A pre- trial conference (pre-trial hearing) is a meeting held before a case goes to trial. All of the important team players such as the plaintiffs attorney, prosecution, defense attorney, judge or magistrate, are present. At this hearing the case is set into motion much like a play. The relevant facts along with any supporting evidence and documents are made known. Any concerns regarding the arrest, civil suit, claims, special requirements, time lines, objections, etc., are discussed and agreed upon or put to rest. The schedule is set and a judge enters all necessary requirements into a motion for all to follow during the course of a trial.