Civil Procedure: Calendar of Cases

Calendar of Cases (Rule 20)

  1. Sec. 1 Calendar of Cases – The clerk of court, under the direct supervision of the judge, shall keep a calendar of cases for pre-trial, for trial, those whose trials were adjourned or postponed, and those with motions to set for hearing. Preference shall be given to habeas corpus cases, election cases, special civil actions, and those so required by law.
    1. The Clerk of Court under the direct supervision of the judge shall:
      1. Keep a calendar of cases for:
        1. Pre-trial
        2. Trial
        3. Adjorned or postponed; or
        4. Motion to set for hearing.
      2. Preference to hear:
        1. Habeas corpus cases;
        2. Election cases;
        3. Special Civil Actions; and
        4. Cases required by law
  2. Assignment of Cases
    1. Sec. 2 Assignment of Cases. – The assignment of cases to the different branches of a court shall be done exclusively by raffle. The assignment shall be done in open session of which adequate notice shall be given as to afford interested parties to opportunity to be present.
  3. Raffle
    1. Sec. 2 Assignment of Cases. – The assignment of cases to the different branches of a court shall be done exclusively by raffle. The assignment shall be done in open session of which adequate notice shall be given as to afford interested parties to opportunity to be present.
      1. All complaints filed in court shall be raffled except:
        1. Cases falling within the jurisdiction of the special commercial court or family court without need of raffle, unless two or more branches have been designated as special courts, in which case it shall be raffled among them.

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