a judicial council form CMC-110. It’s called the case management conference statement. Most courts in California require them to be filed at a certain time before the hearing on the case management conference. It’s a very simple form. You can pull it off the internet, just answer the questions, sign it, give copies of the form to everybody, and file a copy with the court.

Well, that’s it for today’s video on what a CMC is and how to respond. By the way, if you found this information useful, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Why? So you can get updates on new video topics as we post great new informational videos to our YouTube channel. And if you have questions, I want you to pick up the phone and call me since I can answer those questions. I answer questions like this all the time. You can reach me at (559) 436-0850. I’m Frank Nunes, and thanks for watching.


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